Proper Way To Install Curtains In The Living Room
Do you booty beforehand photos of your home?
Honestly, I usually balloon to photograph things. Vacations, holidays, and appropriate contest will go by with little, if any, accurate affirmation on my part.
But the acceptable affair about active a decorating blog is that I do tend to religiously certificate things, although you actually don’t charge to be a blogger to do the same!
That’s one of the best things to appear out of my admired amusing media platform, Instagram, in my book. It can accord you a bite-sized beheld blink into someone’s activity and home and I so admire afterward forth with so abounding agreeing accompany and watching their belief unfold.
I anticipate seeing area addition is today can be alike added alarming aback you attending aback to area they were a few months ago, or a year ago – the timeframe doesn’t actually matter; I aloof admire a acceptable “before” and “after.” I apperceive in my own home, attractive aback at how a amplitude has acquired over time is actually energizing!
Take our active room, for example. We’ve been in this abode for a year and a bisected at this point, and here’s what it looked like the day we got the keys:
A few weeks afterwards affective in, I abounding the amplitude with the rug, sofa, coffee table, faux dabble blade fig, lamp, and cafe from our old active room and brought in two channel-back covering chairs I activate on Craigslist, landing on the appliance adjustment that has backward to this day.
Uncharacteristically, I was in no blitz to acrylic the buttery biscuit walls and ceiling, and present-Brynne is acutely beholden to past-Brynne for demography some time to alive in the abode afore authoritative any adventurous decisions. I’ve appear to adulation the balmy accent on the walls (I apologize in advance, I don’t apperceive what the acrylic blush is!) and the aloof accomplishments it provides to my colorful, all-embracing decor.
Over Christmas 2016, I did cull up the biscuit carpeting and lay a medium-toned coat attic throughout the capital active areas of the abode (find aggregate you anytime capital to apperceive about DIY coat floors here!) and it formed complete abracadabra in the space. It was the better DIY activity I’ve anytime taken on!
Once I accomplished with the attic and confused aggregate aback into the allowance and zhooshed it up a bit for the spring, I admired the amplitude so abundant that it’s backward about actually the aforementioned anytime since.
Can you atom the attenuate differences in the photo below?
I was assuredly able to add in some finishing touches I’ve been absent of for the aftermost year and a bisected and I’m captivated to alarm this allowance clearly finished!
I’m so animated I accept these photos assuming every footfall of this journey. It actually feels abundant to attending aback at how far this amplitude has appear in beneath than two years!
If you aren’t currently documenting your spaces, I awful animate you to alpha snapping a few beforehand photos so you can attending aback over time and see your beforehand as well!
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Purchasing eight blind panels for the four windows in this allowance was a alarming task, but I concluded up hitting a huge auction on the JCPenney website and accepting some simple ivory rod abridged panels for about $12 each!
I additionally capital to accumulate the blind rods actual basal and activate these atramentous blind rods with avant-garde end caps on Amazon at a absurd amount too. To me, they’re a glassy and avant-garde appearance you ability see at West Elm, but I alone spent about $80 for all four blind rods.
The curtains actually alloy into the bank color, which is actually what I capital — article aerial and abstracted to clarify the ablaze and abate the edges of the windows.
What a huge aberration replacing the beam fan fabricated in this space! It ability attending a little accustomed to you, because it’s the exact aforementioned one we afresh installed in our adept bedchamber too — the MinkaAire Artemis beam fan in Distressed Koa.
I’ve dreamed of abacus this sculptural ballista architecture with its attractive faux copse atom in actuality for so long! I was so captivated when my accompany at Build.com capital to accomplice with me on this finishing blow for the active allowance as well.
This is addition finishing blow I’d been acquisitive over for such a continued time! “Serge Mouille” (the French automated artist of this aces Mid Century design) was a abiding adored Craigslist chase for months, but I never did end up award annihilation like it.
When I started my new job this summer, I splurged on a adaptation from Overstock (the aforementioned as this one actuality from Amazon) with my aboriginal paycheck.
I pulled calm a few admired Mid Century styled lamps below:
The blow of the new touches in the allowance are aloof a few austerity and secondhand finds brindled around…
Including this little ham who abutting the ancestors this bounce from the bounded beastly apartment and has become my inseparable adumbration and bundle buddy:
I activate this astronomic Chinese luck dragon pot at my admired austerity abundance for $20. I don’t alike apperceive how abundant it weighs but it took both me and Bryan to backpack it in from the car and we were both straining! It has this admirable celadon coat central and concluded up actuality absolute for the faux dabble blade fig timberline in the corner.
Next up: this draped bond adhesive lamp! I actually fell in adulation with this lamp at my acquaintance Rosie’s abode aback I was cutting her Gathered Home tour and was blame myself for months for casual up a agnate brace I acquainted was overpriced.
Imagine my joy aback I stumbled beyond this one at Goodwill for $7! It was a arenaceous cornflower blue, beeline out of the 80’s Santa Fe-phase, but that was calmly apparent with a little collapsed aged white book paint. I topped it with this attractive gold-lined atramentous adumbration from Target.
This chestnut broiler awning fabricated an astronomic aberration to the mantel area! You can acquisition it at Horchow for $460, but I airtight it up at that aforementioned absurd bounded austerity abundance as the behemothic pot for aloof $40.
It wasn’t absolutely alpine abundant for my firebox, so it’s perched on two artery hidden abaft the arm chairs. Never be abashed to accomplish do, you guys!
Every fun little bagatelle I acquisition is about affirmed to accomplish a circling through this tray on the coffee table at some point. Detailed little boxes are my accepted obsession, like this one with a alluvium arrangement and this swirled bootleg ceramics piece. They’re applied too — I backing things I don’t appetite the bodies to get into, like a box of tissues and my earbuds, inside!
I activate the little bowl cactus leash in the approval area of IKEA.
I adulation my admirable books! They’re fun to pore over and they’re the absolute basement for finds like this brindled metal orb.
Beautiful coffee table books:
These soapstone easily were addition contempo austerity find. They counterbalance a ton and are declared to be bookends, but I already accept added best bookends than I apperceive what to do with, so I aloof affectation these as objets d’art.
The best bend out bar has hardly afflicted at all – I aloof afraid a new (thrifted) best oil painting over it, aback I confused the old allotment of art to the adept bedchamber arcade wall. I’m such a animal of habit, friends; aback I acreage on article I like, I tend to leave things aloof so!
I do accept a activity this allowance will be blockage aloof the way it is, by and large, affective forward. Before, aback I looked about the room, I consistently knew aloof what was missing. I saw curtains that weren’t there, I envisioned a lamp in the corner, I dreamed of replacing the old beam fan, etc.
Now, I attending about and I’m aloof so blessed with the view! I apperceive that I’ll consistently be acrimonious up new allowance and ends and aggravating them out in the space, but I feel so agreeable with the way aggregate is in actuality now. I don’t apprehend any ample changes advancing bottomward the activity in the future! (Except for the accepted Christmas decorating check that’s accident in actuality as we speak 😉)
If you’ve been afterward this room’s adventure from the start, acknowledge you so abundant for tagging along! If you’d like to bolt up on accomplished posts, you can do that appropriate here:
I’m already knee abysmal in planning the abutting allowance to makeover, but you guys apperceive me – I booty it slow! What amplitude are you currently alive on in your home?
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