on with the sauce
My boyfriend an i moved in to our first "real" apartment this spring. Soon we've lived here for one year, and the sauce is no near seen. It's a great bright apartment, which big open areas and a great view but it's hard to decorate.
We have beautiful, old saloon-like furniture but the way they are set now just looks temporary and weird.
I made a drawing over the apartment which you can find underneath this cut, along with some images of the furniture we've got.
ignore the awful wallpapers (they were there when we moved in) and ignore the ugly chair + crap laying around. I sure do hope it's okay to post these not-so-very-saucy pictures here, since it is the help-group and i indeed am in great need of help here.
Why i only posted pictures from the living room/kitchen is because that's the one room we have the biggest issues with. the two other rooms will settle when we know how to deal with to main-room.
i'm thinking of painting the walls either mint green or white in the living room, since both my boyfriend and i want to keep the bright feeling it has.
as for the other two rooms, the smaller one is the one we now uses as bedroom. it has two ugly standar closets but these you can move and we are to move em up the the attic.
the bigger room is for the moment housing our TV, a bookshelf and my boyfriends desk with computer. it lso has a big couch, which is comfy but not really the most beautiful piece AND really a ittle to big for us.
i'm thinking of selling the sofa, put our bed where the sofa is, so that the tv on it's sideboard is in front of it and leave the other furniture in that room as they are. All the furniture in the tv-room are from the series "Markör" from IKEA, and sice there are only one window in the room, it gets kind of dark and rustic. this makes me want to paint the walls dark green; the walls has now got an even more horrible wallpaper than the one in the living room.
making the tv-room into a bed room will leave the former bed room really empty (no shit?) This isn't really a problem since i want to make that room a reading/boudoir/crafting/writing-room. I paint and draw alot, and i also like to sew and write, but right now i haven't got any space where i can do that; nor a desk for the purpose. so i'm emplaying to make the smaller room a crafty room. perhaps putting the chaiselounge in there and find us a small tea-table, perhaps a soft chair and then i can craft in there and my boyfriend can snuggle down the chaiselounge with a good book.
Oh well, this turned out to be one big post. hope someone manage to read the whole thing. I'm looking forward to help with how to put the furniture in a way that doesn't look clumsy and such.
Happy hollydays to you all.
xo xo F.Klein