Oh Pinterest, how much do I love thee? Let me count the ways. You got me through a DIY budget wedding and have always been there with a last minute outfit idea, and now, my little fingers are exhausting your beautiful interior inspirations.
During the lull times of buying a house (there are lots of them) I like to waste many an hour planning what my home will eventually look like when we move in (please just take my money and give me the keys!!)
Even though we rent we've been looking enough to be able to decorate more or less to our own tastes. Previously I've always like to inject a bit of colour into my walls and furniture, but over time I've felt tied to the accents colours in the wallpaper and sofa. Although its only subtle, its amazing how restricting this can be. This time I've made the decision to keep my décor fairly neutral and inject colour via accessories and soft furnishings.
Greys and white seem to be my neutrals of choice. I love the simplicity of grey and with two black fur babies (one of whom with a love of muddy puddles) creams and whites are not always practical, so grey is a good choice, particularly for furniture. Purples with a grey undertone like lavender create a really calming scheme which is exactly what I want to aim for. We are planning on changing our furniture for a chaise sofa and a chair, but I really can't justify the expense of a full on wing back chair (I'm looking at you £400 Next chair!) so Pinterest came up trumps with the Ikea Strandmon. Its so classic looking with a retro vibe and with a matching footstool for under £200, the husband is pretty pleased too!
I've really struggled to choose a colour scheme for my bedroom. I currently have navy and I still really like it but with a new house you feel you have to have a completely new colour, you know? I feel in love with copper accents and while these won't work in my kitchen, copper will look great for my drawer pulls and dressing table accessories. Teamed with a blush pink, ala this years Panetone colour of the year, and my neutrals it should work for a feminine but not overly girly bedroom.
As I updated my bathroom and kitchen recently, I intend to keep the same schemes when we move, but as we will have windows I can add extra blinds and other items to finish it off properly.
Now all I want to do is go shopping - hurry up house!