It’s unreal what a coat of paint can do for a room.
When touring our home during the sale, it was clear to me why it had been on the market so long. I’ve previously mentioned how dirty the place seemed, but it was also very dark. Even with the 6 foot picture windows.
When we first took possession of our home the interior was still very, very dark. It wasn’t just the furnishings that made it feel so small. Brown carpeting, miss matched brown flooring, dark burgundy walls, deep yellow walls and all types of wood tones. It felt very cluttered although the floors and cabinets were bare.
The first thing we did was pull out the old carpets, good riddance. We plan on saving for a few months and buying the flooring for the entire house at once, that way if there’s anything discontinued we will have a cohesive floor. Next were the walls.
In a new home, coming from a small apartment we were unsure of how to go about interior design. It was hard to imagine anything in the home the way it was, so painting the walls a light grey/off-white was the perfect bare canvas we needed to get started.
Paint is inexpensive, and can always be changed to adjust to your style as you grow. We chose off-white to open up the space, allowing the light from the picture windows to reflect off the light surfaces. Immediately there’s a different tone to the whole house, even though we have yet to dig into any of the huge renovations.
Planning the renovation has been the most fun so far, I’m going to enjoy the calm before the storm.
Our goals for this year are to expand the closet in the bedroom, lay the flooring, weeping tiles, level the yard, build garden and to rescue the garage. It’s a long list, but it’s only the beginning.
Lots of love,