Hi everyone! Since it is the start of a new year, I thought I would share some of my decorating goals for 2016 with you. Yes, some may set personal or career goals, but me, I set decorating goals.
This year in particular I do this because we just purchased our dream home, and while it has excellent “bones” as they say, it needs a little TLC. We have already remodeled a bathroom mostly in part because the former owners paid for that as part of the sale Long story. You can read about it here and I plan to have a post with beautiful photos as soon as the custom art and window treatments I have ordered arrive.
First off, the entire interior is going to be painted. The exterior will be next, but is a lesser priority. I have thought long and hard over what palette I want and I can’t believe how indecisive I am being!! I am pretty sure, however, that the colors will include some bold color choices. However, every time I think I am sold on a bold color, I see images of a beautiful neutral room and I second guess myself. I think I am going to trust my gut and go bold. After all, it is just paint, right?
Next up is the hardwood floors. Our 1920’s home is blessed with an entire home of hardwood floors. However, they desperately need to be refinished. They are a light-toned honey colored wood and I think they will stay that way. I want the entire space to feel light and airy.
Third, we are going to have a larger opening cut out for a new refrigerator. I wrote all about it before, but basically our home currently has the smallest fridge EVER! It is seriously a small step above a college mini fridge. It is ugly and not functional at all for our family of four. You can read about how I attempted to glam it up with gold duct tape here. It upgraded it a bit, but I am ready for a real upgrade!! I think this is one home improvement that will definitely improve the quality and efficiency of our lives.
Finally, like many older homes, many rooms in our home do not have lighting wired. Many of the bedrooms rely solely on table and floor lamps and they simply do not provide enough light. We have a bid from our contractor to wire the rooms and it will be one of our first projects. The fun part is going to be picking out new lighting!! It can get really expensive, so it will probably happen space by space as our budget allows. I hate those things- budgets!!
Do you set “home” goals as well? Please tell me I am not the only one!!! Keep checking back as I will update and show you how each goal is coming along (project “money pit.”)
Contractor is set to come out on Monday to remove the “mini fridge” and create a new opening. Happy Dance!!!
Until next time . . .