First of all just to link up with one of my previous blogs..........here are my new dining area curtains
They were from Laura Ashley and reduced from £70 to £31.60! What a bargain. Shame my husband didnt agree! It wasn't the price for him but the colour! More pink! He was liking them even less when he saw them drawn at night - as they give off a pink glow making all the room look pink!
Now to my living room!
On the day we moved in, before the removal men could put any furniture down, we ripped up the living room carpet. In my opinion, it was well past its use by date. So here it is after that..........
As you can see the wallpaper was painted two tones, with a flowery border round the middle and top. It had an inefficient back boiler, lovely orange pine surround and just felt dirty.
Because my husband's workplace is making big cutbacks this year we are not sure if he will have a job in a couple of months time. So after re-plastering upstair's ceilings and walls and doing all the rooms up there properly. Then the kitchen etc, we had no money left to do this one from top to bottom. We had got rid of the boiler for a new system when we got here and then, so just to tidy it and make it cleaner, I painted over the wallpaper and borders, repainted the woodwork and firesurround, changed old fashioned walllights, took down old glass shelves and got a carpet put in.
But I am not happy with it! I have not brought down all my cushions after putting my xmas ones away. I have painted all my furniture cream and most of my bits are cream, beige and I still have red candles and a few red bits. My curtains are from the old house and are to make do.
I just don't know what colour theme to go with........any suggestions? I do not feel I can subject hubby to more pink! as kitchen and bedroom already have lot of that. Do I stick with the red, but will that look ok in the summer or do I go for something totally different?! Although it has to go with the red chesterfield sofa as cannot justify changing that. I am hoping the new ranges will inspire me once they finally come in the shops. Must look thru a few of your blogs for living room ideas! Please help!