Slowly but surely, Paul and I are turning our new house into our home. We’re fortunate that we don’t have any major renovations to do. Our house was built in 2003, which pretty much makes it a baby in house-years. But, as I’ve mentioned before (and as is to be expected with a new house) – it just doesn’t feel like ‘ours’ yet.
I’m most eager to get some colors on these booooring white walls (sidenote: what is the obsession with stark white walls?! It seems to be the preference of a lot of bloggers, and I just do. not. get. it. Eh, to each their own.) Anyway – I know I want COLOR on these walls, but I just don’t know which colors.
For those of you who haven’t met me: if I were a superhero, decision-making would be my Kryptonite. I am indecisive about ev-er-y-THING.
There are piles of paint chips everywhere – but now I need to narrow it down, only to buy 8 shades of the same color, throw them on every wall in the room to see them in every variation of light, THEN reluctantly pick a color and hope that I love it forever.
Nope, not ready to paint yet!
So, for now, we’re focusing on smaller yet noticeable things. First up: houseplants. I’ve developed a green thumb over the years, and I recently added to my collection of leaf-y green friends. What a great way to add life to a room (ha – no pun intended)!
We’ve also hung a lot of small shelves here, there and everywhere. They’re good ‘character’ displays. One of my favorite recent additions are the antique crates-turned-shelves in our bedroom:
I saw this idea on a blog, pinned it to my Housepiration board and could not stop thinking about it. Soon afterwards, we bought the crates all in one shot, adorned them with some of the new plants, and voila!
I love, love, love how these look! Take THAT you boring white walls!
Please excuse my grainy cell phone pictures. I played around with the new editing feature in Google+ to try and play up the vintage look that my phone was evidently going for.
Up next, I’ll be sharing the wine-themed gallery wall in our (very empty and very white) dining room.