Monday, April 26, 2010

I think i might have been an interior designer in my past life. Or, maybe i just want to be an interior designer in my current life. It seems like the only thing i can ever think about is decorating. I love scowering flea markets, thrift stores, and peddler's malls for cute little knick-knacks and what-nots to decorate with. I really think that it's one of my most favorite things to do.
So, for the life of me i cannot figure out why i'm so uninspired to decorate my new house. My budget is obviously a lot more limited now,( 95% of everything i have is thrifted anyways, so money really isn't my concern) but every chance i get i pick up little things here and there. Bring them home. Set them up. And i instantly feel like something is missing. To be honest, it's really starting to drive me crazy. I have hardly touched my bedroom. I've done nothing in there but change the sheets a few times. I have pictures that i painted just sitting in the floor, collecting dust while they're just waiting for me to hang them. I'm struggling because my room isn't set-up the right way. It's pretty small and i have a couple of really big pieces of furniture. I can't figure out a way to rearrange things at all. I know i can only rant and rave so much, but i'm at the point where i literally want to pull all of my hair out!
Lots of things inspire me, but somehow it's hard for me to translate it into my every day life. I have to figure out my problem, right now, before i literally lose my brain.
If you folks have any feedback, tips, tricks, solutions, please share.


  1. The main reason I want to move out is so I can decorate my own apartment. I'll go to shops with Cody and we'll pick out things to decorate the apartment with even though it's going to be at least two years before we move out. So I understand the need to decorate,ha.

    I don't really have any tips though, other than looking at pictures around the internet. I always get ideas from different things on flickr and Hopefully that helps at least some.

  2. For me, I can't think about decorating until everything is put away. No boxes and everything has a temporary home (even if it's tucked behind a sofa or in storage!) Suddenly it becomes a home.

    Then, pick a colour you like and try to add that in accents (pillows, etc.), mixed with neutrals.

    I hope this helps just a little bit!

  3. I guess just don't think about the long run. I don't think I could ever live in a home that had white walls. If you want to paint the walls yellow, I think it is best to just paint the walls yellow.

    ALSO, you SHOULD become an interior designer! Judging from the pictures you post, you have excellent taste. Buy cute things with other peoples' money!

  4. Raeann- I can definitely sympathize with the need to decorate. That was one of the things i was most excited about when i first moved out. that's why i'm so upset that i haven't done anything!

    Michelle- You know, i think that's my biggest problem. I don't even have anything put away yet. I think maybe because everything isn't organized, i just think it'll never be pretty. thank you for your tips! i do appreciate them. also, i decided to follow your blog. just so you know!

    Tarah- I wanted to paint my walls a very light, bright mint green, but m landlord says i have to pay him an extra 300 dollars to do so. Needless to say, that's going to be happening anytime soon. so, all my walls are white. and it's very depressing.