After living among boxes for a few days, I wanted to complete at least one room. A place of order, if you will, in an apartment otherwise in a state of chaos. The dining room won. My husband and I painted the living room and dining room the day before we officially moved in, so the walls are a lovely shade of light gray with a red accent wall. We pulled together the rest of the room with items we already owned, including our existing table and chairs, candlesticks, woven placemats and a funky geometric rug. But there’s one thing missing: A great hanging light fixture to really anchor the space.
Whew! This has been a long week and a half for me. The actually process of moving is almost never fun, but even less so when you have to do it all yourself up a very narrow flight of stairs. But you know what? Having our own place is worth every bump, bruise and scratch along the way, and I couldn’t be happier if I tried. Well…I’ll be happier when we get rid of all these boxes, but still…
If you’re wondering about the erratic posting schedule here at Green Your Decor since last week, there is an explanation. My family and I are moving into our own place after 2 long years, and I am buzzing with excitement! It’s an apartment and not a house, but I’m still incredibly giddy about the prospect of having a 6 new rooms to decorate. Of them, I think I’m most looking forward to doing my daughter’s room, because I know I can have fun with it. I’ve been looking for some wall art that I think suits her personality and taste, and these fabric wall stickers by Mae jumped out at me as soon as I saw them.
Lately, I’ve been really drawn to furniture made from scrapwood. I thought that I really loved dark wood, and while I still do, I’m really warming up to the idea of seeing it paired with wood in other tones. The Oops Crib from Structured Green is a great example, but I’ve been looking for more affordable options. The designs by Etsy seller ecotables don’t quite have the light/dark contrast I’m looking for, but for $150-250, I really can’t complain.
One of the biggest problems my husband and I face is where to keep our dirty laundry. I mean that literally — not figuratively. Right now, we’re using a ratty old collapsible nylon hamper I’ve had since college, and the thing really is on its last legs. But we appreciate that it has a pretty large capacity, where other, more stylish options, are generally designed to hold smaller loads.