So I have a blank slate with our new apartment. I can decorate any way that I wish. This is a little bit daunting because I really want to create a beautiful and homey space. After our looong session in Ikea yesterday, I have a better idea of what furniture we will be using. Now, I just have to see the apartment! Below, you will find some of the pics that I have sourced as inspiration for the small space. Those of you who know how my previous places have looked will see that the colours are a pretty different selection to what I had before – it’s definitely time to try something new.
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I took a photo from the magazine Divan- an Estonian design magazine that I got from Annette. This is some wallpaper from one of their featured homes. The colour combo is a bit odd but I am finding it rather appealing. Think I might just run with it..
A bit too girly but I rather like the light fitting.
Lots of frames- I love it. I hope our landlord will allow us to hang things- its the best way to make use of small spaces.
Great artwork can really make a space. I am already collecting bit and bobs and have brought a print that I made in 3rd year while I was studying “Art”
I just love the lamps on the floor. Saw something at Ikea that is similar. It will have to wait for phase to of our decor plans (or maybe even 3). I think good lighting is going to be essential, especially in winter when the sun rarely rises.
This kitchen is part of a rental apartment where the tenant can’t make any permanent changes. She has removed the top doors of the melamine cupboards to make open shelves. I love this idea. Instead of plain green, I am going to look for beautiful paper at the paper shop down the road to paper the shelves and walls behind them. We have already bought white crockery and clear glasses- these will make a nice display on my open shelves.
More open shelves in a teeny tiny kitchen.
More clever use of wall space. I have seen a few small kitchens that have used peg-board to hang various bits and pieces. Will have to be careful though, I don’t want the kitchen to look cluttered.
We are going to buy a matching table and chairs set (we are getting a really good deal on the price). I don’t like my furniture to match so I am thinking of painting the chairs a different colour. Maybe I’ll stain them a bit darker- its a bit of a shame to paint real wood.
A slightly less bold colour scheme but still very interesting.
A very functional looking work space. Our space will have to look good and work very well because it will share our bed room (mis-spelled on purpose).
Just a nice designer wardrobe by Molteni&C.
P.S. Pete is happy to get the beloved sofa! Yay!
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