As we begin a new year I have many plans for the home and would like to get it completely finished by the end of the year. Since moving in I have done quite a bit of decorating, more so over the past year when I finally took the plunge to re-decorate the living room, main bedroom and both of the kids room which are yet to be completed. Below are some of my home decor plans which I would like to complete this year.
The living room is pretty much finished apart from a few decorative items here and there, and I would also like to purchase a corner sofa but just can't seem to find the right one! I am also in need of buying another ikea storage unit for all of the toys to go under the stairs which is sat waiting in my Ikea basket until I have a few other items in there to pay for the £35 postage.
I made a start on the bedroom earlier this year when I created a little blogging space for myself in one of the corners. I really love this space and it's allowed me to become more productive and work from home. I have painted the room white however still need to buy a new wardrobe and some more storage. I would love a built in sliding wardrobe or to create a walk in wardrobe however with limited space it's not possible. I am tempted to ask the landlord if I can get some sliding wardrobes put in and I'd pay for them of course, so we'll see. I have been looking at buying all of the parts and could buy the majority of them from Barrier Components and hire someone to fit them for me. I'm also debating whether or not to buy some new bedside tables and a new bed as mine is a king size, I'm thinking of downgrading to a double seeing as we no longer co-sleep and could do with the extra space as it's a pretty odd shaped room.
I have painted both of the kids rooms white earlier in the year and bought some Ikea Kallax units for toy storage however I still need to finish off both of their rooms. I have bought many accessories, bedding and decorative bits but it's yet to be completed so I would really like to do so this year.
As we rent there's not really a lot that we can do to the kitchen unfortunately. If it was my own house the kitchen would be completely re-done to my taste! I cannot wait to own my own home some day. But for now I will touch it up with a lick of paint and I have been looking at maybe buying vinyl for the counter tops and cupboards to transform it as well as putting down some lino flooring on top of the tiles.
I also need some sort of shoe storage as currently I have two large wicker baskets full of them in the kitchen which are getting in the way. I've seen a shoe cabinet in Argos so think I'll buy that for the porch. I would also like to buy a garden shed as at the moment Amelia's bike, scooter, trike and everything else is all stored in our kitchen as it no longer has a dining table in there. I do have a small wooden storage unit but it's not really big enough to keep anything other than paint and the lawnmower.
Do you have any plans for decorating this year?