Wednesday, 25 November 2015
Creating a home that reflects my personality
I have been re-decorating my home for the past four weeks. I love to modernise my looks and myself as an individual but I realised last month that I wasn’t applying the same attitude towards my home. I live in an apartment that my dad once lived in until he bought a house. Everything about the place has his name on it, meaning its shows his personality and the kind of things he likes . His very much into the latest technology so there’s all of that around the house as well as the shelves, wardrobes and cabinets that he has made himself as his profession is in the carpentry / joinery industry. The only thing that showed my personality was the duvet covers and a few picture frames, plus the smoothie and juice makers in the kitchen lol.
He wasn’t opposed to me redecorating the place so I started on the hall way towards the end of last month, painting it all white and adding a few black and white accessories that have inspirational quotes on them. I love inspirational quotes so this is something I wanted to add because every morning when I walk out of the room, it’s a good reminder to be positive and look at the brighter side of life and it also shows my personality.
I have also painted the living room, a nice magnolia cream colour which I really like. I am currently looking at different curtains, cushions and accessories to add to the living room. This weekend I will move on to the kitchen and then to the bathroom and my goal is to have the whole place redecorated before the end of the year.
It’s a challenge because firstly, I have had to cut back on buying a lot of clothes that I would normally buy during this season and instead spend more money on paint, wallpaper and accessories for the home and secondly having to spend part of my weekends to decorate. I’ve had to change my weekend schedule a bit and not commit myself to do certain things or go to certain places just so I can focus a bit more on things at home, but this is the decisions we have to make in order to get things done!
Here are a few pictures of the latest additions to my hall way!