Monday, 28 March 2011

A Splash Of Colour

One of the things I am loving about Blogging For Scrapbookers is the way it's making me think differently about things I thought I'd already decided! I wasn't planning to use this blog to share anything other than the things I create BUT after today's prompt I've had a rethink. I'm going to share a room project with you. Well, after all, it is still something I'm going to create....... kind of........

When we moved to this house three and a bit years ago, it'd had the Anne Maurice treatment (remember her, the House Doctor?) So every wall in the house was cream. Every carpet in the house was cream. There was no colour. Anywhere.

Now, I like neutrals, don't get me wrong, but really...... with three kids? We've added our little sprinkles of colour here and there and completely refitted the kitchen and one of the bathrooms, but there is one place I've been aiming to get to for a while and planning little schemes for in my mind, a place where I can really let loose with the colour: the family room. It really ought to be called the kid's room because dh and I don't actually venture in there that often. It's the place where the kids take their friends and play on the Wii or watch TV. Their computer is in there too and all the board games as well as lots of the children's books.

So, whilst I have been planning, all I've actually managed so far is to put up new curtains. I have bought a few items of inspiration though:
I think my next step is painting the walls. But what colour? I feel a purchase of more than just a few matchpots coming on!

8 comments:

tidbitsandtreasures2011 said...

I wonder if the colors you've selected for your blog are any indication? Regardless, the inspiration pieces you selected look like a fun starting place.

Amy said...

Your inspiration pieces look wonderful and really well suited to a room used mainly by the kids :-)

Julie Ann Shahin said...

How fun to decorate and be creative. I agree that yellow is cheerful and maybe as the first poster said, your blog is a good indicator? Good luck! Visiting from Blogging from Scrapbookers. xoxo

The Mann Fam said...

Love your clock. Such fabulous colors. Stopping by via Shimelle's

Denise said...

Love that clock- popping over from BFS :-)

Sian said...

I love your zingy accent colours! And I enjoy seeing how other bloggers decorate. Coincidentally, my post is about my decorating today - it's more neutral, though!

Alison said...

LOVE that clock!...popped over from BFS

Kirsty.a said...

I'd forgotten about House Doctor!!
Though, actually, with those gorgeous bright accssories, my instinct would be to have a neutral base.
Thanks for visiting my blog - glad to have found yours