My pinboards are filled with inspiration from textiles to paint colors to just the way a room feels. But sometimes, it’s difficult to see that beautiful room on your favorite blogs or Pinterest with high ceilings and lots of windows and implement the same ideas into your own space. Or maybe you have, and it was a fail–this recent article empathizes with you.
Our great room has already seen a lot of changes like painting the whole area and rearranging some furniture–but we’re really really just getting started. For the last 6 months, we’ve been getting to know this house of ours. Which direction it faces, where and when we get the most light. How we use each room. With our permanent floors almost in place–we feel like we finally get to start on fun stuff. A lot more painting and light fixtures and accessories. Curtains! Area rugs! I can’t wait. Especially now that we’ve torn out the pantry and island and, oh yeah, all the floors too. I remember when we first looked at this house, the vastness of this completely tiled room felt intimidating.
That’s the living room? And the pantry is in the dining space? Now it feels so ideal for us. An open space is easy to entertain in, and keep an eye on kids while in the kitchen.
I recently came across this photo and got even more excited about the potential of our great room:
Our house twin! Maybe not exactly, but close enough. Fraternal twin. Ha! The room has provided so much inspiration for us because it the layout is so similar to ours. It has me excited to add another window to the left of our patio doors. It has me thinking about chair layouts and a kitchen layout. We’ve been mulling over kitchen layouts for months and this one could really work for us. It has me considering nixing our big floor lamp to free up some vertical visual space.
Is there anything more fun than finding a house/room twin? It is my first time and I took a double take and then squealed! Have you found one for a space in your house? Keep looking, it is completely worth it.