No new laptop yet – but I’ve found my camera memory card – yay! I’m writing from hubby’s clunky desktop – but I’m not complaining, at least I can post!
Here is a picture I took of our Entrance room today. This room is the only one on this floor (we live in a 4 storey townhouse – I get lots of exercise going up and down the stairs LOL!). As it’s the first room you see when you enter the house, I want it to look pretty. However, I have to balance this with the fact that a lot of our furniture is from when we were living in Manhattan (2-3 years ago). Since we’re planning to move again (to a larger house within the next 4 years), I’d rather wait and invest in furniture that is suited to our future new house. So this room has some elements I can’t change (the well-used microfiber sofas and HUGE Ikea BESTA storage). This room also houses hubby’s computer (where I’m writing from today) hidden in an Ikea ALVE corner cabinet.
Since moving here I’ve purchased the coffee table and mirror (Ikea) and carpet (Style at Home’s collabaration with Korhani). I’ve also hung up my mother’s embroidery on the wall (above the wooden chair). I’m not expecting perfection from this room – I just want to make the best of what I have. I’d love suggestions on how to spruce it up and make it more fancy.
- There are 3 different wood colors in this room – I’m so tired of the Ikea Birch color, I couldn’t bear to get more furniture in that shade. I didn’t have any choice with the ALVE color, but since it’s tucked in a corner, I hope it doesn’t really stand out.
- I’m not too happy with the cushion combination, but I can’t seem to find appealing cushions anywhere.
- I’d like to replace a wooden computer chair with a more decorative one.
- Should I slip-cover the sofas? Is it worth it?
What colors or elements would you introduce into this room – I’d love any suggestions. Please link to any suitable photos – especially on Pinterest.