That title is misleading. I love my apartment. It’s in a great location, it has wood floors, and it’s older so it feels a little more charming. Recently, I’ve been feeling the urge to switch things up, and I’m at a decorating crossroads. There are so many beautiful homes out there, between Pinterest and the design blogs I read. The flood of inspiration is so unrelenting that it’s hard to pick a style and stick to it. My apartment doesn’t have enough light to pull of light and airy. I love dark and moody, but what if it becomes a depressingly dark cave?
One Sunday, David and I decided to switch around our furniture. The ‘main’ room in the apartment has always been the living room, but we didn’t need all that space to sit and watch TV. We wanted a space for a big table, so when we had our families over for dinner everyone would have a place to eat.
It was a great decision to switch things up, but it’s become apparent that the paint color is not working. When I originally painted, I was going for a light grey, but it reads as a pale blue. I’d really like something richer, that ties the room together. As I was playing around with these colors, it’s also apparent to me that I need to edit a lot more. It’s tough, because I have literally no storage space, but even though it doesn’t feel crowded, it looks super crowded.
This is just kind of where everything landed after we finished moving furniture. I think I like the khaki the best, but the white is growing on me too. I tried the coral because I love the color of Joan’s apartment in Mad Men, but I’m pretty sure I’d get sick of it right away. Some other things that jump out at me:
There needs to be about 50% less stuff in this room.
Either the teal chair backs need to be painted, or the green chairs need to be recovered.
The rug is wrong.
I like the bookshelf concept, but something is off.
It’s frustrating to be so indecisive! I’m used to making design decisions, but somehow when it comes to my own space, I don’t know what I want it to be. What do you think? Are there any colors you love/hate? Make me over!