Over the past year various parts of our house have finally been given a special touch, a lick of paint or a revamp – decorating with kids around is almost impossible at times as they want to help, which roughly translates to they want to get in the way and make a mess.
We have mainly just sorted the children’s rooms, the hall and the kitchen because we’ve decided not to redecorate the front room until they are older. They’ve scratched up the flooring, drawn on the walls and they jump over the sofa’s – to replace and decorate these just now would only result in lots of raised voices, cross parents and it really isn’t worth the stress just now.
Emmy’s bedroom is perhaps my favourite room in our house at the moment, done up in pink and purple with a double bed, a rather large TV and all that is currently missing is a desk which I will add in a few weeks time – we just need to find the right one as it will need to be attached to the wall with a drop down front due to her bed taking up most of the floor space now. It is a place she really enjoys spending time – well except when it comes to bed time that is (she hates to sleep).
Harry also loves his bedroom and we spend a lot of time playing with his pirate ships and his castle in there, he thankfully loves to sleep and he is now over the moon that he has a TV of his own to watch.
This is one of my favourite pieces of furniture in his bedroom, a bedside unit which I upcycled from a plain white unit to match perfectly with his pirate themed room. You can see how to make this in the tutorial here.
With both of the children’s rooms finished, this year I plan to decorate our bedroom, a room which hasn’t been decorated in the 13 years we have lived in this house. The main reason for not having this already done is that we need a new carpet, the old red one really isn’t to our take but the hassle of replacing carpets, moving out the furnishing has always put me off – the time has now come as out bed has broken so needs replacing, this means it’s the perfect time to get the changes make – if we are moving out the bed it seems the easiest time to remove the carpet and replace.
Then we will paint and add a feature wall behind our bed – there isn’t too much that needs changing other than that really, new curtains and light shade perhaps. We have fitted wardrobes so there isn’t much room for anything else but I would like to finally make it a room where I like spending time, a room I can relax in.
With these decorating plans in place, I have teamed up with Colour Graphics to bring you our latest giveaway – you can win £150 to spend on your very own custom wallpaper printing.
Have you ever taken a photo and thought – WOW that would look stunning blown up and placed on the wall as a feature? Perhaps you’ve captured the perfect sunset, a rolling countryside view, a snap of your favourite beach….the choice is yours.
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This giveaway is open to UK entrants only and closes at Midnight on 23rd April 2017. Good Luck.