Why I hate decorating!

If your following us on Facebook you may remember me sharing a picture of mistake when it came to decorating the living room.

Now we’ve lived in our house for over 5 years and the living room has been the same since we moved in, just before Christmas we decided to take the plunge and go for it. All started from buying a sofa!

It wasn’t as simple as that though, we had planned to get the windows done. This was done the 2nd January by Safestyle Uk and I have to say it was pretty painless apart from it being about -2 when it was done! Then after that I was all go.


We had a new ceiling put up, carpet ripped out and new skirting put on. Then we had our walls lined ready for the paint.


The thing is though I can’t cope with the mess, so by the end of it I was ready for it to be finished! I’m not a decorator at all, don’t get me wrong, I’ll give it a go but I’m useless! However we were very lucky that the in-laws are fab decorators who helped every step of the way. I’d like to think I’m more creative helping pick the colours, furnishings and finishing touches. That’s when I got it horribly wrong.

Our living room window is over 3 meters wide so is huge, I’d originally debated whether to get a blind from Web-Blinds, I love the look of roman blinds but with the size of the window ruled that one out so I went with curtains instead. In a real deep red colour to compliment the browns and white.

Once the walls we’re painted I couldn’t wait to put them up, only to realise I had brought the wrong size! It was one of those gutting moments that had us in hysterics as I couldn’t believe after taking the measurements I had brought the wrong ones. I felt like a right doughnut!


Anyway I went and brought the next size and all was well in the end!

We have since had the sofa and the radiator covers delivered which I think help finish the room and since then it has become the heart of the house! I love spending time in our living room and we all snuggle up on the sofa to enjoy movies together.

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The only thing we’re missing is something on the big wall as a feature, I’ve just not come across anything that does what I want yet. So that’s the challenge for the next few months. On the plus side I don’t plan to decorate for another few years anywhere else in the house!

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