I like this room. I like the warm ivory tones and aqua’s and the pink pillows. I like the windows or doors (can’t tell) on opposite sides of the space that probably has some amazing cross breezes when opened. I love that the fireplace is the focal point and not obstructed with anything. The wingback chairs are great for sitting prim and proper but those deep sofas look so comfortable to lounge on with a stack of magazines. The bones of the room, the fireplace, the arches, and the beams are wonderful but if I could change one thing……..it would be the canary yellow ceiling. I’m not a huge huge fan of yellow and I prefer a more mustard hue if I had to pick. But the yellow just irks me. I’d rather a pale pink or something but that. What would you change or is it perfect as is?
…is that super size piece of art with the little alien eyed girl. I just don’t get it. To me it’s the focal point of the room and it shouldn’t be. It’s what I notice first and what keeps staring at me as I look around the rest of the space.
I absolutely love this living room. I tend to gravitate more toward open floor plans. However, this formal living room designed in a way that’s clean and modern without lacking the cozy comfortable feel really speaks to me. Maybe it’s the black molding and black windowsill or the use of my second favorite hue (next to black) purple……
One of the most inevitable truths for parents with kids is that they will always have lots of stuff all over the house. Kids are collectors. With birthday parties, holidays and showers they receive a lot and pile up a lot of stuff into the house. Kids always leave their toys anywhere. This can lead into a huge mess in your house if not well stored or taken care of. However, kids need the toys for play and development. Many parents find themselves wrestled down by the issue of storing kids things while at the same time maintaining a stylish space.
You can control all the mess by gathering it up after the kids, as you train them to do it by themselves, and organizing toy storage. There is actually a wide variety of kids storage solutions. Some of these solutions are much easier than you think.
Cardboard boxes present one of the simplest ideal ways for kids’ storage. In this case go for the tougher ones that will last longer. Since they are for kids, you must make them look attractive. You can for instance cover the boxes in gift wrapping paper to make them attractive. Alternatively use other colourful paper. Remember to also label the boxes so that the kids get to know which item goes where. Colour coding can be an interesting option too. In addition to the cardboard boxes, you can use plastic containers; which are even longer lasting. Such containers are ideal for storing small toys and tiny trinkets, which need easy accessibility. You can also try exploring with bags like those you carry to the market.
Shelving is also necessary as a way of neatly keeping the storage containers, boxes and bags. The shelf should be of a comfortable height for your kids, to enable them easily remove the containers and bags and put them back. You can even utilize the empty space around the windows with some built-in storage complete with drawers. Another perfect kids’ storage solution here is a chest of drawers. You can also have under the bed storage for your kids’ stuff. You can check this website for more information.