Creating a Home

This house is our magnolia palace, which we are trying to colour in like a large colouring book to fit in with our life. It’s not as easy as I thought it would be.

When we moved in two years ago I didn’t mind that every wall was magnolia. The house was a new build and everything was shiny and new and so much bigger than our previous house. We had to wait twelve months before we could decorate and I became really impatient. I had so many ideas rushing around in my head for how I wanted each room to look.

Then the twelve months were up and suddenly one thing became very apparent. It wasn’t just my choice of how the house should be decorated. I started in the hallway, I just went out and bought what I liked and got the job done. It didn’t go down well with everyone. The colour wasn’t right, my feature wasn’t liked, it seemed I’d got it all wrong.

So with the kitchen I discussed my ideas first and everyone had a different idea of what we should do. As the room is so large I wanted to use two colours to distinguish between kitchen and dining area, but no-one else agreed. Eventually we chose one colour all over.

With the girl’s bedroom I handed the choice over to them and let them choose their paint and paper and I bought matching furniture. They went for lavender which to me says ‘old ladies room’ but it is very nice and peaceful in there. It’s a lovely colour for a bedroom. The Little Man wants his room Orange and Green…I don’t think there will be much sleeping going on in there if we let him get away with this!

Now our plans have turned to the living room and my headache is growing. It’s a lovely big room and I’d like to do something really unusual in there. Maybe some wallpaper like this from Mineheart.

Interiors : Walls & flooring by Mineheart
Interiors by Mineheart, photo credit – Homify

And I really have a penchant for seventies style sideboards like this from Forest London.

Characterful Teak Sideboard : Living room by Forest London

In fact I’ve been spending the last hour browsing for wonderful ways of adding character to my room.

I know that in the end the family will have their say and we will end up with something to everyone’s taste. I guess that’s the drawback of living in a house with four adults!

Maybe I’ll still be able to sneak in a seventies sideboard though, or even a radiogram, I’d love one of those!

Disclosure: This is a collaborative post, all words, thoughts and opinions are mine, photographs are credited elsewhere. Post contains links.

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A little Note About Positive Reviews on Raisie Bay

A little Note About Positive Reviews on Raisie Bay

Some people only write reviews when things go wrong with products, which is good because it lets people know that there could be potential problems. I’ve also seen negative feedback with say things like, I had to return this item because the colour did not suit me…is this useful?

I write reviews on most items I buy because I like to give genuine feedback. If I have a genuine problem with a product I will write my review in the appropriate place.

I write reviews on my blog too, but they are mostly positive. Why? Because I only write reviews for the things I’ve loved. If I don’t love them I let the person who sent me them know with details why and then let them decided if they would rather me write a negative review or not write one at all. It’s always the latter.

This is my blog, my place and I’ll let you know about the things I love. If you want to find out what other people have hated about the product then you will need to look elsewhere.

My reviews may all be positive, but they are still genuine.