Time to Redecorate?

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It’s been a while since I’ve done any major redecorating in the house… actually I haven’t redecorated since I moved in with Matt (when we got married). That means I’ve been living with the same decore for a year and a half! It’s horrible… I know.

On the plus side, the plaid couch is going away soon. Not that it’s not a nice couch I mean I did thinking about cleaning it (using somewhere like https://www.bissell.com/blog/looking-for-the-best-way-to-clean-a-couch for advice on cleaning it)… but the orange tan and harvest gold do sort of limit what I can do with my space. I’m also hoping that our chair in the living room can go away….

Once again, not because I don’t appreciate the furniture that I have… but I’m getting some better newer furniture given to me. It’s in a nice solid neutral, so I should be able to do a lot more with the look of the house. *You can say hi to cousin Will in the wing back chair that we are getting along with the matching couch.
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So… as far as I’m concerned… new furniture for the living room, should mean that I get to redecorate the living room. I’m thinking of getting a large rug from somewhere like The Luxury Rugs London just to open the room out a bit more and add a pop of color, but I just wish I knew how to reconcile my love for clean modern lines with my incessent need to surround myself with chaos. I know that redecorating your home can be fun. I know a lot of friends who have recently redone their kitchen. It did make me start to think about changing up my kitchen as well, I even took a look at countertop dishwasher reviews. However, for the time being, I’ve decided to just focus on one room at a time.

And it really doesn’t help that I want to somehow also include to look of a 19th century gentleman’s club modern day hunting lodge with lots of dark woods, deep hues and heavy furniture.

Hunting lodge wood plank floors

For a hunting lodge feel, both the new furniture I’m getting as well as my massive bookshelf (in deep cherry) should suffice…. now to color and fun.. but still clean lines? This may be difficult … because we rent. I was thinking of maybe using mountain wallpaper as it’s easier to remove than completely repainting, and supports my theme, but I need to find a supplier.

  1. I can’t paint in the house.
  2. I can’t refinish the floors.
  3. My husband would probably disapprove of buying new furniture
  4. I also doubt he could live in a place with this kind of palette.

I’m thinking of doing something in this family of color:

Anybody have ideas on what I can do to get a look that is clean and funky at the same time, with a touch of old world class and sophistication?


  1. Kenny on August 11, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    HUGE CANVAS WRAPPED PICTURES AND use fabric to create the desired look. That upholstery lady up town has a bunch of cheap left over fabric.

    • Andrea on August 12, 2011 at 8:35 am

      Thanks Kenny! I will most definately take a look. I actually have some cushions for the glider rocker that will need reupholsterd anyway… If I get to redecorate…. I will not have dusty rose colored cushions in my living room. 🙂

  2. Laci on August 31, 2011 at 10:20 am

    omg I just painted my dance room that color! I used black and gold curtains to give it an eastern flair. I like the idea of the hunting lodge! I bet Matt likes it too 🙂 I would go with damask patterns to bridge the gap of old world with chaos 🙂

    • Andrea on September 1, 2011 at 10:15 am

      I will definately keep that in mind.

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