I used to be a 10pm lights-out kind of girl…but the past couple of weeks I’ve found it hard to make it to bed before midnight. So what changed? Well the closer we get to our move date, the more I’m starting to stress about what exactly is going to go IN this new house of ours. You see, before we left Houston I pretty much sold everything we had on Craigslist. Whoops 🙂 Truth is, my style has changed a lot since most of that furniture and decor was purchased (a lot of it right out of college)…and because we plan to be in this home for a long time, I want to buy things that are going to last just as long.
That being said…it’s almost impossible to turn my brain off at night! If Arden is sleeping, you can bet that I’m scouring the internet for the best deals I can find on rugs, chairs, lamps, nursery decor, etc, etc. ETC! Or looking for decor inspirations online. Some of the decor options on sites like Neon Filter almost make me want to Shop Now… but I have to control myself. I’m sure Arden would not want to wake up to several plant hangings and 10 new rugs. So I’ve mostly been taking my findings and committing them to mood boards. And if it’s possible to be addicted to mood boards, then I’m guilty. Something about just seeing my ideas pasted together side by side makes me feel like I’m making progress.
These are some of the rugs I’ve had my eye on…
I’m planning to order from rugsUSA.com…they just have so many choices, not to mention WAY better prices than any of the stores we’ve visited so far. But ordering a rug without seeing it in person makes me a bit of a nervous nelly. If you’ve ordered from this website, I’d love to know what you thought of it! I’ve heard great things so far!
And if you follow me on Pinterest, you may already know that there will be animal heads of some kind mounted in the baby’s room. He is sure to have a farm animal phobia when he grows up…but I just love the look 😉 I mean, doesn’t everyone want to wake up to Mr. Ed, Charlotte & Bessie looking down over them?! Ha! Oh and I’m sure he’ll be thrilled someday that I used the term “farm chic” to describe his first room. Hey, as moms we have to do things the way we like them while we still can…until it’s all characters, sports teams, and the like!
Right now it’s not much more than a mood board, but we do actually have the new crib and the glider (from Arden’s room)…so there will be at least TWO things in the little guy’s room! 😉
We’ve also made some progress in the living room and kitchen, thanks to a Nebraska Furniture Mart date a couple weeks ago. My parents watched Arden for the morning and Chris and I spent a good 4.5 hours searching for the perfect furniture…and had some luck!
Just try to picture this couch in a light gray WITHOUT those “interesting” pillows…
And two of these beauties to go with it…
And finally, a kitchen table that I’ve been dreaming about for a long time!
Lastly, I’m just waiting on a Pier 1 coupon before I get my hands on 3 of these gems for our kitchen island. I think they’re going to be perfect!
Don’t worry, I do realize that everything we have so far has a common theme…very neutral, very gray! So now it’s time to find accent pieces that will pop!
I just need to keep reminding myself that the house will be a work in progress for awhile and that is OKAY! I don’t want to make the mistake of buying a bunch of stuff I don’t love just to fill the space. We’re going to have a place to sit and a table to eat at…so we should be good for awhile, right?!?
So what about you? Do you have any favorite shops for home decor and furniture? Or do you just want to decorate my house for me? And keep me on budget? 😉 Now that would be really great!
Well thanks for listening to me ramble once again. And with that, it’s 11:45–time to get some shut-eye 🙂 Happy Friday, y’all!