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space part 4
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|Iím more or less
happy with how the sofa nook looks now , though thereís still
something not quite right about the wall directly above the sofa.
It features a cute wall hanging made by my aunt Ė which I
love, but just not where itís currently being displayed. The
space needs something bigger, with more of the green-blue colors
used in the room, but until I find just the right painting (or
take the time to make one myself), itís going to have to do.
color scheme, or lack thereof
bottom: new cheery color scheme
As for the desk portion of the room, the changes are small but
significant. I sew a greenish-yellow curtain for the window, which adds
a nice backdrop of color, and blocks the sun much better than the
vertical blinds that previously hung in its place. We also invest in a
new office chair for the boy, since his old one is terribly
uncomfortable, and ugly to boot. (Tip on where to get good office
chairs: donít go to the office superstores Ö their chairs seriously
suck, and arenít even cheap. You can get much better chairs at better
prices by looking for an office furniture retailer that sells used
stuff.) The new chair sports a funky yellow/green pattern that works
just peachily with the rest of the room.
course, once you start making some changes itís hard just to step back
and say enough! In one last attempt to out-Martha the queen of
matchy-matchy decorating herself, I actually go ahead and make a
conscious decision to change our computer screen backgrounds to
complement the new color scheme. Yes, itís supremely anal-retentive to
change your screen background to match your dťcor. But since our
screens our what we look at the most when weíre using this room, I
actually manage to convince myself that color-coordinated screen
backgrounds are crucial. Itís really rather sad and Iím pretty
embarrassed to admit it, but with this last little color detail attended
to, Iím happy with the room at last.
out these related articles:
space: parts one, two
painting 101 | home/work
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