Home Etc #136

It’s amazing how many people I meet who feel overwhelmed when it comes to interior decor and design.

So many times I hear:

‘I’d love to do that but I’m not brave enough.’

Or —

‘I just don’t know where to start.’

When I was in Wales last week, at our friend’s holiday cottage, we spoke in depth about updating his properties.

The cottage we were staying in was lovely — very, very traditional — but with a couple of simple changes it could be elevated to another level.

I mentioned painting the dark beamed ceiling in a fresh white or adding an inky, dark feature wall. And when we began chatting about the possibilities, all of a sudden, I think it dawned on him that the changes we were talking about — although fairly simple — could make such a difference.

I love our Home Etc community as it’s full of people who are so brave with their home decor choices.

Just one example — and our favourite from last week’s linkers— is Natalie who blogs over at Mum In Brum.

She shared her gorgeous, grown-up, sitting room.

I really wish I’d seen before (as well as after) pictures, because ringing the changes must be staggering.

Says Nat of the old room:

‘It had green carpet, an old fashioned gas fireplace and dark wooden windows.

We wanted to create a light, modern grey living room with sleek furnishings and a relaxing, calm feel.’

And my goodness, they’ve absolutely nailed it.

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All images courtesy of Mum In Brum

Such a gorgeous space, I think you’ll agree.


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