This is the first place we have lived that I haven’t hated in some way. For years we just had brown furniture, cheap furniture, stuff we had collected and hoarded and just never got rid of. We bought things with intentions to refinish them and then never did.
Moving to Seattle gave us reason to purge more than we ever had. We loved it. We said goodbye to all the junk we owned and almost all of our furniture. Despite getting rid of nearly everything living in 400 sq. ft made it hard to enjoy the things we did have. We had kept too much to make that space work. Things we had put thought into keeping or purchasing. Decorating, making spaces homey, these are things I am not good at. I don’t frame pictures or hang things and for the most part I despise anything colored.
Here though, here this all works. We live in 800 sq. ft with room to spare. Our color scheme is a mix of whites, greys, blacks and hints of brown. Most all of our furniture is from the Goodwill, now refinished. It’s simple and clutter free, everything has a home. It may not work for everyone but it works for us.
These little touches are some of my favorites. Fresh basil on our balcony, our kitchen stools, camping lights outside and the Ikea rug everyone and their brother owns. It really is the little things.