14 Dec 2014 33 comments

Home Projects For 2015.

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I said that 2015 was the year I get fruity with my decor, I think I’ve been quite reserved up until now… maybe. I feel like the time has come to get out the colour, turn things around and generally make this place look like something off Pinterest…

Dark Painted Floors
We currently have white floorboards in our bedroom and my office – I have to say I do love them, especially in my office as the light is amazing for photography – although they need re-doing in here – but I’m thinking about painting the floors dark in our bedroom. When we bought the place, the floors in here were dark blue. I shit you not. Dark blue. We hastily painted them white as it’s too much of a job to get them sanded and varnished back to wood, although this would be my preference. I am thinking about painting the floors a dark grey until then – a change from white, but still super rich and homely. I’m not entirely sold on the idea just yet (I think I would feel sad saying goodbye to white floors!) but I have big plans for this room. (Pin)

Half Painted Walls
I keep talking about this, but I really want to do it! Again, this is a bedroom project – I think we would have to make a decision about the floors first, but I’d love to go for a warm colour, or perhaps a lovely grey/lilac shade. The room is very, very white at the moment so it’s needed – I love pops of colour but I feel like if I went for a nice teal/emerald then I might just get sick of it. Only time will tell. Source.

A New Kitchen
I keep talking about my kitchen, but it’s definitely a room I want to change almost completely. This kitchen is pretty much what I’m aiming for, but probably with stained dark floorboards – it looks so bright and sunny, and just… perfect. We have white cabinets at present, but I want to change the whole layout of the room – there’s quite a lot of space to work with so I think we could make it so nice. Keep dreaming huh…

A Mural!
Okay I’m planning on going paint crazy next year, but I really want a mural! Our flat has really high ceilings and sometimes the walls look pretty bare. I’m hinting to Glasgow girls Little Book Transfers, hopefully a cactus or pineapple themed mural will be coming my way soon. Above is a mural they did in my friend Tammy’s office, I’m in love with it!

I’ll definitely be chucking out most of my white furniture and opting for more wood, and also adding in a whole lot more greenery in the coming months. I can’t wait to see how this place looks in a year!

What do you think of my ideas?!

  • Dressed with soul

    I like especially the idea of the dark painted floors!

    xx from
    Germany/Bavaria, Rena

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  • Romy

    The idea of the dark floor seems good, you should do it! Also the mural of your friend looks lovely… Nice ideas! xo Romy rusty-revolvers.blogspot.com

  • I think dark floorboards would be a lovely contrast, as most of your furnishings are white!

    Josie XOXO

    Fashion Mumblr

  • I love that my house has very high walls too, this makes everything looks so open and light 🙂

    victoriatheresia.blogspot.com

  • Jennifer

    Love high ceilings, your pics/ideas all look so fresh and light, love them

    http://www.barelytherebeauty.com

    xx

  • Ooh, all of these ideas sound so lovely, particularly the grey floors!

    Tessa / Bramble & Thorn

  • Dark floors are beyond stunning and I can’t wait to see if you end up doing them!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

  • I love the dark painted floors and half painted walls. In my mind I wouldn’t of thought they were that nice but these are beautiful. Kate x

    http://www.vanillainnovember.blogspot.co.uk

  • Great ideas 🙂 i am currently in the process of renovating my place & this got me thinking of new ideas 🙂

    Cheryl
    http://daisycandle.con

  • Ooh what a beautiful set of interiors! I love the dark floors 🙂

    Kate xo // http://www.beautybabbles.com

  • I love the idea of the floor boards.

    http://lizziedailyblog.blogspot.com

  • Oooo… a mural sounds lovely! x

    Blog Marjorie

  • Ilia Mura

    I love the idea of an mural! That is definitely something I’ll do once I’ve got more time to dedicate myself to finding THE perfect one x

    ilia’s cup of tea | http://www.iliascupoftea.wordpress.com

  • thriftoclock

    Love the idea of half painted walls, never would have thought of it! A mural sounds really cool too 🙂

    Maeve // Thrift O’Clock

  • Half painted walls sounds like such a neat idea, definitely adds a little something to a room!

    becky ♡ star violet

  • My kitchen is horrendous looking simply because we live in rented accomodation and my landlord won’t change the kitchen 🙁 I’d love for it to look something like that picture it’s gorgeous! Your home taste is amazing!

    hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk xx

  • Amalie

    It’s always nice with some new inspiration to my home x.

    http://jeansandmacaroons.blogspot.com

  • Vivian Yuen

    Love the look of half painted walls! The white and pink look great~

    LIVE . IN . LOVE

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  • Harriet Olivia

    All sounds so beautiful! That mural is incredible too! xx

    http://www.daisyandmee.co.uk

  • thisoutlet

    I watched your apartment tour and I’m in love with the white walls and floors in your living room, it looks so light and beautiful. Although I do think darker floors would be a great change in the bedroom, and lavender half-painted walls would be wonderful too.
    That mural is so pretty and unique; such a great way to inject some creativity and interest into a room!

    Kathryn from This Outlet

  • Love the half painted walls idea. You have me wanting it.

    http://www.withinjayslife.blogspot.ca

  • These are such lovely ideas! I really want to try the painting half a wall idea, it looks so great!
    Emily xx
    http://www.emilymaydesigns.com

  • 2015 is renovation year for me too! All the above sound amazing! But the kitchen…OH THE KITCHEN! It’s exactly what I’m aiming for too! Best of luck and hope to see pictures of the finished rooms too!

    http://www.micework.wordpress.com

  • Katie Jane Mabey

    amazing ideas! I cant wait to see what you do with your space

  • Jodie

    I love all of these! Especially the half-painted wall – never thought of that before!

    Jodie alajode.com

  • Ahhh Kate, I just love your style. We have dark grey floors and love them 🙂

    Ally xx
    http://www.digital-diva.co.uk

  • I think dark floorboards will look very lovely! I had dark brown painted floorboards in my student room once and it looked very cosy!

  • alittlefreckle

    Grey floorboards sound fab!!! Can’t wait for 2015!!

    Emma xx

  • I love how simple yet beautiful everything in your home is…I personally love the white flooring because I think its so unique but grey also sounds pretty!

    Anne-Marie Mitchell
    Beauty & Lifestyle Blogger
    http://www.annemariemitchell.com

  • Maggie

    I am always dreaming of Home projects! These look wonderful! whoever lives in these places im jealous!
    http://thatsmagsforyou.com

  • Whitney

    love the mural idea I might have to figure out some kind of way to incorporate that into my room. Good luck with your new year endeavors!! 🙂

  • PetinaCarvalho

    Is the apartment yours or rented ? im renting a new flat and im so excited to decorate too.