We underestimate the hard work moving houses can be and time wasn’t really on our side this time. We wanted to take advantage of Mr. C’s paternity leave (2 weeks) to move, but with the baby it’s quite hard to dedicate 100% of our time to the house.
The plan was to get rid of unwanted furniture of the previous flat – almost everything apart from our bed – and get new ones to have a matching house. Our old house was some sort of Frankenstein, with items of friends that moved and left things behind. But even getting rid of stuff can be time consuming. In the end, we brought everything, or almost everything, and we will replace them slowly. It’s not a priority and we want to get it right this time.
I’m (we, but Mr. C doesn’t care too much about these things) still not sure what to do with the spaces. I don’t like to crowd the house with furniture, firstly because I’m a disaster and I bump onto everything and secondly because I like open and clear spaces. But I also don’t want a house that looks like a hospital.
This is how the “living room” is looking like now. I hate this sofa – it is a really cheap sofa bed that we bought as a desperate act to receive guests a couple of years ago. One is ours, the other we need to return to Mari before November. Our original idea was to have only one big sofa and leave the space between living and dining rooms opened. But now that we’ve seen two sofas, one dividing the spaces, we are not sure which one will look best. I’m also not sure about the colours anymore. We wanted to go with a dark colour, i.e. black, to contrast with the whiteness of the house and also to avoid having a dirty sofa, and the same would follow for the furniture. But having place our light coloured furniture, I think either would work. Or we could go with a black & white scheme, adding bits of colours here and there.
For the dining room, the idea is to get a wooden table, either black-ish or rustic wooden, with 6 to 8 chairs. We have space, so we can have a decent sized table.
Both rooms have these niches in the wall that the idea was to get bit bookshelves to fill in the gaps (there are four in total: one is being occupied by the TV, two by shelves and the other one I was thinking about getting some sort of chest drawer to store dining items – i.e. nice dishes, table cloth, etc). Again, colourwise I’m not sure what to do.
This is the heating with a “nice” cover. It’s a bit of a wasted space, but we will probably use to put photos.