Hey y’all haaaay! I hope that you are having a fabulous Tuesday. 🙂 By the time this posts we will have spent three nights in our new home which I’m pretty darn excited about.
After spending close to three years looking for the perfect house and neighborhood in which to plant and grow our little family we have FINALLY found what I will lovingly refer to as our dream home.
While the bones of this house are just what my dreams were made of – we have a ton of work to do in the way of furnishing this little babe. I recently read this post on one of my favorite blogs, Whimsical September, wherein she talked about how she has a ‘dream book’ for her new home. She gives each room a page and writes down a list of things that she wants to eventually add to the room in order to fulfill the vision that she has for it. It’s a way for her to remember things she’s thought of when it comes time to actually buy those things. Because, like me and I’m sure most of you – she can’t just go out and buy all the things all at once. 😉
I thought that her idea was just … such a great idea! So much so that I’m kinda replicating that here on the blog. 🙂 I’m a visual person – so I like the idea of an inspiration board which is what I plan on doing for each room in my house.
And really what better platform than to do it here on the blog where I can store links to the pieces I find and also drag you guys along for the journey?! 😉
So first things first, we are going to tackle/talk about our family / flex room. This little room is right beside our kitchen and along with the kitchen/dining area is the first space that you see when you enter our house. The outside door that you enter through is actually the back door of the house, but it’s going to function as our front door since that’s where the driveway leads to. 🙂
Without further adieu – here is my dream board and a breakdown list of all products shown!
- Classic Ultra Standard Sofa
- Carlyle Tufted Chaise
- 4-Cube Vertical Organizer Shelf 13″ – Threshold™
- Quadra 71″ Tall Bookcase – Finish – Corliving
- Orourke Ivory/Navy Area Rug
Now, obviously these are not alll the things that I would need to fill up this room. BUT – these five things in that room along with the belongings like toys and books/dvds that we have would definitely give it a finished(ish) look! I think that choosing and implementing home decor is a continually evolving process, but it’s always nice to have your bigger pieces set in place for good. 🙂
What are we going to use this room for? Well, we have a regular living room – and I think that this room was actually meant to be a formal dining area which we have no use for – soo this is basically going to be the kids’ hangout space for when Coop wants to play video games or they want to watch a TV show that we are not interested in or for a place for them to hang while I’m spending time doing mom/adult things in the kitchen. I also want to store some of their toys down there to cut down on the dragging of toys up and down the stairs throughout the day! There’s a window that juts out from the house at the front of this room where I want to put that cube storage piece under the window to serve as toy storage. I’m thinking that I could even put a cushion on top and let is double as extra seating.
That’s my little fancy hand drawn look at the room layout I had in mind.
What do you guys think? How do you execute your home decor ideas?