The Housekeeping, Decorating, and Furnishing Thread • Page 22

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by ChaseTx, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. colorlesscliche

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    Did he recommend stuff based on location (sun/shade) or size? Local flower place by me will come and do a survey of your yard, recommend stuff, show you pictures, etc. Made it a lot easier to narrow down what should go where.
     
  2. ncarrab

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    When we went to the garden place, we showed them pictures of our house. Really, we're just replacing bushes with bushes and trees with trees. The bushes we currently have in front of my house are prickly, not good with kids around so we got a different type. Our trees in front of our garage are kind of dying, so we picked out new ones. We asked for low maintenance and items that will last a long time.

    The landscaper suggested planting a bunch of flowers and stuff, but I don't want anything that I'm going to have to replace quite often (or ever) or anything else that will require a lot of maintenance.
     
  3. colorlesscliche

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    Do you have any hostas? Not sure how they hold up in your area, but I'm in Maryland and they are always huge and beautiful year after year. We have so many because they do so well and are extremely low maintenance.
     
  4. ncarrab

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    We didn't get any of those. We're gonna go back tonight or tomorrow night and pick out a few more things.
     
  5. Serenity Now

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    All about Hostas. Frances Williams to be exact. Apparently they thrive in urban areas depsite polluted air.
     
  6. Kiana

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    I have a new couch and idk what color pillows I want for it. It's blue like my old couch but not the same shade so idk if I like how my old pillows look on it and I might use them on my other couch. It's a pale blue where my instinct is to have gold or mustard colored pillows but I already have a lot of gold and mustard accents in my apt and idk if that's overkill. Maybe a rose gold? I rly like jewel tones but idk. My other pillows are jewel tones but I'm just not feeling those particular shades on this couch. In the store for staging they had emerald green pillows which I thought looked nice so I might go with that idk idk. Being an adult has so many twists and turns!!
     
  7. Carmen SD

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    Planning on getting a table and bookshelf this weekend. The difficult part about trying to “furnish” the apt is that it’s super small (the bf things is decent size). There isn’t a “hall closet” to put linens and the bedroom closet is super small. Can’t even fit a tv stand in the so called living area. Only fits a couch and small coffee table and that’s it
     
  8. Kiana

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    U might have already, but pinterest has cute small apt ideas! Mine doesn't sound quite so small but it's still v small and I rly need to get into some space saving ideas myself. I rly want one of those loft beds so I can put my vanity below it
     
  9. Carmen SD

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    Haven’t even thought about Pinterest, but I may have to check it out.
     
  10. ChaseTx

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    Aldi had a headboard on sale for $20 so I got that last night and my room already looks better. Kinda weird though, it's just 8 square panels attached to the wall with velcro strips

    I need to get rid of a lot of old stuff and I think i'm gonna ask for a dresser and nightstand for christmas because I've had mine since middle school and they're in a bad state
     
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  11. ncarrab

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    I think I've had the same dresser my entire life. I keep mine tucked away in a walk-in closet so no one can really see it. I barely even use it, now that I think about it.
     
  12. thesoftskeleton

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    In my opinion the best way to declutter in small spaces is to try to decorate as vertically as possible. It’s more helpful and also leads the eye upwards to give an illusion of more space. Also def Pinterest is super helpful on ways to organize and store things in small spaces. As someone who has way too many clothes I’ve done all sorts of different tricks I’ve found on Pinterest and most of the stuff are just thing so you can pick up from the dollar store.
     
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  13. Carmen SD

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    It’s really hard to decorate when you have almost no space to even try to decorate. I haven’t found any ideas that might work yet
     
  14. Kiana

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    I have limited wall space because I have a small apt and exposed brick and I'm not messing with that lol, so it can be tough. I have things hanging from the ceiling and above door frames. I have a few framed things on the wall above my couch but lots of things are near the ceiling or on v high shelves. I also try to find personality in the (limited cause of space lol) furniture or decor I choose. Like instead of plants and pictures I try to pick out bed comforters or shower curtains or towels or dishes or throw pillows etc that can express personality and interest without rly taking space. I also have fairy lights hanging around in a few places because they don't take up space.
     
  15. thesoftskeleton

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    Finally got my stuff somewhat sorted after moving.
     
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  16. Kiana

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    That looks great!

    I really want my apartment to look more homey but I also hate having a lot of clutter and things. I know people don't like coming over sometimes cause my apt is small and also not cozy. I think part of that is the food sitch. I live alone so I don't have lots of food cause it goes bad if I buy too much. And most of the things I buy are perishible. I don't rly buy like chips or crackers or anything to serve guests or be a good hostess. People don't come over often enough for me to buy all this stuff, but when they do I'm like nooo worst hostess ever!!

    Gonna keep browsing Pinterest for small apt ideas tho
     
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  17. marsupial jones

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    I’m not a fan of clutter either. It looks nice, I’m not knocking it, but for me if I had stuff out it would bug me and I’d ask myself why it’s there and what it’s doing. Everyone says my apartment looks like a hotel room no one has stepped foot in or a photo set because it’s always clean and there’s no real signs of life.
     
  18. thesoftskeleton

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    I own so much shit it should be a sin. I work for an antique auction house so first off, stuff is kinda like my job and because I know a lot about goods it’s hard for me to pass things up especially unique things. I can’t even tell you how much shit I own cause I’m like omg this is a mid century vase and the thrift is selling it for $2?! I have to get it. It’s a curse.
     
  19. Kiana

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    I think I could buy more stuff if this was my permanent place. But I know I don't want to live here forever and the thought of having to move or get rid of a ton of junk is super daunting and overwhelming. Especially because I have googled and there are no moving services out here because I would totally spare the expense to hire movers but of course that's not a thing here heavy sigh
     
  20. Serenity Now

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    Today I reminded myself of how futile the chore of raking leaves truly is. Oy.

    I also set up some new plants in the house. Spray painting terra cotta pots is a great way to spend an unseasonably warm Sunday afternoon.

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