Doll House, Our Forever Home

Finding Furniture and Decor Decisions

Last week was a rough week on my husband’s credit card.  As we count down the days until we get possession of our new house, we have been busy ordering big ticket items like blinds and furniture, and shopping for décor items to help turn our new house into a home we can enjoy and be proud of.

My husband got to make the final decision on the new sectional couch for our bonus room so he left it up to me to select the couch and loveseat for the living room.  This proved to be a much more overwhelming task then I was expecting.  After many shopping trips we felt like we had exhausted all our options (and the kids patience) so we finally settled on and ordered this pair from Ashley Furniture over the weekend.


The shape is clean and modern like I was looking for and the grey should go nicely with the other selections we have made in the house.  We weren’t able to view the actual couch in store or see a fabric swatch, so I am really hoping I love the set as much once it is in my home.  Fingers crossed.

The other item we ordered through Ashley was this colorful accent rug.  Again we weren’t able to see and feel it in person so I really hope it lives up to my expectations.


I did some playing around in Photoshop and this is the overall look and feel I think I am going for in my new living room.  The chevron curtains are already bought and I think I have found the right paint color for the accent wall so all that is left will be buying a few throw pillows and finding the right coffee table.


Originally I was wanting something colorful and patterned for an accent chair, but I think I am kind of digging the idea of the Ikea Poang chair in the simple cream color.  It is clean and bright and ties in nicely with the cream stripes in the carpet.

For our bedroom, I think I have decided on this green and grey comforter set.  I will likely paint the back wall behind our bed in a rich grey color and then will need to find a few green accent pieces to finish it off, like the bench in my picture.  I am also considering painting out our walk-in closet in a muted green before my husband installs the Ikea PAX shelving units we have for it.


Finally, the other room I have been focusing on this past week is my soon-to-be 4 year olds room.  I really want the move to be fun for him and for him to feel comfortable in his new bedroom.  I was hoping for something without characters, but he is insisting on a Ninja Turtle room so that is what he’s going to get.  Luckily Grandma and Grandpa are currently in California so we had them pick up a Turtle bedding set I found and liked at Walmart down there.  I also ordered a large Michelangelo decal online that will be going on one of his walls.


I have a few other things pinned on my Ninja Turtle Bedroom board and will probably incorporate some more artwork once we are moved in and I get a better feel for the room.

23 more days until we get the house and my vision can start turning into reality.  I can’t wait to share the finished rooms with you!