I think I’ve mentioned a couple times that April would be a month of big changes for my family. The first of them has happened: we’ve moved! We’re not totally out of the old place yet, but the new place is starting to come together. I thought I’d share a few photos! This space will probably go through a massive transition and I’d like to keep a record.
Common Space – TV Side
This will probably be the first space where we do a lot of changes. Our last space had a very big common area and we bought furniture with that in mind. Now, it’s smaller with that fireplace in it. I love fireplaces but this one has become a bit of liability with all the big pieces of furniture! As you can see in the before picture, there’s a little square of open space to the right of the fireplace. Luckily, it’s just big enough for a corner TV stand!
By the way, someone really needs to go heavily into the corner TV stand market and shake it up! It’s kind of a barren wasteland of office furniture and pretty good pieces. Then again, maybe I’m in the minority and I’m the only one who needs one 🙂 But I need one very badly so that I can get my fireplace back!
After we make that change, we’ll reassess the size of the couch. While I love how comfortable this couch is, it hasn’t stood up well to the wear our tiny family puts on it. The legs are now permanently loose and corgi hair really sticks in the fabric.
Additionally, this is where I want to do a LOT of decorating work. We have a mantel and a big bare wall. On top of that, it’s where most of our entertaining will be done, so it makes sense to make it as fun as possible.
Common Space – Dining Side
I totally got to take a before picture here but here’s what it looks like now. Unless my style changes drastically, there’s little I’m planning to do with this space. I’d like to add some curtains for color and to allow me to open up the blinds on that window without feeling totally exposed to my neighbors. I’d also like to see if I can fit some small storage/serving piece in there since my kitchen is now MUCH smaller which means a lot less storage!
So, you notice how I keep saying everything from my old apartment is too big for the current space? You’d think we’d moved into a significantly smaller apartment. We have not. It’s only about 100 square feet smaller than our last place. This room, which is probably technically the master bedroom, is easily larger than my first studio apartment. It’s MASSIVE (also my studio was tiny!) My husband only wants a small corner of this room, basically just for his desk and a few things. The rest of it is mine, all mine! Right now, all I have set up is the sewing table, but soon I’ll be adding space for paper crafting and storage for all my crafting stuff. This room also has massive white walls, so I intend to add a lot in here. I might actually put up some temporary wallpaper on one of the walls because it’s something I’ve always wanted to try out.
Additionally, this room has two closets which I intend to use for storing my clothing. I’m hoping to start rebuilding my wardrobe and that will require storage space, which thankfully this room has plenty of!
So, that’s all the interesting stuff for now! Expect to see more updates over the next few months as I add to and change the space! Next weekend is the next big change with Ruby finally coming to join us! Expect loads of pictures when that happens!