Friday, August 20, 2010
Making a house feel like a home
One room in particular that I can not wait to decorate using my “it came from nowhere country taste” is our future to be kitchen. I would like to have off white cabinets, tile floor and energy saving appliances. Ok…I am already feeling broke. But I know that decorating doesn’t have to be expensive. While browsing through kitchen table section of Dining Rooms Direct, I found a lovely movable kitchen island. I really want to have one of those in the near future. I can surprise myself by purchasing it and then surprise my husband when we receive it in the mail. I can already see his “happy” face. Perhaps I should discuss my wants of movable isle with Daniel first.
After we said “I do”, Daniel’s parents blessed up by letting us to stay at their vacation home rent free. Since the house was furnished, we didn’t have the financial burden of buying any furniture. I was able to add a few personal touches to the house, so we can call it our home for the next 4-5 years. Occasionally if I see a good deal on an item that I think we can use a few years from now, when we have our own place, I buy it.
I started to particularly think of our future home, when I read Heather’s post on redecorating her mom’s room. The girl has a talent and if she lived a little bit closer, I would have asked her to give our home a makeover. The desires to make a house feel like a home continued grow on me, when my friend Dora asked me about my decorating style. We exchanged a few e-mails and pictures letting one another know what we would want our home to look like one day. Dora, who can host her own interior decorating show, preferred more of a modern style décor, while I shared with her my modern day country style taste.
I am not the world’s greatest decorator and thrifty shopper when it comes to furnishing home. I would like to hear from you, my friends. What tips do you have on saving money, while making your house feel like home?