We moved into a lovely new home about 5 weeks ago. It is so wonderful that we have spent the last few weeks just thanking our lucky stars for finding the perfect home for us.
Of course, now I have got to the point where I want to make the most of what we have got here but also make it our own with personal touches.
We have curtains on the bottoms two floors but the third floor has lots of windows with no coverings. I have spoken with the boys who reside up there and they have both said they would like some funky VELUX blinds to give their rooms the wow factor.
My younger son has a rug already but I think my teenager has his eye on one from IKEA as the catalogue keeps turning up on my sofa every time I leave the room.
We have given up on our original futon idea for his room as we had a spare bed so just moved it to his room.
I am enjoying getting to the point with the children where they no longer make the sort of mess that used to happen when they were younger. They no longer take food upstairs which is a big win and they have less stuff here too as they have really outgrown the toys stage. I thought we would never get to this point! So we are in a lovely chapter where I can channel my interior designer although let me tell you they have their own strong ideas too and quite right too.