Category Archives: Decor

Powder Room Pretty

I have been getting ahead of myself. Although I haven’t completed the powder room / laundry project, I have already found some great inspiration for decor for when the time comes:

Image from decorandthedog.blogspot.com

Image from Pinterest (Kristin Werthman)

Image of Pinterest (Joe Nahem)

Image of Rue Mag

So many things I want to buy…

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Curtain Illusion

Hanging curtains is simple right? Just attach the pole above the window and make sure it’s wide enough.  No so.  Apparently high and wide is the way to go. Young House Love-rs Sherry and John blogged about curtains hung above and outside the window frame here,  as a great way of enhancing the room, and making it look bigger.

Image from Lonny Mag

Image from Lonny Man

Image from Lonny Mag

The gap can seem a bit unusual at first but this can be remedied with blinds. You can see the difference here:

Image from Young House Love (no blinds)

Image from Young House Love (blinds)

I love the drama added to the room and will definitely be trying it in the knest.

The Kitchen Rug

I want a kitchen rug.  How did I come to this conclusion?

I should tell you, I’ve never been to a house with a rug in the kitchen.  When I came across photos in on Young House Love and Bower Power I was a little taken a back.  A rug is just asking for Fred’s signature paw prints.  I’m pleasantly suprised to report that natural fibre or outdoor rugs are available for kitchens, so crumbs and dirt can be brushed or hosed off outside!

Apart from being functional, the kitchen rug also gives colour and texture to an otherwise practical, plain area.

Pretty + functional = I’m sold.

Here are some of my favourite examples:

Image from Pinterest (Amanda Worthington)

Image from paloma81.blogspot.com

Image from Young House Love

Image from Bower Power Blog

My current pick for our kitchen is this rug from Shades of Light:

Image from Shades of Light

Unfortunately for me, the company doesn’t have a listing for international shipping, so getting this baby to Australia is my first hurdle.