Lilac is so last year apparently
I have started work on decorating the guest room. It used to be our eldest sons room when we moved here, then our youngest son inherited it. It was all a bit 'masculine' with black blinds and spotlights. When our youngest moved out I gave it a quick coat of white paint and never got around to doing anything else to it. Now I'm looking to give it a bit of a make over. I don't won't to spend a lot of money on it, but just freshen it up a bit and get it ready for when the house goes on the market next year.
I have decided to replace the black venetian blinds so have been looking for lilac fabric. The quilt pictured above used to be in our room but has now taken up residence in the guest room so I wanted them to match. Simple I thought, but oh no, apparently lilac is out of fashion. Nobody wants that colour anymore! Really? Or is it that those who decide these things want us all to go out and buy the new 'in' colour.
I was determined to buy the fabric today so I could get on with it, no more procrastinating, so ended up with something I'm not totally happy with but will have to do. My blind making skills leave a lot to be desired but I have dressed the windows of both my sons homes and our home with my rather rustic home made blinds. They do the trick and are cheaper than having them made.
OH has taken down the spotlights and put up a new light fitting and it has a new 'shade' Black shelves have been taken down and I filled the holes. Now we just have to find the little sander which seems to have disappeared in the big garage tidy up.
All the 'selling your house' books say to keep things neutral so I won't be too adventurous with my decorating, and I won't be spending a fortune on it. It's going to be a bit of a challenge to make it look good, without being too boring.
Anyone out there got any brilliant, cheap, neutral decorating tips?