|New curtains in the master bedroom.|
The curtains I chose throughout are turquoise in a linen weave from Spotlight. I love the colour (it's a very Emma colour), the texture, the drapiness, the amount they black-out the windows and the fact they are washable. And I got them on special, so that always helps.
I thought a plain, textured curtain would be better than a patterned one, since patterns go in and out of style so quickly, whereas a linen texture is timeless and easy to accessorise.
I chose silver curtain rods to go with them, because I think turquoise and silver is a classic combination, plus I wear silver jewelry so again, it's a very Emma look.
The master bedroom didn't technically need curtains, since it already had roller blinds, but the road noises were disturbing my sleep, so I thought it would help to have an extra layer between me and the road. I don't know how much it reduces noise, maybe a little, but psychologically it helps because I slept through the night the very first night the curtains were installed.
I'm particularly proud that I hung all the curtain rods myself, especially since the dining room one was too long so I had to hacksaw it first.
|Dining room window.|
|Another angle of the new dining room curtains.|
|New curtains over the lounge ranch slider.|
Baby J got a cloud shelf next to the Lego table. I thought it could be a cool place for the kids to display their Lego creations, so I hung it nice and low and accessible.
|Cloud shelf for the Lego table.|
|L's bed and her new storage on the wall.|
I bought the cloud shelves and the hexagonal shelf from Kmart. L's set of three cubes came from Bunnings.
There you have it - just some of the fun (and practical) changes I've been making around the place.
I've also been working on energy-saving solutions for drying my washing, so I'll share those with you next time.