I realize I left off here with having you look at our belongings. These aren't the most Martha Stewart Living photos you'll ever see, so forgive me.
View from the door into our bedroom. A few things: the walls were this dark color WITH those drapes when we moved in. We're renting so we're not planning on making any huge changes. Personally, with the dark walls I would have picked a cream or ivory drape to brighten it up but hey, wasn't my decision. Also, ghetto bed: after all the trauma we had with the chemicals in our old apartment I am skeeved out by our previous red bedding. No matter how many times I could wash it I still don't want it on our bed. So this is my old comforter and I can't find the bed skirt or pillow shams. There are a few sets that I'm looking at as a replacement and to brighten the room but it's not a priority purchase at this point. Opinions? Can't be too light because we have a cat and a toddler. That's stain material right there.
Our dining room? Is huge. This is half of it, also known as Theo's Half. It's actually the perfect place to have his toys out of our way as it's in the back of the house. The table in the back is called The Tiny Table and Theo loves to eat his meals there. My mom got it for him and it's the perfect size. We love looking out the window at the animals nibbling on the grass and climbing our trees. Makes for great dinner conversation.
Sorry for the bad lighting. Again with the huge room. Our table looks like a postage stamp in there. I'd LOVE a new table and chair set in the worst way. Something a little more formal with cushy chairs. Trust me, being seven months pregnant sitting in those chairs made for a less than enjoyable eating experience.
Any decorating tips? I've seen HGTV. So I'm thinking a little under that budget thanks.