Decorating with Brick Walls

There are so many design trends and styles that look fabulous in magazines and studios with all that styling and special light effects, but they don’t seem to work in real life or they may work for a tiny little segment of people who are super bold when it comes to decorating their spaces and who have that much amount of money in their accounts that they don’t need to regret in case they don’t like a particular experiment and change it over whenever they like.

Inspiration for decorating with exposed brick walls

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There hasn’t been a single time during the last few months that I dive into this sea of inspiration for ideas and not find a bare exposed brick wall in a home or a studio shoot for a glossy pretty home magazine. Now that’s what I’m talking about when I refer to trends that are too bold. Looking at them I always wondered, okay its looks good in a photograph but who would like to have a bare wall in their home anyway; like in real? Wouldn’t it looked haunted at night with low light in the room? Doesn’t it distract your eyes from all the other pretty things that you have collected and styled and arranged in the room? Wouldn’t it suppress the whole visual effect and balance in the room? But then it occurs to me, maybe I am too shy to try something like this. I just want to go try some very traditional decorating styles – the never-goes-wrong kind of styles. I think I need a courage level adjustment! (A what?!) I know it seems so very silly to say because I’m not a coward-y kind of a person but looking at a bare wall looks so unfinished to me that even sometimes I ask myself; uhhh…it’s not going to come down, right?

Inspiration for decorating with exposed brick walls

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Inspiration for decorating with exposed brick walls

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But then again, I would really love to see someone in person with that bold an approach and look that fine courage in their eyes with where-did-they-get-it look in mine and find out how do they make these crazy choices, stick to them and flaunt about them with confidence. Of course, artists and creative people do have that courage – they live by that courage – they live that courage every single day of their lives. Its who they are…

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Inspiration for decorating with exposed brick walls

Capella Kincheloe Interior Design

Not every thing is everyone’s style, even if you are bold and have a lot of great and amazing ideas dying to get out of your head. There are things that just aren’t your style. They could suit some but not you. I guess, bare and exposed walls are not my kind of thing. I wonder why in the first place am I writing this?! Maybe because sometimes, we take inspiration from things that we don’t like. Sometimes, we want to try to get out of our comfort zones and make ourselves comfortable – seeing good in not-so-good things because maybe at the end of the day, this could help us take up some great opportunities that come our way.

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Inspiration – Window Seat

I happen to be reading a lot these days, which makes natural light my new best friend and one thing that I miss a lot in my home these days is – a window seat! Yes, really, I seriously need one. And when I explore different inspiring ideas on Pinterest, it seems there is nothing in the world easier than that – Push a bench or day bed against a window, throw on a mattress, add a pretty cover and stalk it with pillows! Viola!

Inspiration for window seat in home

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Even a loveseat can do the job in the most certain manner! Having a fancy built-in could be ideal but what if you don’t feel like spending that much or maybe you couldn’t afford, or even you just want a simple set up that could be easily moved to another place at another point of time…? I  mean who knows, there could be so many reasons for not having an expensive installation; like being in a rental maybe. In that case, I believe the best option is finding ways of making a temporary arrangement and not having a fixed installation, like a loveseat. It can be made look pretty as anything!

Inspiration for window seat in home

Better Homes and Gardens

Inspiration for window seat in home

Better Homes and Gardens

Decorating and adding accessories like a small book case or an end table to house your current read and your coffee are like a matter of time. The space would grow organically with time depending upon the use and need of the nook. But the point is it should be useful and happy to your heart’s content and even if you’re going to have an idea of your own, there is plenty of inspiration to accompany along the way.

Inspiration for window seat in home

Better Homes and Gardens

Inspiration for window seat in home

House of Turquoise

Inspiration for window seat in home

Better Homes and Gardens

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A Rugless Bless

We have lived in many homes – moving from one station to another after every couple of years – thanks to my dad’s job that we travelled and saw what beautiful and blessed-by-nature country we live in. But every home that we lived in had one thing that do not have now in our current home – a rug or carpet in the living room!

Rooms without rugs

Red Door Home

Yes, a rug! We always had one in our living room in all of our homes until before we finally moved here, it was so worn out that we couldn’t keep it (it was in really bad shape and why not, it had done its job for years). So we got rid of it.

And that’s how our rugless bless started. The place that we are currently living in is kind-of an open floor space; with living+dining in the middle of the house connected to all other rooms and kitchen; so you have to pass through it to go from one room to another (and that’s what I adore about this floor plan that you can keep track of all the happenings around the house from the living room – which is great for a home maker!)

Rooms without rugs

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Not having a rug or a carpet in our living room has been such a convenience; the whole space becomes kind-of connected and easy to access; plus it’s so fun to decorate – each nook is a challenge to make it more functional ( or multi functional) and practical and not to mention pretty too. And it is so much easier to move things from one place to another depending upon the need and also for seasonal decorating. And the best of all; it is a hell lot easier to clean! A place that is clean is a happier one…indeed.

Rooms without rugs

Houzz

The best thing is that it feels so much lighter and brighter here. Our friends and family keep reminding us of that with their lovely compliments. Having lived in this place for over a decade, I doubt if I ever would want to put a rug in the living room. But with my changing sense of style or maybe trying to figure out what truly is my style – you never know when a gorgeous rug might appear in my home; just for a change maybe. But not for now…

Sometimes, some things become a blessing by not being there – its just a matter of understanding, experience and being thankful for what we have; and sometimes what we don’t have…

Rooms without rugs

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Rooms without rugs

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