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would it be a bad idea to post photos of my house on here, will you lot rip it to death?

(26 Posts)
gingertabby Tue 21-Oct-08 21:18:10

i was thinking of poting so photos, i the hope some kind soul would give us some decorating ideas.
but i think it might ripped to death

basically its all wooden floors and white walls minamal in style which was fine as a couple but its not really working as a family hime iyswim.

i want to add colour in the acesories.
and still have alot of white and wood in the back ground
any ideas how i can do this.
ive thought of art work, cushions, rug, vases etc.

i like duck egg blue

dark pink with lime

any other colour ideas welcome.

RedLollyYellowLolly Tue 21-Oct-08 21:22:50

It sounds as though the worst that someone could say is "it's a bit bland/dull/minimalist" which I'm sure you're tough enough to take.

Or am I just nosey and therefore underestimating the mumsnet trolls honesty in a bid to see your photos? smile

Rugs and cushions are an easy way to add a splash of colour. Is there an alcove or fireplace you could paint a bold colour?

LadyOfRoffle Tue 21-Oct-08 21:24:29

Post them, no one will judge.

kettlechip Tue 21-Oct-08 21:25:49

I'm into duck egg with chocolate here. We have wooden floors and neutral walls. Lots of cushions, rugs, pictures etc. No clutter but the odd nice pot or bowl. We're quite coastal though, so I've kind of gone with that look.
I like the Laura Ashley catalogue for ideas, and it's not all chintz in there, they do simple too. Or John lewis?

gingertabby Tue 21-Oct-08 21:25:50

there are no alcoves or fire places. it white and light wood only.

harpomarx Tue 21-Oct-08 21:26:29

post, post, post!

I am great at colour but I ain't helping unless you post grin

S1ur Tue 21-Oct-08 21:28:58

oh go on post, there are people waiting here.

(kick the crocs outta shot and no one will judge - oh no because we don't do that) heh.

harpomarx Tue 21-Oct-08 21:30:34

<<feels sure gingertabby is hiding crocs posting photos. Drums fingers impatiently>>

gingertabby Tue 21-Oct-08 21:40:07

i'm too scared

S1ur Tue 21-Oct-08 21:40:08

oh gingeeeeerrrrr, where are yoooooooooooou?

S1ur Tue 21-Oct-08 21:40:20

aw go on girl!

RedLollyYellowLolly Tue 21-Oct-08 21:40:46

I feel we're being teased....

S1ur Tue 21-Oct-08 21:52:13

c'mon it isn't like you live in a brothel..

or is it? hmm

gingertabby Tue 21-Oct-08 21:57:00

no i do not live in a brothel.

llareggub Tue 21-Oct-08 21:59:51

go, go, go!

gingertabby Tue 21-Oct-08 22:03:06


like this but no black chair plants or lamps, but that is also what are sofas like although its whiter.
very very plain

harpomarx Tue 21-Oct-08 22:03:22

stop harassing her, people.

<calmly> We do not think you live in a brothel gingertabby. We think you live in a wood and white minimalist oasis.

we just want to see it. NOW!


gingertabby Tue 21-Oct-08 22:06:02

well it was an oasis pre kids!

Rubyrubyruby Tue 21-Oct-08 22:07:28

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Rubyrubyruby Tue 21-Oct-08 22:08:09

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Pannacotta Tue 21-Oct-08 22:10:32

Is this a pic of your actual sitting room? If so am v impressed/amazed given you have DCs.....

mazzystartled Tue 21-Oct-08 22:11:01

wallpaper is good idea. reversible, changeable, cheap
a few cushions
a fat boy bean bag in a strong funky colour and a few cushions
go to habitat

gingertabby Tue 21-Oct-08 22:13:47

what sort of things by block prints?

childrenofthecornsilk Tue 21-Oct-08 22:16:03

Is that your house? envy

gingertabby Tue 21-Oct-08 22:22:40

not my actual house, but this is what it looks like, but even blander/duller.
white sofas white walls light wood floor.

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