Friday, September 14, 2012

Trouble in Design

Design is important to me. The space my family and I live in is special because this is where we create memories and spend a great deal of our together time. Beyond that, home is where I spent most of my time so it needs to be comfortable and migraine/fibro friendly.

The condo we moved into at the end of July has been kind of a design challenge. Often times a space can dictate a style and feeling even without any furnishings or personal items. With enough money, time and energy the space can be adjusted to fit whatever style and feel you desire. The thing with this space is that we don't own it and we don't plan to live here more than 2 or 3 years so it just doesn't make any sense to invest much money, time or energy into changing the space. 

We did the basic stuff like painting and cleaning but that's about it. Despite these small projects making a big difference the truth is that the space is dated and as such has been difficult to design. I've done what I can by adding lots of pillows, putting stuff on the walls that are inspiring, putting low wattage bulbs in and making the most out of the space we do have. But it just doesn't quite have the right feel. 

I've sat on the sofa and looked about day after day trying to figure out what have I done wrong, or not done that I have not yet been able to achieve the desired feel. Then I realized, it's just the space. It's just going to feel a little off until we are able to buy our own space. 

I'll continue to work on making it the best space it can be as is and just be thankful that we have an affordable place to live that will also allow us to save up for our home. After all we have many blessing and I bet I can still find some great opportunities to jazz the place up. I'll post some pictures when I've found these opportunities. 

1 comment:

  1. Good luck on making this home your own for as long as you are there. I hope you find the right elements to do so!