I am not an impulse buyer when it comes to home decor. I look, and look, and look some more — buy something, return it and then buy something else until I find what’s just right. Add to that my refusal to pay full price for anything and you have a home with too many bare walls, empty spaces where furniture should be, floors without rugs and windows without treatments.
You may call me “picky”, I prefer ”choosy.” Just me taking the time to find what’s just right. Go ahead, call me Goldilocks.
The list I call the “looking list” includes the details of exactly what I need, what I want and what would just be fun to pick up if I see the right thing.
Here’s the current looking list:
10′x10′ rug for our dining room
The room is 11.5′x11.5′. Square rugs are hard to find.
roman shade for kitchen window
I see plain or striped roman shades everywhere. The shade on my list is a stylish pattern with blues, greens and browns.
This is on Jake’s looking list. I’m not sure about it. We have a corner of our family room that’s not quite big enough for a chair and we’d both like to have additional, flexible seating in the family room. It would have to be a grown-up bean bag.
mirror for master bathroom
Need: a nice mirror, preferably with a wooden frame that’s 3′x5′.
Don’t need: to spend the $300-$700 that the mirrors I like seem to cost
Bonus points to you for sending me ideas. When it comes to the looking list, checking things off is much more fun than adding more.
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