Ashley experienced a happy situation we all find ourselves in from time to time: she made one change to her small, three bedroom home and she was so inspired that the improvements just spiraled from there.
We needed to make the space feel bigger and allow for us all to feel at home. We decided the best way to convert the space on a tight budget was paint. We used Dulux Natural White Wash and Wear, it's a soft and warm white which keeps the space bright but peaceful. Interior brick tends to soak up paint, so a primer allowed us to use a single coat to complete the space.
While the painting was happening we had a serious look at the furniture throughout our home. There was a bulky modular leather sofa that ate up a good portion of the living area, a cluttered Ikea box shelf, and some other bits and pieces that did nothing to make the space flow. So, we uploaded it all onto a buy and sell site and used the profits to buy a new sofa, coffee tables, desk, rug and an amazing sideboard and side unit from Gumtree for a steal. We carefully simplified every room and closet, clearing the clutter. We now move a thing out for every thing that comes in. Our home is a work in progress, but we have been following the advice of not keeping something that isn't beautiful, meaningful or useful. It is a simple rule that works.
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Thank you Ashley!