Sunday, September 18, 2011

I am Fickle

I fully admit to being extremely fickle.  It's an inherited trait.

When we were looking for a house to buy I wanted to go smaller.  We didn't have much choice in houses so we bought this one even though it was bigger.  So, it's not entirely surprising that I find myself looking at houses again.  Earth covered hobbit houses to be exact.

Like this one.

Of course Limey is not on board at all and is currently going with "we're not moving again ever" as his mantra.   My wish to live in a smaller house is rooted in my need for a cozy environment.  With that in mind, I need some ideas on how to make it cozier in here.   The living room already has heavy curtains, an area rug, wooly throws and pillows but with the light blue on the walls it still feels too breezy.  I like the wall colour but I thinking about painting the ceiling a dark blue.

Thoughts on that?

Here's the living room.

New pillows, brown curtains and throws have been added since this photo.

What do you think?  Dark blue ceiling?

13 comments:

  1. What about chocolate brown trim instead of white??

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  2. I thought about changing the trim colour but then I feel like I'd have to change it everywhere. I really miss my chocolate brown walls.

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  3. You realize that blue is a cool colour and usually cozy would be a warm colour. But I do love what you did. I find that it's lite and airy. I guess that's not the effect you were looking for. But I like it. I also like the hobbit houses. I don't think I could live in it year round, but as a cottage. I'm thinking snow falling in winter, comfy cozy.

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  4. Could you make one or two walls accent walls with the darker brown colour? It might relieve some of that breezy feeling.

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  5. Also, is that a beam separating the room where the couch is and where the photo was taken from? You could make that dark brown to mimic wood and it would drop the ceiling...

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  6. Build your hobbit home right on your property! This way you can take your time and there's no need to 'move'!

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  7. Hobbit houses can get cluttered when there's lots of hobbits living in them. I like the white ceiling. What about just adding more furniture? That would accommodate all the hobbits too.

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  8. What about a lovely gray like Benjamin Moore's Pewter on your walls.

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  9. Large old farmhouses are not renowned for their ease in keeping warm, so if Limey enjoys chopping, splitting, stacking and carrying huge amounts of firewood, and paying more for oil, power, etc, just smile sweetly and ask what colour he would like the walls painted?

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  10. Your space looks lovely! I agree with some of the others - it's all about the colour. If the trim is white throughout, I think it's a good idea to keep it white. For the walls, Benjamin Moore's Raspberry Truffle is a rich, deep red - super cozy (and the colour of our living room, incidentally!) A coffee table would make things cozier, too. Complete with a cup of tea, of course.

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  11. I came across this posting today and it made me think of you. Someone actually has built a hobbit house. - Meghan

    http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/Man-builds-stunning-hobbit-yahoofinanceuk-1514084024.html

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  12. I'm still undecided. I don't really want to paint the walls again. I like the blue. Maybe a warm grey on the ceiling.

    Meghan- That's the same person I linked to in the post. I think to do it here would take a bit more money. We'd need a concrete footing for starters. Would also move to a larger acreage with a woodlot. It's my new "if I won the lottery" dream.

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  13. Shoot. It was featured on the yahoo.co.uk homepage this morning and I thought it was something different. Guess I'll have to read more carefully. :/

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