INTERIOR DECORATING I DID BEFORE
INTERIOR DECORATING A VERY OLD BEDROOM IN A VERY OLD FARMHOUSE
First Interior Design Update
So that’s what I did! Mahal was actually happy to know that I want to make it look comfy and cozy. His exact words were: “Sa wakas, gaganda na rin ang room!”(Finally! The room will look pretty!) Lol! All the while I thought it was okay for him to sleep in a haunted-looking room. Lol!
Second Interior Design Update
THIRD Interior Design Update
We added some string curtains on the walls to make it look a lot cozier.
So with the limited budget we have (most of the new furnishings and stuff were bought from Cogon Market, Unitop in downtown CDO where everything is super duper affordable, at SM Store and Mandaue Foam), and the available materials we have like this decade-old canopy net I bought for my house in Alabang but was never used (nawala na nga yung wooden ring sa luma), plus curtain rods made of bamboo from a nearby bamboo tree which Mahal cut himself, I faced the challenge of making the room we sleep in (it’s his parents’ room actually from when they used to live here every coffee harvest season) as cozy and comfy as I can. Perhaps, little by little, we can add some more home decor stuff. But for now, here’s what I did. At least it doesn’t look as haunted anymore. It just looks vintage! Hihihi!
Check out again the BEFORE and AFTER pictures. ^_^
To summarize, here’s basically what I did to interior decorate an old rustic room and make it look cozy and nice:
- Go slow. Take your time visualizing how you want the room to look and feel like. Pinterest can help you with ideas. I got my inspiration from the designs I pinned on my Pinterest – DIY Canopy Bed
- Work on your budget. Not all of us can afford to splurge on expensive furnishings and home decor. Find a shop that sells cheap home stuff and choose those that look sturdy and classy. You can make your own too! As for me, my go-to place for these are Unitop (everyday seems like a sale day), SM Store (watch out for those buy one take one promo) and Mandaue Foam (they sell expensive and really classy looking furniture but when they give discounts, they go down up to 70+%!!!)
- Be patient. Sometimes, what you visualize doesn’t come out the way you want it to look like. Do it again. Or sometimes, the money or check you were expecting to come so you can already buy that home decor stuff you want did not clear, just be patient.
- Enjoy the process. I did mine in a period of two weeks and I enjoyed it every step of the way. When finally, I was done, I felt like the room was mine. It’s so me and I like it!
So that’s it, folks! I hope I was able to inspire you a bit in the home decorating / designing front.
How about you? Have you tried interior decorating your own home?