My iPhone 4 has been sitting patiently in its box for a week or two now, waiting for me to pluck up the courage to tackle the switch.
Many hours later and it's all done - PHEW! Nothing lost, no mishaps whatsoever and major, major excitement as my iPhone now talks to my iPad - I just took a photo on my iPhone and straight away it appeared on my iPad - um, how cool is that.
Anyhoo, I digress. The other task I undertook today, while various software updates, backups and whatnot were occurring, was putting the bathroom in my new home into some kind of order. When I moved in, it looked like this ....
Ah, the joys of living in an unrenovated 1958 house. Now I don't know about you, but I'm a hopelessly impatient renovator. I want everything done NOW, or sooner if possible. The thought of living with awful and tatty decor is just soooooo depressing.
But the reality is, you just can't do everything at once - especially when it comes to expensive upgrades like a bathroom. So here are some of my tips for living with a room that's sadly in need of a revamp, but will just have to wait .....
- Keep it clean, just as clean if not cleaner than everywhere else. A space that feels cleaner will always feel better - don't neglect it until you don't even want to go in there anymore!
- Create distractions! Add plenty of things you want to look at, so your attention doesn't wander to things that make you cringe.
- Think laterally about what you use for decoration.
Or some tiles perhaps ....
- Lighten up dark corners.
I put the Jeffrey Smart picture in the yellow frame above the bath for a specific reason - until now that whole corner felt so dark and grungy that it was making an already small room feel smaller. Now there's something nice and bright to draw your eye across the whole width of the room, making the space feel just that little bit bigger.
And my final tip ....
- Save like mad until you have enough money to create the room of your dreams!
Til next time, Nx
P.S. Can you spot the budgie?