Something I’ve been asked frequently, as a Turkish gal, is helpful info on kilim shopping – how much is it worth? What is the difference between a rug and a kilim? What are the types of rugs and how can you identify the area of a rug/kilim? Now I’m no expert on it in anyway but I have some general knowledge enough to give a brief course on introduction to kilims.
When you live in a house so packed that you can not even buy another knick knack, you freak out over your walls. If the walls in question are really hard to drill or even drive a nail, you try to find happiness in wallpapers or murals and if watercolor murals can’t make you happy I don’t know what else can.
You can get the green mural above from anewall or various kinds of colorful stuff (and cheaper, yay!) from photowall. If you are braver you can try wallpapers like these brushstrokes from Emma Hayes and for s/he who has the biggest balls, try to paint it. Somehow. Throw paint cans on the walls or something.
If you don’t have a monstera deliciosa in a corner of your house by now, your great indoors instagram photos might as well be trash. Once the derelict plants on your doctor’s dusty office, monstera deserves to be the new king of your home (sorry ficus). White walls, natural wood and this little monster are the three musketeers.
All of my “dream” dreams consist of hammocks on a beach or a garden, reading a book. Everytime I go to a house with a porch swing, it’s impossible for me to get off of it unless it’s dinner time. I still swing myself to sleep sometimes at night and unfortunately not only do I not have a garden or a porch (or a beach), I probably don’t have a strong ceiling either. I’m hardly containing myself not to try and find out.
The upside of renting a place is the ability to always back out, get a new home, not deal with responsibilities or paperwork and of course not being tied down with a 30 year mortgage payment. The two downsides of not owning a house is 1) you do not own that house, 2) you can not make big renovations like changing the floor tiles. What’s the point of owning a house if you are not going to have gorgeous tiles?
I spent so much time (and money) on all kinds of beautiful stuff for my house including custom tables and curtains & rugs, I forgot to pay attention to one thing that’s the most important: a good night’s sleep.
I’ve always had some sleep problems, being a night-worker all my life I don’t know the meaning of falling asleep easily and waking up fully charged (let me put it this way: I had a total of 6 hours sleep in the last 2 days), which is really depressing after a certain age. So I started searching for some high quality mattresses & mattress toppers; so long IKEA, I’m a big girl now.