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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Degrassi View Post
    I hear you - we've got a mixture of modern, basic & country-look timber. It does not work

    I think if I have any hope I'll need to get rid of a few pieces and get new stuff.
    Can you post a pic of one of your rooms you aren't keen on?

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    Ooh, already learnt loads! Great thread.

    Can I ask though what thoughts are on upgrading with small children? I.e. we could do with new couches, rugs, dining chairs etc but I'm hesitant as toddler + baby seems like a recipe for disaster. I don't really want to be worrying about furnishings.

    My only advice is to avoid major trends if possible, otherwise you'll want to change everything in 5 years. It's a trap I've fallen into.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YeahYeahYeah View Post
    Ooh, already learnt loads! Great thread.

    Can I ask though what thoughts are on upgrading with small children? I.e. we could do with new couches, rugs, dining chairs etc but I'm hesitant as toddler + baby seems like a recipe for disaster. I don't really want to be worrying about furnishings.

    My only advice is to avoid major trends if possible, otherwise you'll want to change everything in 5 years. It's a trap I've fallen into.
    I'm in this situation at the moment. Our couch is horrid! I mean it's a great looking couch from Nick Scali but years of food and formula stains have it looking shabby even after having it steam cleaned - it's embarrassing how dirty it is and we would never be able to even sell it. But we will have to wait until they're older to upgrade or we will end up with another stained couch and I'm not fond of leather.

    I have the white melamine plastic Eames chairs with wooden legs and I don't love them but they wipe clean and are kid friendly so they're staying for now.

    So I'm waiting until both kids are in school before buying new large items so they don't get wrecked (as badly) and as a treat for surviving the pre-school years.

    Same with our living room and lounge room rugs (stained, ugly and too small).

    I guess the thing is, with kids, you can have all the inspiration in the world to make a room look good but they're always going to have their 'stuff'


 

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