The struggle with finishing a room

The naked truth: Although I love remodelling I find it hard to finish a room. The more I create new spaces and see how difficult the process of making up my mind is about how I really want a room to be the more I believe that such a state as „finished“ doesn’t really exist. So my approach to remodelling and decorating might be a bit different to what most magazines and bloggers try to convince us of or make us envious about- the ultimate eye – aka the skill to put everything into place.
I’m pretty sure that you have struggled as well ( Do I really want that picture hanging there? Do I want it at all? Is that blush pink really me?). I’m with you, I’ve been there, lots of times and it also happens that I paint a wall, decide it’s stupid, not at all what I’ve envisioned and then I begin anew. My current makeover is a thinker šŸ˜‰ My accent wall is a deep and calming petrol blue- but unfortunately still naked. It’s desperately seeking a center piece – pinterest and all other sources haven’t sparked an idea in me yet. Which isn’t a disaster to me at all. I’m just giving it some time to really unfold and speak to me – that sounds crazy but I rather have a room grow than overdone with pictures, vases, candles, plants, cushions, you name it, just to create an instant feeling of completion. If we’re honest-most things do not live up to our expectations/moods/ style and sooner or later vanish. So before spending a whole lot of money on decor – and we all know how ecstatic and boundless we can get about these things- I want to make sure, that it’s really what I need.

Somebody who has already found what she needs is Pam from pamlostracco. She’s a Toronto based artist and I’m truly impressed with her room and SO jealous!

Bedroom mountains

I wish I had seen this post before I had my bedroom makeover. I can totally see me in there.Ā  It took Pam a week to transform her room into this amazing and peaceful refuge. The mural is perfection! I would not change a thing.

  1. Mountain Mural Timelapse

She also created some more murals in a different color scheme. Which one do you like best?

I’d love to hear your voices about this topic and maybe you have some cool ideas for my wall, too!

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  1. Pam

    29/12/2014 at 3:03

    Hi Mari,

    Thank you for featuring my murals! I’d love to paint one for you and may just have to arrange a trip to Germany soon šŸ™‚

    Pinterest is amazing for finding specific items but it may be too overwhelming during the idea stage. For your room, try to visualize yourself living in the finished room. Imagine how you’ll use the space… Where will you walk, sit or rest? Are you working, eating or socializing? Do you feel relaxed or motivated? Is this room for yourself, a child or a family? Determine the overall feeling of the room that relates to your favourite place or memory. Then use that image as your theme to choose colours and objects (this is a good time to use Pinterest). Then you’ll create a room that’s personalized just for you! Good luck!


    • mari

      30/12/2014 at 12:26

      Hi Pam,
      so lovely to hear back from you! Thanks so much for you advise. We just hung new curtains and the room looks and feels very airy – pretty cool. I have a couple of ideas how to get more of this soft touch and am pretty confident to tackle them these following weeks. Regarding your trip to Germany I’d say that as soon as we buy a house I’m gonna get back to you and hope I can afford you šŸ™‚ Or you get back to me if you are around. Can’t wait!


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