13 May 2017

An Aquarium In The Decor...

 Have you ever considered incorporating an aquarium in your home decor?
I have discovered the PERFECT small aquarium set up,
 and the PERFECT pet fish to share with you.
Yes you read correctly - Fish.
As in one.

The male Betta which is also known as a Siamese fighting fish is an interesting wee fish with huge personality.
Not only that  - he is BEAUTIFUL!
So while 'Lewis' is having a rest on his leaf bed,
let's talk decor.

This home is a first do upper on a budget. 
The walls which have the original gorgeous textured wallpaper from the 1940s was in superb condition apart from being time yellowed,
 it has been over painted white to freshen. 
The fire brick was grey but for a dramatic touch has been repainted black in semigloss. 
All woodwork in the original rimu simply revarnished.
Carpet black with a dark grey fleck.
Drapes are floor length in grey.

The side door has a simple patterned panel curtain in grey floral.

 The coffee table is wood to compliment the skirtings.
The side board cabinet was a $60 Trade Me purchase,
 which was repainted in Annie Sloan Chalk paint.
The colour is called 'Duck Egg Blue'.
New crystal knobs replaced the originals as several were lost and broken.

Accessories in the decor are pieces the owner loves and has collected over time.  
The artwork was a big influence on colours in this room.

Be a mermaid in a sea full of fish!

 Now back to 'Lewis' the Betta fish.
Betta are extremely characterful.
They know their owners!!!!

 This is Lewis's house.
His aquarium is just the perfect size.
Which means he's an easy to maintain pet.
His decor accessories include his night bed - the inside of the helicopter ornament.
His day bed - the plastic leaf on the upper side of the aquarium.
And some fake coral for exploration games.
Sometimes he has bubbles switched on for a little excitement!

So do consider including a small aquarium 
into the home decor.
I am certain once you have a Betta fish as a pet, 
you will be in LOVE!

But here are a few facts to start with:
They prefer to be solitary.

Colorful Betta
They come in many shapes and colours.

They breathe oxygen from water and air.
The males blow air bubble nests.

All you need to know about the beautiful quirky betta fish,
is over at 
and also at

#betta #siamesefightingfish #smallaquarium #fishindecor #upcycling #chalkpaint

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