Adding A Bit Of Living Room Color-
I like clean lines and minimalist decor and I always add a “pop of color”. But, I thought I would add a bit more color to our living room. Do you remember when I added a touch of turquoise to our living room a while back? If you missed it you can see the post HERE. I made some topiaries for the fireplace mantel a while back too, you can see them in the before photo. I also used some white beachy accents ( from Michaels craft store) to give our living room mantel a little bit of a “cottage by the water vibe” . Most of you know I dream of a cottage by the water. You can see my cottage page HERE.
Lets jump in with my before snaps.
My hubby asked me not to paint the walls ( he lives here too,giggle) and I have a limited budget. So… I went shopping in our home, I like to “decorate with what you have”.
I started with the mantel. It seems I always start there. I took the lovely turquoise beach glass candlesticks from our family room ( a Christmas gift from a sweet friend) and I placed them in the center. I added two large seashells (previously found in our guest bathroom) to the mantel too.
The shears from the guest room quickly replaced the white curtains. I like having plenty of natural light in the living room. I didn’t want any heavy curtains blocking out precious day light. A pillow from the mater bedroom is now at home on the couch.
A scarf from my closet ( I bought it at Kohls) now resides on the ottoman. Hmmm I may need to add that to my New Uses For Old Things page, giggle.
I wanted a cozy throw too because I like to sit the living room and read. But, this time of year finding one in the shops is impossible. Have you seen the bathing suits in the shops already! I made a quick trip to JoAnns ( JoAnn fabric and craft shop) and I found some non pill fleece fabric on SALE! I love the chevron pattern.♥ I added some pom pom trim too. There is one other thing I would like to change, the pot the palm tree is in. But, it is rather fragile so I am hesitant to re-pot it.
So there you have it, our bits of living room color. Just a few tiny changes
Do you ever go shopping in your home?
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