Posts Tagged ‘living room’
On New Year’s day, the whole morning and afternoon was pretty much spent taking down the Christmas ornaments from the two trees and packing them away, storing all the Christmas decor and accessories, and the much needed dusting, sweeping and vacuuming from the tree needles, the remnants from the flocked tree and the glitter from the ribbon I used. While I LOVE decorating for the holidays, it’s a definite chore in getting the home back to its simplified state.
While Christmas shopping for family and friends in early December, I ran across so many pretty home decor accessories and accent furniture…does that happen to you too? I’m sure I’m not alone when you’re at the store to buy presents for others, yet you find yourself picking up a few things for yourself! Well, I had picked up a few things and stored it away until the new year! Knowing that I would bringing these fews new things out of storage, inspired me to make a few changes to our living space.
Today, I’ll be sharing 3 simple ways I refreshed our living room space for the New Year. These simple ways are small tweaks without breaking the bank!
#1. Add a new accent color
#2. Add a few new decor accessories
#3. Rearrange your furniture layout
A great way to slowly introduce a new color in a space of your home is with your home decor (i.e., toss pillows, throws, decor accessories, flowers, an area rug, etc.). For an immediate change, painting an accent wall will also automatically spruce up a space. In recent months, I had introduced a new accent color to our living room…blush! It is still a muted tone against our neutral monochromatic color palette. It started out with a pair of toss pillows and I had slowly added more blush colored home decor items. These were details I was able to build upon in the rest of the living space. One of the newest items are these ombre white and blush pom-pom throws I found in HomeGoods.
I added the other pom-pom throw to this accent chair.
One of the biggest impacts in refreshing a room is with your furniture layout. This does not necessarily mean you need to change the entire layout, you can simply swap out a chair from one room to another and see if it looks better in its new space. Or you can create a little vignette in an unused part of your living space.
One of the items on our ever-growing home projects list is to remove this picture window and install french doors that would lead to our deck. Since that got pushed down on the list, I had decided to rearrange some of the accent furniture by moving this white lacquered table I use as a console to the front of this window. For many years, this table was stationed in a small nook in front of a wallpapered wall. This section of the living room was unused space and now it feels filled in and I actually like how the styled table accents the once lonely/ordinary window. It’s amazing how moving certain furniture pieces can change the whole look of a room!
In place of the console table, I decided to move our seating bench to the wallpaper wall and used a small accent side table I had in our home office. This bench use to sit underneath the long white console table so that it can be used for extra seating but I noticed that when we had a full house, guests would not pull out the bench to sit on it without us saying they can. This little vignette is now inviting and guests can sit, conversate and place a drink on the small side table. While we have plans for this wall space (another item on our project list), I can foresee in the future replacing the seating bench with two chairs but for now, this will do.
If you’re interested, a set of these Murano accent tables are now on sale!
Another new accessory is this pink velour bench. Love the gold base! Why another bench you ask? Because one…it’s sooo pretty, two…extra seating or can be used to put your feet up and three…I knew I could use it in our home office, should I need to relocate it.
The gold olive branch from HomeGoods is a beautiful object of art on a marble stand – a new addition to the decor in the living room.
I swapped out my scented holiday candle for this spicy and woodsy scented candle by Hearth & Hand.
Small changes in a space of your home creates a fresh new look with minimal cost and effort. Do you find yourself refreshing your home for the New Year? I’d love to know what ways you use to do this by sharing in the comments section below!
-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez
Hello friends! Welcome back to part 2 of our holiday home tour! If you missed part 1, you can see it, here. The space in our home I’ll be sharing today is our living room. If you follow me on instagram, I mentioned that I would be introducing a new color to our Christmas tree – if you guessed pink, you were right! I know my mom did – ha! Actually, it was late fall of last year that we stopped at Cracker Barrel to get something to eat when I noticed so many pretty pink ornaments and thought…well since we already have accents of blush in the living room space, why not?! Since we didn’t get to decorate a tree last year, I held onto the pink ornaments and used them this year. Pink must definitely be the Christmas color because they were everywhere! From ornaments and home decor accessories to table runners and tree skirts – I lucked out.
I found this DW scented candle from TJMaxx and when burned, the fragrance that permeates the air are cinnamon and vanilla.
Another HomeGoods find were these coasters designed with gold-foiled holiday messages.
Our local florist and friend, Gary put this pretty arrangement together for me. The arrangement was made with the pink color palette in mind, so he kept it primarily white blooms with just three pink florals. Some of the flowers in this pretty bunch are roses, football mums, ranunculus, and hydrangeas.
I found this blush pink tree skirt from HomeGoods and boy the fabric is the exact match from the large decorative pillow on the sofa. This was the first time I have ever decorated a tree with ribbon. I was so inspired by the oh so, creative bloggers; Inspired by Charm and Kelley Nan, that I had to give it a try.
Sshh…I may or may not have eaten a couple of santa’s cookies! A well-styled bar cart to welcome Santa (aka, my mate) includes these assorted sized pink beaded cone trees from Michaels and a floral arrangement.
Sugar Paper LA for Target is going three years strong with their white & gold rim boxes and holiday bags! Their tissue paper and ribbon matched perfectly with my color scheme.
As of late, H&M has been my go-to place to shop for dresses. This off-the-shoulder dress doesn’t show the true green hue, it is actually a deep forest green. I purchased this dress about a week prior to it being featured on Good Morning America for a ‘look for less segment’ from Meghan Markle’s fashion looks. I think with all the popularity, it seems the only dress color option online, is black.
Joann Fabrics had these faux snowed pink roses that came in a bouquet bunch. I pulled them off the stems and nestled them in place over the fresh christmas greenery. I added twinkle fairy lights to have the mantle sparkle during the evenings. I got a little creative and this DIY christmas stocking was pretty easy to decorate. I used the same Sugar Paper ribbon I had used to wrap the presents and used them here to create bows. Target had these large gold letters that were great way to identify which stocking belongs to who. I embellished the stocking with a bit of greenery to coordinate with the decorated mantel.
Pink and white wreaths with the same snowed rose flowers were hung on our two floor mirrors. I cut some of the same ribbon to hide the metal finish of the wreath hanger.
This my friends, concludes our 2017 holiday home tour! I hope you enjoyed seeing how I decorated our main living spaces this year. To see how I added a touch of Christmas to our bedroom, click, here. Now that we have finished decorating, we have been soaking it all in and enjoying each day we are blessed with. We look forward to hosting gatherings, sharing good times, and creating more holiday memories.
-Decor styling by Rose Angel Lopez | Photography: Autumn Stankay, SkySight Photography
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With its cinematic palette of white and grey, the soft quite colors speaks volumes. After purchasing brushed gold hardware for my wardrobe closet, I see it looks just as good on the kitchen cabinet drawers too! By adding a faucet in a similar complimentary finish, they are the polished “jewels” of the room.
Open shelving serves as double-duty storage – perfectly curated, clutter free where everything on view has purpose.
A well-edited living space – perfect for entertaining. The color and pattern of this area rug certainly softens the space.
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