Now You See It, Now You Don’t

OK, I have lived with these speakers on top of the entertainment center for 4 years now.  Yes they are hooked up to the stereo, which is beneath the TV hidden, so we could use them, BUT we really don’t use them all that much really.  So I had to figure something out, besides just pulling them down.  Then I walked into IKEA!!!  The angels sang to me.  The answer was right in front of my face, when I first walked into the IKEA a couple of months ago.  They had an entertainment center set up right when you walk in and there were three baskets on top of the center.  Duh!!!  Why didn’t I think of baskets?  Well for the last couple of months I have been on the look out for just the right baskets {size & color}.  I finally found them at HomeGoods.  Oh HomeGoods how I love thee.  For only $12.99 each, I was able to make a bad look into a pleasing look for just under $40.

{Sorry this picture is from the Fall. I forgot to take a picture before I put the speakers in the baskets}

Oh so much better!!!  I love how these baskets are lighter then the wood of the entertainment center.  It pulls your eye up higher in a good way now.  We want to do crown moulding in the whole house, but haven’t quite gotten there yet.  As you can see I have changed or added a lot of different things since the picture from the Fall.  More on that in a minute.

You can see more of the details in the room in this picture.

I really love the color of these baskets.  Adds nice texture to the room as well.

Now let’s see all the changes or additions I have made to the room.  I think this picture was probably from the Spring of last year.  We now have new lamps and shades, a new rug, and some new decor.

Here is our new rug from Lowe’s. Under $200 for a 8×10 area rug.  That is my kind of rug.  I love the colors in this rug and it’s nice and soft.  The background color is a chocolate/gray kind of color, with a little bit of white, some beige and a little bit of a blue/gray color.  When we get rid of the couch we have I was hoping for a medium color gray couch instead, so this rug will really go well with it.  If you remember I had already bought the runner for the hallway in this post.  Plus you can see the details on some of the pillows & the lanterns in that post.


Here are the new lamps & shades.  You can check out this post for all the details.

Well that is it for now on the updates to our Living Room.

Has anyone made any changes to their Living Room?  Buy any new rugs recently?  Buy any new baskets to hide something?  Have you shopped at HomeGoods recently?  I would love to hear all about it.

Thanks for stopping by everyone! Have a great day! I would love to hear your comments, so please leave one if you want. I love sharing and inspiring others, but I also love feed back and sharing of others ideas and thoughts. :)

Weekend Bloggy Reading


  1. says

    What a great idea! Is the sound quality diminished at all? That would be a concern for my hubby – he likes his sound just so! And I like all the updates you've done to the room! Just goes to show that one small change at a time add up! : )

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  2. says

    @ Carolina, I don't think the sound quality is diminished. It's wicker with no material lining, so I think it sounds pretty good. And thank you, it is great how small changes at up over time. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will stop by again. :)

  3. says

    LOVE your rug! I may just have to replace the current Lowes rug I have for that one. I also have that little floral pillow in my living room, too. :)

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