A Little Something New

 I had one other new piece, from Michael’s, that I wanted to add into my Living Room.  Check out all the other new things I bought for my Entertainment Center here.

So I played around with some of the decor on my side table.  Here is what it looked like when I started.  With Spring around the corner I wanted something a little brighter on this table.  So I grabbed a few things to see what worked best on this table.  Let’s take a look.

First I changed the piece that was on the burlap storage book.

Purple bowl

New purple ceramic rose
New turquoise flower
Then I changed the storage book that was there and put each of the decorative pieces onto this white storage book instead.
White with purple bowl
White with purple ceramic rose
White with turquoise flower
And the winner is…..the burlap storage book with the turquoise ceramic flower.  I love how it’s a nice bright pop of color now and I still have the texture of the burlap storage book.  I love sitting on the couch and having this cute little happy guy next to me.  It makes me happy.  :)  The white storage box went into the Entertainment Center with the purple ceramic rose and the purple bowl too.  See I found a home for everything.
You could put a small candle in it if you want.
Have you bought anything yet that is making you happy since it’s almost Spring?  Do you like the color Turquoise?  So who else is ready for Spring to arrive?  It’s almost Day Light Savings Time.  March 11 is the date to “Spring ahead” with your clocks.  Well hear in New York, that is what we will be doing of course, not all of you.  😉

Thanks for stopping by everyone!!!  Have a great day!!!  :)

Fall Redesign – The Living Room

I love decorating for the Fall. It’s my favorite time of the year. It only took me about 30 minutes to transform from Summer decor to Fall decor…..and I didn’t spend any new money. I pretty much decorate with the same materials each year. I love Burnt Orange and Sage Green together or Burnt Orange and Light Slate Blue. I have a neutral Living Room already with light Beige on the walls, black leather couch and a pretty neutral area rug.

Before with Summer Decor
After with Fall Decor

I changed the Slate Blue curtains for Burnt Orange lined curtains first. Then I put the Slate Blue pillows away and brought out the Burnt Orange ones. (The blue pillows are actually red underneath and the blue is a pillow cover). Then I took my multi colored Slate Blue throw from our Master Bedroom and put it on the couch. I added white craft pumpkins, faux gourds and some burnt orange flowers (in place of the blue Hydrangeas that were there) and I was done with the switch from Summer to Fall.
I also bought new lamps and shades for the Living Room. The old ones were too dark for the room and didn’t give us good light (1st picture). Now these new crackled crystal bases and white drum shades give great light in the room and I love the new look to the room. (lamps and shades purchased at Target)

Money Saving Tips:
  • Great way to save money would be to buy pillow covers and just buy one set of the pillow insert. You can now have a “new” look for each season or each time you just want to refresh the room.
  • Switch pillows, decor, or throws from other rooms and get a different look in the other room.