I’ve been meaning to blog about our recent living room update. A few months ago, we bought a new couch. Because I wanted a color that wasn’t in stock, we had to special order it. We were told it would take several weeks for it to be made and shipped. So while we waited, I went ahead and painted our living room because I didn’t think the current paint color would go with the new couch. Plus, I’ve really been wanting to lighten and brighten things up around here for a while, I just needed a good excuse to do it.
The quilt laying on the back of the couch is one of our recent Tennessee trip antique finds. It’s old and worn, but I love all the colors and patterns in it. The Nester always says, “It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful.” and I have been taking that to heart lately when decorating our home. I think that’s also part of my draw to antiques. They have been used and loved and they have a story to tell. The tears in the fabric or nicks in the furniture add character and interest. They make an item unique. I like bringing in things that are a little bit funky or different, a little bit unexpected, and mixing the new with the old.
I’ve also slowly been adding in more colors around the room. I still love my bright pops of turquoise and yellow, but I am ready to branch out a little more. I think it all started with this etsy print by Katie Daisy. (I love her stuff. You should check it out!) Looking at this picture just makes me happy and I want to spread that happiness all over my home. Lately, some of my favorite new color choices have been pink and orange.
Several weeks ago, I saws this sign on Etsy. I loved the words as well as the rainbow of colors in it. I thought it would go perfect in our living room.
The only problem was that Tim didn’t want to pay the price that was being asked for it. So he convinced me that I could just make one for us. I wasn’t at all sure that it would turn out well, but I thought I could at least give it a try. I actually kind of surprised myself with this one. I love how it turned out. And it’s now hanging proudly in our living room, bringing in some more happy.
We still need to find a chair or two to go in our living room, just to have some more seating for guests. I have been having the hardest time finding what I want at a price both Tim and I want to pay. So for now, we have brought in the chair from our bedroom to use.
It’s not exactly what I have pictured in my head, but it works for now.
Some chairs that I am absolutely loving right now…
Did you notice a theme? ….white tufted chairs. I love. Yea, I know that’s not exactly feasible or wise with three young children running around the house right now. But the heart wants what the heart wants and I can dream, can’t I?
Something similar to this color might be a better option for us.
So now I just have to find it.