I think before I finish up with pictures of my changeover, I have a little something to say about styling and changing your decor. Just like in fashion, they are now updating home decor at a more rapid pace. Where people used to re-decorate every 10-15 years....then every 5-7 years, it almost seems like after a couple of years a room can seem dated. In my opinion that just means it is so much more important to carefully choose your larger items like upholstery and such, making sure that they are neutral enough to withstand the trends.
In fashion the basics such as black pants and a good pair of jeans can be re-accessorized without always starting over. A new pair of boots, scarfs, jewelry and a great bag will do the same thing as taking a room, changing out pillows, and a few things to freshen it up.
I only changed out one piece of furniture, a table for 39.00. Everything else has been achieved by shopping my home, hitting some retail stores and moving things around. The good thing, is in the spring when I put the white slipcovers back on, I probably won't put all the things I removed back in the same place. So it will again look different! To me this is fun, but I have friends who take pictures of how their house looks so they can always put it back together the same way.
I say, get in there and move it around!
Ok...on to part 2 of what has been happening around here.
Here is a before shot of a corner that now looks pretty darn bland to me :)
And now after a few changes
The glass jar thing had coral in it and I just added some old books and a bundle of raffia.
Another before shot
The other side of the console.....before
What's new here....the frames [Michaels with 40% off coupon], the pictures I had purchased from Scott's a while back. I was never sure where I was going to use them but here they are! The 2 glass jars that I will put candles in are from Target.
We are almost done....Am I losing you?????
OK...stay tuned for the keeping area and the kitchen, that's how I roll.....can't stop now.