As previously mentioned, I am a believer that home really is where the heart lies. I am a serious homebody, so I think it is essential to my way of life to make my home comfortable and a happy place to be.
|Living Room, different angle|
Living rooms can easily become bogged down with ugly electronics and entertainment centers, so here are a few things that bring style to a space.
As if we didn't already know this, a vase of fresh flowers can add a fresh beauty to any space. In these pictures I have pink peonies, which I will miss so much with the coming of fall, but flowers of any kind really do wonders.
A good potted plant will also do. I love succulents and herbs.
|Our succulents and herbs catching some sun|
If you have hardwood floors, a rug is an opportunity to add flair and also warm up a room. In the case of my living room, we have a southwestern inspired rug, which was total steal at Cost Plus.
Another obvious but effective measure to take is adding pillows. I am not totally satisfied with our existing pillow collection, but muted colors are a good representation of what I like. I prefer soft, costal-inspired colors and fabrics. Greys, creams, and sage greens are great if you want to create a soothing pallet. If you go for pale colors, I recommend interesting textures such as faux fur or rough-woven fabrics to add dimension. And of course, pattern is always great!
|Dan is a pre-law philosophy major and music lover|
Finally, books add so much to any room. Dan is the curator of our book collection, so I credit him with the artful arrangements. Books are a great conversation topic, not to mention many of ours are just pretty! Making small stacks of them around the living room or on shelves adds a distinguished and artsy vibe.
|Hippie-inspired books supporting a photo of my mom and her siblings in 1964 or '65...must find out!|
The way to creating a space that you love is filling it with your favorite things. The main objective should be comfort, but I believe that can be easily done with style.
Til next time.