I'm kind of a boring decorator. While I do enjoy changing up accessories and rearranging furniture, once I find a look I like, I tend to stick with it for the long haul. I agonize over fabric and wall colors, trying to create the perfect room and when I finally get a space to look just right, I find myself sitting in it and staring peacefully, enjoying it like artwork, with my cup of hot water (yes, plain hot water) in hand.
My living room is one such space. The walls are a pale, buttery yellow, the couches are white and there are gorgeous red velvet pillows that I made out of Pottery Barn placemats. I love this room so much that for the last two years, be it winter, spring, summer or fall, it has looked virtually the same. I update the mantle and add seasonal décor, but other than that, I just let it be.
However last week, I entered the room with sandy feet from the beach and I started to feel a bit stifled by all the velvet and deep crimson. Every other room in the house had been spring and "summerized" and I needed to lighten up the living room~ quick! I desperately needed a speedy fix, because frankly, it's almost August and by September I just know I'm going to be craving that velvet again.
Luckily, I ran across a great pillow cover post and my problem was solved, you must check it out here. It is so easy, fast and clear, that I guarantee this will become your go-to pillow cover method. Her awesome tutorial walked me step by step through the process and, honestly, within a half an hour, my living room had a whole new look.
This room gets so much sun and from so many different angles, that it is hard to photograph at any time of day....but, while all that light may not be great for a shoot, it is amazing in real life. The room is bright, cheery, very welcoming. It is definitely worthy of a long sit and stare, only now, I'll probably swap out that hot water for an ice cold lemonade.
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