|The inspiration for our living room|
here and here> that I was going to make some changes to our living room. The pictures of the pillows above are my inspiration pieces for the room. Actually, they're pillow covers. My sister, Lauren, gave them to me as a birthday gift this year. She brought them all the way from Japan, where she and her family are currently living. Thanks, again, Lauren!
They're very unique looking, don't you think? In fact, they're so unique, one cover doesn't even look exactly like the other cover. There are some flowers and some pinkish tones in there but I'm planning on pull out the darker reds, browns, greens, and oranges to keep the living room a little more masculine for my husband.
I've been looking for other pillows and pillow covers to compliment these, but no luck so far. I may have to learn how to sew and make my own! I guess I knew how to sew at one time in my life, but it's been about 14 years since the last time I operated a machine. Oh, the adventures of this foreign domestic continue.
So you may be wondering what kind of looks I'm going for in living room. The covers are from Japan, but I'm thinking about a different kind of style for this space.
As you can see (a tiny bit) from the pictures, our couches are a neutral color so it will make decorating this space much easier. If you all didn't know this about me before, I love bright colors that pop. Maybe you remember that about me from when I painted these frames. I think bright 'poppy' colors can add life and excitement to any room.
Here are some inspiration pictures:
|Source I'm not painting any walls, but this look is so warm and inviting. It makes me feel so cozy!|
|Source. My husband loves Middle Eastern culture and I think it would be neat to integrate some of that into the room. I love the lanterns!|
|Source. I really like this one. It's not overdone. It's simple but elegant--my kind of style!|
My budget for the room is $100. My deadline is (and this is where you'll probably think I'm crazy) next Wednesday. Yes, I'm giving myself one week to complete this transformation. I want to have it complete before Thanksgiving. Besides, if I gave myself an open-ended deadline, I would go back and forth on different decisions forever--and I've already been thinking about it for 2 months! SO...you can expect to see different projects over the course of the next few days all related to this project. Stay tuned!! I'm off to do some bargain shopping and thrift store hunting!