In the meantime, I wanted to show you some new additions in the living room. While I am still loving the blue-grey colour we painted last fall...lately I have been finding the room a bit flat with all the cool colours and all the dark brown with the furniture and dark flooring. Here's a reminder of what it looked like BEFORE.
While I still LOVE the mirrors I bought on clearance at HomeSense ($15/each) I wanted to try and find something brighter, with more colour. I have been on the lookout since the end of August when my #1 daughter gave me a HomeSense gift card for my birthday. I can't tell you how hard it has been for me to find ANYTHING to buy with that card...it was so frustrating as I can ALWAYS seem to find something to buy there when I really don't have any money to spend, but that card was giving me shopping paralysis! I persevered though, popping in there at least once a week to check out the new stock in the hopes of finding something. I am sure the staff there must have grown accustomed to seeing me there.
This week, though, my perseverance paid off!
Let me introduce you to my new brighter and colourful wall art....drum roll please!!
It's a large metal plaque - all chippy and colourful - and the orange and red accents are just what I was looking for to add some more colour and brightness to the living room. Here's a closer look!
I added some orange striped pillows that I had downstairs to the couch. I am not sure if I like the stripes, but they do add some of the orange too. I will be on the lookout now for some brighter fabric that incorporates those colours, but in the meantime I am really liking this new shot of colour!
I also added some orange and red to some of the other areas in the room as well. A fall platter I found in a thrift store and some orange sticks in the urn.
I found this little owl pitcher at The Christmas Tree Shop this week while I was shopping in Michigan...I just LOVE him! (and he was a steal at just $2.99!)
Are you decorating with bright colours, like orange and red? I don't normally, but I was missing the warmth now that our fall decorations are packed away to make way for the Christmas decorations that will be added in the coming weeks. I will be shopping the house today to see what else I can add to the mix - I LOVE mixing things up...it really does make for a whole new room without spending any money!
Hope your week is going well...please leave me a comment and let me know what touches you are adding to YOUR home this week!
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