I may have mentioned before that we're redecorating our family room. We bought a new white slipcovered sectional, and are rearranging things around that. It's been slow-going though. We tried to sell our old couches (only about 5 years old and in nice shape) for about 2 months on Craigslist, with no luck. So we've been walking around an extra set of couches crammed in here for that long! We finally relented and donated them, and it's been so nice to be able to begin the decorating process!
I wanted things lighter and brighter, with pretty colors as accents. As I searched around and "shopped" my house for accessories, I was mostly coming up with neutral colors. Until I went into my studio...
I've always hesitated putting most of my more "unusual" collections out in the main area of the house. Most of my guests just don't "get it" and ask why I need so many globes, etc. (you know what I'm talking about!). Plus, I know my husband would not choose to decorate with doll furniture if he had his way about things!
But these pieces were really just so perfect all together! They brought such pretty pops of color against the white couch and cream sofa table. And so far, Hubby hasn't made mention of my things slowly creeping their way into our main living area, so he either doesn't mind or has chosen to remain quiet- both which I can live with- ha ha!
This quilt I found for $3 at a thrift store! It breaks up the expanse of white on the back of the couch.
A couple more thrift store quilts in a wire basket...
Such pretty colors!
Here are some more neutral accessories on the top of the table...
A new collection of wire balls is slowly forming here...! They were all found at HomeGoods and Target.
In the background you can see a shelving unit I'm working on. I haven't rearranged the artwork on the walls yet, so some of it is a bit covered up!
The other area I've been playing with is the mantle. We're going to be doing some construction on either side of the fireplace, so I may decide I want something different in the future, but currently, I'm trying this out.
I just picked out all my prettiest, sweetest vintage children's books and lined them up!
The colors make me smile every time I look at them, and as a bonus, the kids have asked to read them more frequently as well!
What's your opinion? Does your family just grin and bear it when it comes to your decorating style? Do you bring your unusual collections out into the main areas of your house, or are they "banished" to your own section of the house? It makes me so much happier seeing these things out in the open as part of the décor!
So anyway, that's just a look at where I'm going with our family room remodel. It's still very much in the works, and I don't know when it will be done, but I'll be sure to show you here once it is!