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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A Softer Look in the Sitting Room ...

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Good morning, friends!

When I last shared our sitting room, it looked like this ...


I loved the black and white curtains when I added them last Fall, but, since the warmer months are now upon us (yay!), I decided to soften the look in here just a bit by making a few changes.


The best news is that I didn't have to spend a dime!  We're all about "free decorating" around here!

First, I traded the black and white curtains for beige and white ones in the same pattern.  But, instead of having two panels like before, I decided to hang two more to add to the "softness."  I also added these pillows that were hiding in the storage room.


A faux floral bunch, lantern and orbs dress up our glass coffee table ... 



Of course, I had to add one of my favorite faux plants from IKEA ... they have the best selection that is super reasonable!



Over on our mantel, I gave our mirror a new look with a bit of leftover duck egg chalk paint.



I painted the lamp, too!  Yes, my paint brush got a little unexpected workout.


Soon, I'll give it a coastal look by bringing in more shells, birds and seagrass ...


Now, if I could just actually GO to the coast!  Time for a road trip!

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18 comments:

Kathy Moreland said...

Love the lighter look! The touches of blue make it perfect!!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Becca, it is so pretty, I love the changes. The cowhide rug is fabulous too.

My Cozy Casita said...

HI Becca, is so pritty your lighter look around your home loved!
have blessing Day
Isora
XO

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Luv the lighter and brighter look Becca. The end od the month will find me adding shells around the house as well. The touches of blue just puts it over the top!
Hugs, Gee

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

The lighter look looks fabulous. I like it both ways and of course change and a refresh is a good thing!

Kathysue said...

What a fun change, I love them both, but I have to say I am just a tiny bit partial to black and white! Great job Becca!

Merlesworld said...

A softer look and touches of blue always cool for summer.
Merle.....................

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh you did it again Becca...Beautiful!!! What a wonderful soft and cool look for the upcoming warm months...love the added panels and the added color of the soft blues....Happy to see you here today!!!

Gwen said...

Yes!! I do like the summer look. I hope you saved the dark drapes for later. I used to do that all the time. I desperately wanted an all white Christmas so I turned my wild curtain/drapes backwards and let the nicely made liners be my drapes!! The others hardly showed. I literally pinned a slipcover to a bright chair and used an antique white quilt on one small sofa. And lots of white pillows. It was a perfect solution to the I wants but we don't live close to an IKEA!!
I love all your accessories in the room. It feels like yesterday u are along the coast!!!

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

what a pretty room. please tell me that you sit in that room alot...if not, you better. It's gorgeous.

Brooke Stephens said...

The lighter look is so refreshing. I liked the other way too but it is fun to have a refresh every so often. I love it!

Marcy Rudin said...

So pretty and serene😊

Calypso In The Country said...

So soft and pretty! Love the lighter colors!
Shelley

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

It looks so pretty and fresh, perfect for Spring.

Sugary Goodness (Kim) said...

A great change for Spring. I loved it before also. Can I ask where you got the curtains?

Carol said...

Your home always looks so pretty, Becca, and this "simple" change looks perfect for Spring!

Warm hugs,
Carol

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Bob Ward said...

We bought a fixer-upper, and after putting a lot of money into the infrastructure, and we've been looking at ways to maximize our decorating budget. Switching out the curtains makes a bigger difference than I thought, and getting creative with repurposing other items around the house means you get a nice look at a low cost. Thanks for the tips!