Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Spring Update





(Before ~ Winter)  The color scheme was centered around the rug which was moved to the master bedroom
 



 Spring decorating ideas for the living room
(After ~ Spring) Pillows changed out and some Spring accents added.
 


While Spring cleaning the other day one thing lead to another, as it usually does, and I started moving a few things around. I wanted to do more of a Spring look in my living room and it occurred to me that I should switch the colors from my bedroom to my living room to achieve this. Well, if you've ever done this before, you know that it's like opening up a can of worms and before I knew it other rooms were getting involved. I needed this picture from that room and that accessory needs to go in here and then be replace with something else and so on until before I knew it  the entire first floor was being rearranged.


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The main changes in the room included switching out the pillows, removing the rug and bringing in some Spring accents on the tables.I'm not sure if I will add a rug back in or not. I actually like the idea of cool floors in the summer especially here in south central Texas! It's definitely easier with the dogs too. I can just use the swiffer and not have to pull out the vacuum cleaner constantly. What do you think? Rug or no rug?


before ~ leather chair and upholstered ottoman
 
after ~ upholstered chair with wicker ottoman
 One other big change was that I switched out the leather chair for this striped upholstered chair from the bedroom. I never liked the leather chair next to the leather sofa anyway so it all worked out. The wicker ottoman brings in that outdoor feel I was going for too. Important note: if you keep your main furniture pieces neutral, you can completely switch out your look with a few inexpensive things like colorful pillows and you can also move your furniture from room to room as needed.

The pillows are a combination of outdoor Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn and one is an old Indian blanket that I made into a pillow. The combination of blue and yellow is much more Springy to me.
A few touches of Spring were added to the coffee table. The basket was a find at Hobby Lobby ~ 1/2 off clearance this week. I brought some of the outdoors in with the pottery and birds and a touch of blue was added with the candle from Anthropologie (which smells just like Hawaiian punch by the way) and  some books on decorating (of course).

Some fresh flowers REALLY bring the outside in

Now off to the bedroom to hang drapes and pictures and hopefully not to decide that everything needs to go back to the way it was....UGH!





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17 comments:

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE it Alyssa..."No rug" is my input. I love the tile floors and with the pillows you got enough color going on. I love your Style!!! Can I recommend one thing about your blog? When you place pictures in Blogger choose the x-large size.I think it makes a big difference. The bigger the pictures the better....

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  2. You're right about the pics. I've tried that but when I do it the pics overlap with the words in my sidebar. I need to figure that out. Any ideas... Maybe I can shift my post area over??? Thanks so much for the suggestions!

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    1. looks sooo much better. The pictures really speak a thousand words now....Sooo I think what you need to to is make the left sidebar smaller, so that you have more room on the right sidebar. Remember I am also new at this but here is what I THINK you need to do..log in blogger. go to TEMPLATE then choose customize and then go to adjust width and play around with it....give it a try

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    2. Thank you soooo much. That did work and it does look better! You're the best!!!

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    3. glad I was good for something today..hehe....looking forward to more of your posts. Your home is great, such a variety of styles!

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  3. LOVE how you've lightened up for spring!

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  4. very nice changes. the pillows are so big and comfy. Love the bright blue hues in the room.

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  5. The new Spring look is looking GOOD!!! I say no rug for the warmer months.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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    1. Hi Linda! I'm such a big fan of your blog. I'm so glad you "stopped by" and thanks for the comment!

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  6. Love your hits of blue! You know, if you did want a rug, this room would look great in the warmer months with a large cotton blue and creamy white striped rug, even two smaller side by side to look like a larger rug.

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    1. You read my mind. :) I was thinking a blue and white stripe too for Winter.

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  7. Great blog. So happy to have discovered it! You have a lovely home.
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  8. Hi Alyssa, I nominated you for the Liebster Award. Click on my link to get the details:
    http://littlebrags.blogspot.com/2013/03/nominated-for-liebster-award.html
    Greetings Christine

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  9. Wow, I think your room looks great! I have never seen anyone pull off a "good" look with two different couches before but you have managed! Personally I would like a rug, I think they help tie things together but I certainly know what you mean about it being easier without one when you have dogs. I have two myself!

    Tania

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    1. Thanks Tania. It's funny that you mentioned the two sofas because that has always been a concern of mine. A sofa with two chairs or a loveseat, YES, but only two sofas if they're across from each other. I broke the rule for sure,but with a husband that's 6'3" and two growing boys, I went with function over style. I also lost the battle of the big TV which is on the side of the room you don't see. :)... Still thinking about the rug. It does feel like something's missing now. Thanks again for the input!

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