Friday, April 20, 2012

Cheering Up a Dreary Room

It has been a while since I've written any decor-type of posts so today I thought I'd share how I changed up the living room for spring. 

Due to the light walls and furniture, this room can easily look a little drab and washed out. Accessories not only bring in pops of color, but they can also transform the look and feel of a room.

By adding bright pillows and a tangerine lamp shade, this room feels cheery and fun. To give it some visual interest, I mixed different textures on the pillows and throw. 

The living room gets used a lot so it's also got to be comfortable. Putting a pretty throw on the couch makes it cozier and inviting.

When decorating, I recommend taking pictures of the room. The camera gives it a set of "fresh eyes" allowing you to see it in a different perspective. I didn't notice how bare the walls looked until I saw the photographs. I am still working in this corner but I hung up the picture frame there for the moment. Re-positioning accessories is another way to change up a room.

I am a horrible gardener. My "flowers" are right here on this sofa. A combination of them and the afternoon sun beaming through the windows, make me happy.

Have a happy weekend, everybody!!

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D said...

Hi Janet, I love the bright colors that you chose, it gives it a pop of freshness. I think those chairs by the coffee table are awesome, great for the kiddos. My son is always doing his work there, even though he does have his own playroom. Thank you for sharing your decor today, love it. I do agree about taking photos, it helps a lot in the decor process. Enjoy your weekend.

Cassie Bustamante said...

yanet, i LOVE this room! i love the fun pops of color! i have been adding coral/red to my home and loving it! who knew? i am pinning this!

Katie Olthoff said...

I saw this after Cassie pinned it, and I pinned it, too! I've been "collecting" colorful living room pictures and I love yours!

Kelli W said...

Your room is so colorful and fun even with white walls and furniture! I love all the pops of color. I think my favorite things in your room are the kid sized chairs around your coffee table!

Renee said...

Yanet!! Love, love, love your room! So pretty and cheerful! I like that big S on the mantle, too! Way cool.

Lauren @ mercy(INK) said...

Loving your cheery decor!!! I just posted about those couches on my blog and I think our wall color is almost identical, too! So fun & sweet :) visiting from SNS!

blessings to you,

Cocaine Princess said...

I love your creativity!!

Classy Clutter said...

WOW!! Gorgeous! Found you at UTTAD! I'd love if you linked this up to my party going on now! I'm your newest follower! Follow back if you'd like! ;) We love new bloggy friends!

Hugs - Mallory & Savannah @ Classy Clutter

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I love the pops of orange! That giant S is fantastic. Where did you find it? I also am in search of a new chair. I am thinking about a striped one. Is that one of your CL finds? It's a great size.

Mad in Crafts said...

It all looks so cozy!

- Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl said...

Yanet, wow, I love this room! And the colors are sooo fun. Thanks so much for joining the DIY Talent parade!