I’ve said it before, but as far as getting things done around here, there’s nothing better than a party for motivation. Projects that I can ignore for ages suddenly take center stage, and I miraculously find the time to get to them.
Of course, then there are the times that I do things like redecorate the living room when I should be making birthday cake.
I got an itch a while back to see what the blue chevron rug from our “big room” upstairs might look like in the living room.
My husband’s not the biggest fan, but I kind of like it, so it’ll probably stay…at least for a little while.
I found this fun, ribbon-striped pillow at Urban Outfitters for $10 on clearance (they might still have it in their sale section).
And this bird pillow at Marshall’s for $15 (my husband, who is completely baffled by my throw-pillow obsession, is shaking his head in disbelief at the moment).
I managed to kill my plant (a hearty ivy who tried her best but ultimately succumbed to remaining unwatered for a straight month) from my last shelf configuration, so I replaced her with a hopefully even more resilient succulent.
I ended up keeping the Marshall’s family rules, even if they aren’t the most accurate representations of our attitudes and actions
ever at all times.
I did some shelf tweaking on the other side of the room as well, adding a glitter pumpkin from Walmart as a nod to fall.
And then I set out my Goodwill Anthroesque tray as a pretty catch-all for the jewelry I have a bad habit of shedding before I ever make it upstairs to our room.
Wanna take one more gander at the changes?
(You can see the original living room reveal here).
What do you think? Should the chevron rug stay?
Any questions about sources? I’ll be glad to answer them tomorrow.