In my attempt to downsize and weed out I also decided to consolidate my decor items and only keep what fit into a certain color palette. The colors I decided to keep are gray, tan, brown, rust, and a small amount of green and turquoise (I figured I could throw in the turquoise for spring and summer). I was
amazed ashamed at how many pillow covers I had, but I’ve now paired them down to around 40 and as the year goes by those that I don’t use will be paired down even further. The slipcovers I have are neutral, butter, rust, loden, and blue denim. I think they will all still work with the colors I’m keeping.
I painted the frame that was once turqoise to a nice earthy mushroom tone for fall and winter (BTW the wreath giveaway is still going on, click here to enter). I’ve never been a fan of our tv stand, but also can’t find one that I like so I’ve been working with it for years and this is the first time I made an attempt to style the shelves on the opposite end.
I gathered up things from around the house that had a fall feel and had the same colors I was working with. I even grabbed a birdhouse that was intended for my landscaping, but I can always move that when spring and the birds arrive. I like to pick up birdhouses on clearance at the end of the season and have them ready for the next year.
I must admit I’m no shelf styler that’s for sure, but the look is something I can live with it doesn’t look to terribly bad. It’s also nice to see different items displayed and it’s always a good time for a good dusting when I move things around. I really like the copper acorn and am on the hunt for more copper things to display.
I think for winter I will change both chairs to the natural slipcover and add a few christmas pillows but other than that I’m planning on leaving the colors as they are. It’s quite freeing to downsize and make what I have work. I’ve always felt our home looks best decorated in earthy colors, because of the logs, but for some reason I’m always trying to fight it. In my heart I’m not an earthy tone girl but I guess I’m trying to rethink it all and go with what works.
Did you notice I painted the small stand under the guitar black and swapped out my curtains to the gray and white buffalo check? For a girl who hates to paint I sure do my fair share of it. All last week I painted the exterior doors 2 sets of entry doors, and 3 sets of french doors the same earthy mushroom color of the frame. I’m getting ready for other changes that’s taking place on both porches. Boy the work never ends, does it?