I’ve made a few early Spring changes to our home by incorporating new colors. I needed something new to wash away the memories of Winter and the easiest way to do it is by changing the throw pillow colors.
The first color that comes to mind when I think of Spring is green, it’s fresh and new and means life. I love to see all the fresh green grass, the flowers pushing up out of the ground, and trees starting to leaf out.
I dug into my home decor stash and looked for anything green and then took the rest of my inspiration colors from the pillow cover that has green, blues, and turquoise in it. Back to the stash to dig up anything in those colors to add to the mix. Once I rounded them all up I decided I needed a color that would pop.
And no matter how many times I try and rid my place of the yellow it seems to creep back every time. So my pop color that I’m using is yellow. I’m still loving the neutral slipcover, it makes it so much easier to decorate now that I’m no longer changing them.
I actually donated them all to our local Hospice store. I decided they were taking up to much room, and I’m sticking t0 the neutral colors so it was time to let them go. I also like that it freed up a lot of room in my home decor closet.
The only thing I purchased new is the blue pillow behind the bunny pillow while my bestie and I were at IKEA. I swapped the lamps from our bedroom with the ones in the living room so now we have the blue downstairs and the white in the master.
It’s such an easy way to get a new look without spending a dime. I purchased fabric to make navy and white buffalo check curtains but I decided I still like the gray for Spring, so I may make them to use for Summer. No matter how hard I try and stay away, buffalo check always calls my name.
If you follow me on Instagram you’ve seen my new area rug. The one I was using was too small for the space and I’ve been on the hunt for a larger, neutral one but hadn’t found one in my price range until recently. It’s from the Country Living line and I feel like I hit the jackpot with it.
If you’ve ever been to a rug store they often have the large ones hanging from the ceiling or draped across large tables. Well the one I wanted was on a table and had several others stacked on top of it, so I started working my way down the pile trying to get to the one I wanted when an employee noticed what I was trying to do.
So he started helping me and finally we reached the rug and got it unearthed so I could see it entirely. I said, yep that’s the one I want so he took it to the front of the store, rolled it up, and secured it with shrink wrap for the ride home.
When I went to pay for it the price she told me was less than what the rug was marked, so I said something, and she told me because I had to help the employee get the rug out of the stack he marked it down for me because I helped.
I was so excited I paid $39 for an 8X10 area rug. Now I wish I’d have found another one that I like just to have as a back up. The good part about it is I won’t mind getting rid of it when I get tired of it since it wasn’t a large amount of money spent.
Our pooch likes sleeping on it rather than the hard wood floors. She’s getting old and that little bit of cushion is good for her old bones. Thanks for stopping by today and have a good rest of your Sunday!