As promised, I’m back to show you the rest of the house. You saw some of the living room but I thought I’d show a bit more.
This room actually is the hardest room for me since there is so much brown. If it were up to me I probably would have done the whole house with wood floors with some nice big area rugs, but the hubs insists on carpet in the living room and bedrooms. I get it, it’s comfy and makes complete sense, and I do like it too, it just doesn’t always give the best look. Add on top of that a huge brown couch and you have a lot of brown going on.
Ideally I’d love to someday swap that couch out for the ikea white slipcovered Ektorp so that I could add some end table and brighten it up, but right now that’s not practical either. We scored this Pottery Barn couch on Craigslist for $350, which was a steal since it’s the everyday suede, and huge! It seats our whole family, which is so nice. So even though it’s too big for the space, it’s practical. And sometimes :) practical wins.
That’s the Target Joy that’s been floating around Blogland like crazy. I got it last year and had it on my chalk wall. This year I couldn’t find a great spot for it. I painted it red and tried it in numerous spots. It ended up here only cause I like a little extra twinkle lights at night. I am well aware that the cords stick out and it kind of drives me nuts, but it’s up, and I”m not taking it down now. Pretty sure it won’t end up here next year though;)
Amazingly, all the pillows on here are from Ikea, a first for me.
As is this big lantern. It used to be galvanized until it met Mr. spray can.
These windows are so huge it’s nice to break them up a bit with a wreath. This was a Home Goods find.
I did buy one non-ikea pillow. It’s from H&M home line (which is amazing by the way!) and I love how it mixed the linen with the red.
I didn’t change up this area too much. I added the bunting and magnolia garland, and of course had to add the lights. I love christmas lights!!:)
I also sprayed this little old drawer red.
and now it’s a home for the remotes:)
and lastly, the tree….which I have YET to find out the type!
The kids and I actually went out and cut it down ourselves. Ry was working and the weather was too nice to pass up. I think we did quite well:)
I found the cutest white pom pom garland at Menards on clearance out, and then I bought some beads from Walmart to string in as well. I made the merry and bright bunting and added in lots of ornaments and some mini chalkboards. I always have a hard time getting good photos of a tree….but we love her none the less:)
My mom made us the tree skirt, she’s the best, and all the paper this year came from Target.
You can see we are quite cozy in our little house, but we love it!
and here’s the little back corner…
That cabinet houses all of our homeschool “stuff” so it doesn’t look too pretty but is quite functional:) and I’ve had a couple of people ask what’s behind the little door? It’s actually our speaker system. We have speakers wired throughout the house and this hides all of the equipment:)
and here’s the full shot from standing in the dining room…
I just focused on adding a few pops of red in here as well…
Surprise! another tree:) Hi, my name is allie and I’m addicted to trees:)
I had fun filling my baskets..
and adding some pops of red to the open shelves
and I bought 79 cent tea towels at Ikea for some seasonal curtains!
and there you have it!