Sometimes making a few small changes can really make an impact. My way of changes come by way of decorative pillows. I can not find an easier way to really add a jolt of color than pillows (aside from paint). They are easy on the wallet and really pack a punch.
I slowly eased out of my neutral safe place, by choosing a color pallet that I love. Green, OK, that's easy for me. I use green in the kitchen and technically green is considered a neutral.
Turquoise, I have been in love with this color for years, I can always use more!
But the color that really got me out of my comfort zone was orange.
I added just a touch, but I am really, REALLY, really loving it.
I took out my earth tone area rug, while I'm on the hunt for a sea grass rug. Believe it or not, I really thought that not having an area rug would bother me, but it's actually kind of refreshing! Sea grass rug is still on the list, but for right now, I am OK with the bare floor! Also what made a real difference for me is wall color.
To a cool stone.
The pillows are a combination of old and new. Between Walmart and Target, and one from Hobby Lobby. The Orange Circle pillow was at a great price ($4.99) for the cover and I just put in one of my own pillows! Super simple!
The tray was a Walmart purchase, although it did not come this color. In the acrylic/summer/ plastic section, you'll find these round trays in wimpy fading colors. Krylon paint strikes again, this time in Pumpkin Orange. I turned a 5.oo tray into a showpiece! I can't rave about this paint enough!
Fresh lilacs from our garden, in a milk glass vase...not only are they beautiful, but smell so heavenly!
I spray painted a pair of brass lamps that I found at the Goodwill. I LOVE the shape of them and for under $9 a piece, they were mine!
To creamy dream!
Faux coral, beautiful shells and and hour glass, reminding me it's time to get back NC!!! :)
The garden sphere (Pier 1) looks terrific on the coffee table. Now, if I can only convince Logan it's not a ball!!
All of these accessories are easily changed and rotated. Which is a real sickness of mine. Change. rotate. love it. love doing it.
I hung a grouping of various artwork above the sofa, most of it inexpensive art, or my own photography. I love the framed coral fern, which is probably one of my best Goodwill finds ever!!