Last week, I shared my Thanksgiving Table (Thanksgiving is in 4 days – Ahhh!) and I also slipped a little “fall” into the rest of our home and I promised that I would share those pictures, too.
Starting with our living room, below. This is a no-one-sits-there-room and therefore the couch has managed to be this color for years. It’s not that the boys aren’t allowed to sit here, it’s just that we rarely do, because all the fun is in the family room. The only thing that I added here was the throw and the pillow, which usually resides in our master bedroom. I also changed out the greenery in the tall gold vase for some brown and orange stems. The gold vase was originally an inexpensive IKEA vase that I spray painted. Remember my post about the year that I spray painted everything, except the kids? I still love spray paint, but with a little more restraint.
This is the opposite side of the room. Only an orange lumbar pillow and a little “give thanks” pillow that I picked up last year at Target, from their dollar section. Guess what? I haven’t been to Target in months. Crazy, right?! No spray paint and no Target – who am I??
Isn’t this the sweetest little pillow? I vacuum pack all these holiday pillows and store them in the garage. The solid ones I rotate from room to room.
Here is the biggest couch in the world, our couch. We have a love-hate relationship with it. We love the size but would love for it to offer more support, hence all the pillows.
The pumpkin pillow was gifted to me and the others I already had. Remember that striped throw? I posted about it in my fall porch post, a few years ago. It’s still just as soft and vibrant.
As you can see, a little goes a long way with decorating, if you sprinkle vibrant pops of color here and there. My boys like to decorate early for Christmas (right after Thanksgiving) so I don’t like to take out too many fall decorations, that I will have to store in a few weeks. Especially with ALL the Christmas decorations that are waiting patiently in boxes in the garage. My back hurts thinking about it.
I will still try to squeeze in one more post with Thanksgiving tips. I know, I have to hurry! Either way, enjoy your Thanksgiving week! I am super grateful for all of you!
I do think your room loks beautiful and welcoming, though I find so many pillows and things on the chair and and sofas say to your guests “Don’t sit here!”. When you have guests, how do you make them feel comfortable about having to move pillows, throws and sheep skin? I’ve been in situations where there was no where to place the pillows but on the floor and that dosn’t feel right to me.
Susan, you are right and I think that I only get away with it because we rarely sit in the living room. Sometimes we do, when we have lots of guests (Christmas) or when we sit down for pictures. Otherwise, the other side of the house, where the kitchen and the family room are, is where all the visitors congregate. If I only had one sitting area, I could not pull off the sheepskin, that’s for sure.