We are now over a month in, and it’s amazing. No stains. If anything does spill, I clean it up with a little soap and water and we’re good to go.
When we moved in, vertical blinds hung in the living room (and kitchen). To get rid of those as fast as possible, we quickly hung some navy curtains purchased at Target (no longer available). While I love the pattern, I really wanted to raise the curtain rod and these weren’t long enough to do so. The general rule for curtains is high and wide. Well, I couldn’t go too wide, due to the fireplace and walls, but I could go tall. Random tangent: if the rule for curtains is high and wide, the WHY do retailers only sell 84 inch curtains, when most people would need 90-96 inch if you have standard 8 ft ceilings?? Custom drapery isn’t exactly cheap.
My solution was to head to Ikea for curtains. The panels are 100 percent cotton, and while they don’t have blackout lining, they are opaque. Under the navy curtains, I added these curtains from Wayfair. They are sheer-ish, and allow natural light to come in during the day. We close the navy drapes at night for privacy. The stripe is really subtle, and while these aren’t linen, they have really good faux linen look. I also really like the black hardware as it picks up on the black fireplace accents, and our spiral staircase.
Yea for new paint! After painting the hallway and laundry room this past fall, the living room and dining room got a new coat of paint as well. This is what the room should’ve been all along! It brightens up the space so much. The color is Anew Gray by Sherwin Williams. (PS – I did not move all the dog toys – or dogs – for this shoot. Just keepin’ it real. Kind of – there are usually way more toys than this in view 😉
I didn’t switch too much around for spring, but did add some seasonal touches. I found a navy shade at the Ballard outlet a few months ago, and added that to the mercury glass lamp on the sofa table. Some faux forsythia branches and lemons add a fun pop of yellow.
On the coffee table, I added a few Easter eggs with the ginger jar and candle sticks.
A few blue and white pieces found a new home on the mantle, along with a faux Boxwood wreath from Target.
Do you give any rooms a spring refresh? Do you go all out or just add a few touches here and there?
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