Well hello lovely friends! It’s been ages since I’ve blogged. I’ve missed you guys. So, when the lovely and oh-so-talented Christina from the DIY Mommy decided to host another Canadian Bloggers Home Tour, Summer Edition, I was excited to share my latest summer decorating adventures with you. So do you do any summer decorating around your house? Well, at our house, summer… Read More
You might have noticed in yesterday’s post that I love playing with nautical decor in summer. Having grown up on an island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, I probably have saltwater running through my veins. Still, I think I’d be drawn to this style even if I lived in the desert. When done right, there’s a timeless appeal to this… Read More
Did you catch my last post about Wallpaper Aversion Disorder? Those of us who’ve had the pleasure of removing decades of wallpaper typically swear the stuff off. After all, what goes up must (eventually) come down. Decor trends, like everything else, are cyclical. And once you’ve stripped wallpaper, you can never go back. It’s a fool me once, kind of a deal. Well, at least that was my theory…READ MORE
A couple of posts ago (in Beauty & The Beast: Decorating with a Sectional Sofa – 5 Fab Examples) I talked about how we recently put a big sectional in our TV room, and how it’s been a bit of a challenge to decorate around.
After searching for some inspiration on how to decorate with a sectional sofa, I decided to create a gallery wall behind the sectional to help balance out it’s huge presence.
If you follow me here, you might know that I’m already a big fan of the eclectic and ‘collected’ style that a gallery wall gives a room. I’ve created small collections of wall art throughout our home, like in our foyer (yellow and gray Sunshine-Inspired gallery wall) and our basement stairway (Colorful, Alphabet-Inspired gallery wall).
The largest one I attempted was in our living room a couple of years ago, but after we re-painted the wall, I decided not to put the gallery wall back up. I’ve missed it ever since! (See: I Miss My Living Room Gallery Wall (The great debate: Simplicity vs Eclectic/Collected Decor?).
So I was excited about the idea of creating a similar wall in the TV Room. I don’t talk about this room much around here, mainly because it’s, ahem, “well-lived-in”, which essentially means it’s never fit for photographs, lol.
I can never seem to get a handle on it! It’s the magnet on our main floor for toys and crafts and craziness. The kids have a playroom / family room in the basement, but for whatever reason, this main floor room seems to be their favorite! It’s small in square footage, but has high cathedral ceilings (16ft), which helps provide the illusion of more breathing room!
Here you can see how the kids use READ MORE
Sectional sofas. It seems that in the world of decorating and design, you either love ’em or hate ’em! Perhaps that’s because decorating with a sectional can be a design dilemma. But say what you will about their aesthetic non-appeal, sectionals have their advantages.
Back in the Fall, when our 13-year old sofa set could no longer withstand the antics of our 3-year old boys, we gave in and purchased a big leather sectional for our upstairs family room. Since it has enough seating for all 5 of us, it meant we could get rid of the other seating in the room to free up more floor space for the kids to play. So, oddly, a sectional can actually free up space!
Not to mention, that chaise lounge thingy (is that what you call it?) on the corner is super comfortable! So we seem to use the room more often as as a family now too. Here’s a quick pic I took before the holidays when I was still trying to figure out that wall behind the sectional. I’m still working on getting it ‘right’! More photos soon! ===>
I have to admit, decorating with a sectional is indeed a little tricky! They’re huge and awkward. It’s like decorating around an elephant. So I went looking for some inspiration on Houzz, Pinterest and blogs.
I found that all of the rooms with sectionals that I liked the best had two things in common:
Looking for some new Christmas decorating ideas this year? Two of my favorite things in the world of home decor are pretty pillows and Christmas decorating. Put them together and what do you get? Um, pretty Christmas pillows, of course! Here are 10 pretty Christmas / holiday pillows that caught my eye in my travels so far this season…
Source: Pier One
I actually bought this one!
Source: Pottery Barn