Our living room gets lived in. Our house isn’t all that big so there aren’t a lot of options when it comes to where to hang out and do stuff. Our living room is where the tv is, where the girls spread out all their drawing stuff, where school work gets done, relaxing happens (on occasion), it’s where I blog, and the list goes on. It really is a true living room.
The past week it’s been a LOVE-ly living room – meaning it’s got a bit of Valentine’s decor blinging it out a bit. I shared my Project from the Monthly Project Challenge I’m doing this year, and how the project found its way into our living room decor.
For the beauty shots of the project I just styled the center of the shelf. Like I had done right after I put the Christmas decor away – just a simple, minimalistic, center-of-the-shelf bit of decor. But I’m not a minimalist at heart. It was time to add some decor back to fill the whole shelf.
My vintage santos reproduction needed a home so I started with her and added the frames back in that I use a lot. They work very well at pulling together the decor when filling a 12ft. shelf and making it look right. The monkey’s fist rope knots I’ve had for a few years now and I love to work them into my decor somehow. You can see the first way I ever used them here.
This little vignette makes me happy. Salt dough hearts I made last year, and the pink felt heart my youngest daughter made for me last year.
My cozy little corner. I sit here almost every morning with my coffee, Bible, iPhone, and computer. Most blog posts get written here. I hug my ‘babies’ here when they straggle their way out of bed in the mornings. I text my teenager from here to get her attention 😀
This is an angle I don’t shoot very often. We don’t use the stove anymore (it’s a corn burner and corn price went up and we put in a furnace that keeps the house much warmer) and I would like to see this piece removed so I could use the space for something else.
Heart tea bags not only make a fun toy for little girls to play tea party with, they make a great little Valentine’s Decor addition to a coffee table vignette.
I’m still loving the twinkle lights in my cupboard. My hubby has asked a couple times since Christmas if it’s time to take them down. I still say ‘NO’. When the days get longer – maybe after the time changes again – I’ll put them away till November.
And that’s my LOVE-ly living room. I cleaned it up and swept and fluffed last weekend to get all these shots. It stayed pretty much this way till Tuesday night when my girls got home from Kansas. The past couple days there have been legos and markers and colored pencils and paper and tissues and gatorade bottles adorning the coffee table, floor, and couch. My 9-year-old is on the mend, and spent most of yesterday on the couch, but sitting up playing with legos. Hopefully today the Gatorade can be off limits to the living room again. And maybe she will be well enough to do school work – and clean up a few things in the living room that is looking very much lived in!