I recently lightened things up for the summer. Natural fibers, light colors, and a bright rug bring in the sun.
This room is constantly changing. I've wanted new furniture for... ever. But since a room full of new furniture isn't in the budget for the next ten years, we just get creative and make it work. The first big hurdle was finding a comfortable chair. I looked high and low for two years but could not find a recliner (that doesn't look like Grandpa's recliner from the 70's) that would fit in our budget.
My mantle makeover was nearly free. The tobacco basket from my husband's grandfather's farm used to hang on our barn. The direct sun and weather were aging it too fast, so I slapped on a coat of white-wash and brought it inside. A dear friend was having a yard sale and gave me first dibs on her decor items. The iron candelabra is over 2 feet tall. I'm seriously in love. White candles from the dollar store finished the project.
This time of year I like to add in some nautical elements that whisper summer.
I love to sit on the couch and look out the windows toward our pond. It's my favorite spot in the house.
Where is your favorite place to sit?