Hope you have a wonderful holiday today!
In honor of this patriotic holiday, I’m sharing a little patriotic living room update. Nothing major. No money spent, but I like the way it turned out.
First, the backstory. Do you ever see a room in a magazine and think, I would love for my room to look like that? Well, that was exactly what happened when I received the most recent issue of Country Living (one of my very favorite publications). I’m a little bit country and traditional, so that cover image really stole my heart.
I like the Americana feel of this room, and that it feels so comfortable. It immediately caught my attention. Then I started breaking down the room in my mind:
– Red and white quilt over the back of the sofa
– Navy striped pillows on the ends
– American flag pillow
– Pretty quilted pillow
– Blue baby pillow in the middle
– Vintage soda crate on the coffee table
“Hmmm,” I thought to myself. I actually had these things on-hand. And I had tons of navy blue fabric and pillow forms from the nursery to make pillows, too.
Now, I don’t have a white sofa. Or all those gorgeous white shelves behind the sofa. But, I thought I could create something with a similar feel.
So, I did what any normal person does on the day before July 4, I did a little living room revamp with the cover room as the inspiration. Here’s what I came up with:
Okay, so no one will ever mistake my room for the cover image of Country Living. But, it has some similarities, no?
Like the soda crate that was in my kitchen. I think it’s pretty cute on the coffee table.
Or the pillows and the quilt. I whipped up the striped and gingham pillow covers in the matter of a few hours to fit some pillow forms I already had. They are simple envelope backs. The fabric is from IKEA- I had this leftover from nursery projects. The American flag pillow was in the basement, a years-ago hand-me-down from my mother-in-law.
I love having the quilt in the living room, too. I would have never thought to put it there, but I really like it. It was on the guest bed until it became the nursery. It’s a favorite of mine, so I’m thrilled that it’s out of the box in the basement.
I also added some new pillows to the other chairs in the room –
And that, my friends, is how a little inspiration can make me feel like I have a whole new room. Hurray!
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