Our front room, though nice, is lacking desperately in color. Since we are building a house this summer (I know I’ve said this forever, but it looks like it is really going to happen), I don’t want to put a lot of time or money into this room. But it’s just so boring and brown!
I’ve never liked the pillows that came with the couches. The fabric has a hamburger patty pattern. Or lips. Take your pick.
Plus, they’ve frayed in such a way to resemble a cat clawing them on the edges.
We don’t have a cat.
So, I’ve started to try and bring some color into the room. And looking at these pictures, I’m not sure I love it because the fabric is cool tones, which would work with the black portion on the couches, but not so much the brown. Hmm…the dilemma of having black and brown couches.
They are great spring pillows, however. And they bring some nice, bright, happy color that is needed.
I found the green vase at the thrift store a couple years ago that I thought would help tie the pillows in more.
For the pillows, I used THIS tutorial from Sew Katie Did, putting in my first invisible zippers. One of them went great. The other three are questionable, but not very noticeable, so I guess that’s something!
I also put up a print of THIS quote. I’m thinking the lamp shades and glass on the other lamp need to be different. Any thoughts?
I’d love to have a great, colorful quilt in here as well. I am not going to paint it, though that would help brighten it up.
So, let’s hear your thoughts on livening up this room! Maybe painting the little table or doing something about the lamps?
Pillow fabric is Nicey Jane Picnic Bouquet by Heather Bailey.