We’ve finally got our home (mostly) decorated. I’ve still got a pile of clothes in my room that doesn’t have a home yet, and I haven’t found a place for all of our artwork (and we need A LOT more), but we’re basically settled.
Wanna see it?
Here is a picture of our living room, facing toward our window and “breakfast nook.” Excuse the iPhone pictures while my camera is out of service. I loved that window so much and have always wanted a little area where two people can sit comfortably and read and drink coffee together. So we did some maneuvering to make it work. I’m quite pleased.
Another angle of the living room for your viewing pleasure.
We didn’t have anything big to go over the couch, so for now I’ve hung a couple of my mom’s paintings. It’s a bit bare, but it’s better than completely bare, am I right? Maybe this post will convince her to bring up a big painting.
As I mentioned earlier, we don’t have much art. So instead of trying to make three small pictures span the entire wall over the television, I made them part of this cart set-up. So far they are the only artwork on this wall. Marshall thought I was crazy when I told him my idea, but I really like it.
On a side note, while I’m on the subject…I don’t know much about hanging art. I read design blogs, and I have read a lot about gallery walls. I thought about adding a couple more pieces to start a gallery wall, but I didn’t have enough, so I stuck with the trio of photos. I had no idea what it would look like when I put them up, but the idea came into my head, I liked it, so I did it.
I think it’s helpful when decorating your home to read up on design, see what other people are doing, what works and what doesn’t. But if you find something you like, or if you want to experiment with something, just do it. You’ll be a lot happier in the end, even if no one else understands.
Like right here, I’m breaking the rule of three. But you know what, I had two of these paintings, and I wanted to put them in our entryway, so I did it. I can always change it later if Martha Stewart comes over and complains.
This right here, my friends, is one of my favorite wedding presents. My French guinea. Isn’t he wonderful? He pecks at my books but aside from that he’s the perfect coffee table accessory.
And lest you think I’m too fancy, the other half of my coffee table sports a bunch of old records, some flea market irons, and a ceramic whiskey bottle my mom found in my grandparents’ attic. Or basement. Or it could have been anywhere, honestly. That place was a veritable goldmine.
And last but not least, the bedroom. Well, that’s not the whole place, but it’s about all there is worth showing. I’m pretty pleased with it! I just can’t wait to snuggle up in here when the snow starts falling. I know, I’m obsessed.
Happy Labor Day! Every day is Labor Day for me these days.