Last Christmas, we were in Target, and I overheard an older couple looking at some plaid Christmas sheets saying, “These would be perfect in the guest room!” I cry-laughed later to Chris telling him the story because Christmas sheets?! For the guest room!? Are we ever going to get to a point where I have nothing left to buy but Christmas sheets for the guest room!? Since moving here, we have been so focused on the big things and big purchases–floors, fence, an area rug that actually fits, lighting, baseboards (for crying out loud!!) that spending money on the little things, something as simple as a throw blanket or new candles makes me feel guilty when there are so many large purchases. Do you ever feel that way? #Firstworldproblems.
Forever and a day ago, I posted about 8 things I’d love to add to your living room. That was over two years ago! The point was, and is, that sometimes you just need some key accessories–or accessories at all–to totally change the vibe of a space. Truthfully, we need to accessorize the living room bad style. I haven’t purchased new pillows for our couches for years. Literally, years. Last night, I told Chris that our house is lacking in the comfort-factor. I think it is due to that lack of lamps and good lighting in general, but also textures. Accessories! So, I’ve compiled a few Fall MVP accessories that I’m dying to add to our living room, and maybe yours, too.
Brass Lamp / Wool Blanket (a steal!) / Camel Knitted Pillow / Gray Knitted Pillow / Rope Basket / Tissue box (be still my heart) / Brass Planter / Metal Hoop Stand / Bison Print! / Pumpkin Chai Candle
I’m making a new goal to add some little things to our home this season (don’t worry, the baseboards are coming too!) to help the home-y factor. Are accessories a priority in your spaces, or do you struggle like me?
Ps. There are 9 more Fall-ish accessories I gathered for my Houzz article this month right here. You’ll love ’em.
We designed the Charly line of sofas, chairs, and ottomans with perfect proportions for comfort — with wide arms, a loungey depth, and stylish and practical lumbar pillows. Available in 70 kid-friendly, pet-friendly fabrics, this line was created with families in mind.
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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