Little by little and after some rough winter weeks dealing with medical issues, I have been slowly making some changes around our home and adding some lighter colors to welcome the warmer months.
Last Fall we purchased a new sofa set and also a rug we found at HomeGoods for our family room. My husband built a beautiful entertainment center and slowly but surely, the family room is starting to look like a brand new space.
We are still shopping for some wall art and an accent chair but, meanwhile, I have decorated the mantle for Spring using some items I already had at home and a couple of new purchases.
Back in March I came across these beautiful glass vase in willow baskets at Kirklands. Soon after they came on sale and I purchased two of them knowing they would go nicely on each side of the mantle.
You can find them here, although I think they are sold out right now.
The white flowers I bough at Walmart for $2.00 each.
I used the fabric books I covered last year to once again display the topiaries that I had up on the mantle before.
I like the way they looked paired with the new willow vases.
In the center I placed the old wooden letters that spell HOME. I gave them a mini makeover by changing the paper.
This is how they looked before.
On the hearth I placed one of the extra pillows from the new sofa set which came with eight 20" pillows, so I have a couple extra to use around the room and I added a new frame I also purchased at Kirklands.
It is from their American artist collection painted by Haley Bush. You can find it here.
I love the way it looks when the lights come on. This is my view from the sofa every evening.
Like I said, we are still working on finishing our family room but here is a little preview of what it looks like today.
I will soon share a more specific post on all the new items.