It occurred to me last week (during the fleeting 2 hours that I had my house clean) that I never shared a Spring tour of any sorts on the blog. I’ve been focusing my attention on a few other rooms in our house so I didn’t make any huge changes to my decor this year. But small updates are also fun and like I said.. the house was clean. It had to be documented. ;) So here are a few pics of what my family room is looking like this Spring/Summer! When things are perfectly clean. Which is usually just on Friday mornings since Thursday is my main cleaning day. By Friday afternoon the kids are home and the weekend hits and I say good-bye to perfectly fluffed throw pillows. :)
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The new art in my family room is probably the biggest change in this space. I wanted to bring more pink and coral into the room for Summer and love this fun print! It wasn’t too expensive so perfect to play with for a season or two.
It’s a bit modern and doesn’t really go with the mirror so my fireplace mantel is still a work in progress. It’s such a hard space for me to decorate! First because it’s seriously huge. Second because it’s right next to my decorated console table so I feel like it doesn’t ever look good when I start putting too many things on it. Vases with flowers and things like that just look like too much because I already have that on my console. But even though it’s not “done” I’m really loving the pop of color the art brought into the room!
I said to Kenny “what do you think about the new art? Too modern? Doesn’t really go with the mirror right?” He answered “yeah.. maybe take it down. Whatever you want.” (He hardly even looked at the art. He clearly cares so much about our fireplace mantel decor.) Then I said half under my breath “or we could take down the mirror and do something else there..” ready to bolt out of the room at a moment’s notice because I knew he’d pay closer attention to that comment!
He answered like I thought he would.. “you’re kidding right!? Please tell me you’re kidding.”
Our mirror was such an ordeal to hang and clearly the battle wounds are still too fresh. I’m kind of wanting to switch it out but I knew he wouldn’t be too enthused about that plan. It’s ok. I’ve learned with my husband how to slowly introduce an idea I know he won’t love so that even though he doesn’t think he’s warming up to it.. he really is. I’ll just softly throw it out there a few more times and let the idea marinate a little and then wait until the right moment when he wants to do something I’m not jazzed about to offer a fair trade.
I haven’t stayed happily married for over 20 years by mistake. There is serious strategy involved. ;)
I did get a couple of new Spring pillows and I know I say this all the time, but I really do love the way simple changes like that makes my space feel brand new! Our couch has seen better days and this week I’m putting on new slip covers. YEA. The linen fabric I chose for this couch wasn’t my smartest move with kids and you can probably see in this picture how hammered it’s getting (it looks worse in person!). I was going to change the covers a couple of weeks ago but then decided to wait because my parents were coming into town and that usually means lots of take out and late night conversations on the couch. I didn’t want to feel worried about keeping new couch covers clean! Although the new fabric I chose is going to be much better for that sort of thing.
I picked up this Azalea at the grocery store right before Easter and it still looks so beautiful! I can’t believe how long I’ve kept it alive. I’m trying to take such good care of it because it’s just gorgeous. All of the various shades of pink are making me so happy in this room!
Pops of pink on the shelves to welcome Spring and Summer!
I hope you enjoyed this little non-tour Spring/Summer tour!
I know I’ll enjoy touring this space on the blog again tomorrow.
When those perfectly fluffed throw pillows are forming a tent on the floor.