Whenever I want to “refresh a room”, I don’t head out and go shopping. Instead, I always shop my home first. Today I am sharing why you need to shop your own home for decor!
I just finished restyling our living room for winter. I added ice-blue highlights in the room and you won’t believe where I found most of the items.
I found them in our home. Had you asked me if I owned any ice blue items I would have said: “absolutely not”! But I was so wrong.
I knew ice blue would look great in our living room because it already was in our painting and rug. So the first thing I did was scour our home. I opened every cupboard, every drawer, and every closet. I went up to our third floor and opened a few plastic bins looking for more things. So what did I find?
The first treasure that I found was the blue chippy wooden holder. This was outside in our outdoor kitchen. I had used it to hold seasonings for our bbq. I honestly had barely noticed it was blue.
Then I found the blue vintage medicine bottles which were in a box in my art studio. (Don’t ask what they were doing in there.) I found the pillow with the nest of blue eggs in the closet where I keep my extra pillow covers. Then I found a few blue books scattered on various shelves in our living and family rooms.
I found the off white and light blue throw in our linen closet. I honestly had forgotten that I bought it a few years earlier.
I also found quite a few galvanized pieces. I added these to the room because they work so well with the light iced blue.
The new simplicity and comfort of this room just makes me smile. The seating is comfortable and it’s a great room for sitting by the fire and reading or just having a conversation. For practical reasons, I moved the lamps closer to the couch to help with reading.
I promise to share more parts of this room on my next blog post. I just might even confess that I purchased a few vintage items and flea market finds that really put the finishing touches on this room.
So what do you think? Isn’t it fun to shop in your own home? It certainly is a lot less expensive.