Today I am sharing winter decorating ideas for the living room. I added pink and some beautiful florals to create a light and airy space.
One of my favorite things to do in a room is to update for each season. Winter decorating ideas are always a little tricky because compared to the Christmas holidays, everything feels a little bare. Color is the antidote! Can you guess what color I added to the living room for winter?
In the last week, I shared how I “winterized” our dining room and our kitchen, so it was time to share some winter decorating ideas in the living room.
Our living room ended up with a pink theme.
Pink is a wonderful color to work with and I am actually laughing because I already had all of this pink decor. Apparently, I had a pink thing happening in our home a few years ago. I guess it is happening again!
I have teamed up with six other bloggers and we are all sharing our winter decor ideas. Their posts are listed at the bottom of this post.
I also have yet another DIY to share, so be sure to scroll down!
I had to post this photo because I caught a glimpse of my 24/7 companion and thought you might like it. This is Sport.
Does your dog follow you around literally everywhere you go? Sport sure does!
I added some winter decor to the top of my favorite piece of furniture in our entire home. I found the cranberry oil lamp many years ago at a flea market. The tall crystal tree is from Pottery Barn.
I bought the white amaryllis many years ago at Ikea. The two jars in front are filled with scrabble tiles I found at a flea market. I love to leave messages for my family with the scrabble letters. I call it “vintage texting”.
The amazing diagonal stained glass windows are from the Long Beach flea market. I think I paid $25 for them (there are two) and they are my favorites.
The white french compote is from one of my favorite bloggers and online chops, Dreamy White Lifestyle.
The weather here is going to be crazy as today it is supposed to be 86 degrees. We do not live in Florida. We are in Southern California. That is crazy!
The flowers on the side table are so gorgeous. One of my close friends sent them. I made the apples with pink metal leaf. You can find my DIY here.
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You might remember this photo that I took of this same spot in my living room for the holidays. I was obsessed with the way the light captured the green bottles.
So I went on a massive search for cranberry or pink bottles. Sadly, no luck They were all too expensive.
So guess what I did? I made my own.
I know. You aren’t surprised. But when I can’t find what I want, at a reasonable price, then I usually try to make it.
I love these bottles. They are very easy to make. I promise.
How to Make Colored Bottles
It was important to thin the paint so that it was easy to pour into the glass bottles and swirl around. I opened the pink paint and added enough of the paint thinner (about 1/2 half of the jar) to achieve the color I wanted. My goal was a lighter pink color. If you want a darker color then use less paint thinner.
Pour the paint into the bottle.
Swirl the paint inside the bottle until everything is covered with paint. (If you need more, be sure to add more.) Flip the bottle upside down and support them upright in a container (that will collect all of the paint). Let the paint drain out of the bottle.
This is the tricky phase of the DIY. If you leave the bottles upside down for too long the paint may become too light. I kept flipping them back and forth and finally resigned to the fact they would be light.
Just make sure you end up with the bottles upside down to drain out the extra paint.
It turns out that I really do like exactly how they turned out..
Here they are. Isn’t the pink a gorgeous color?
The bottles look great in front of these pretty pink flowers.
I love how our living room turned out. I am excited that our home is all set for winter. It feels cozy, comfortable, and will likely be a bit warm for today’s 86 degree weather. Hah!
I wish we could entertain friends this season but that is likely not happening. We are just going to enjoy the winter decor in every room of our home instead.
Let’s Enjoy More Winter Decor From Some of My Favorite Blogging Friends!
DIY Giant Wooden Winter Snowflake // Tatertots & Jello
Winter Decorating Ideas in the Living Room // My 100 Year Old Home
Cozy Winter Decor My Way // Twelve On Main
Simple Ways to Add Warmth to Your Home // Lemon Grove Lane
Cozy, Scandi Inspired Faux Fur Stool Upcycle // The DIY Mommy
How I Decorate After Christmas // Modern Glam
8 Winter Decorating Ideas // Happy Happy Nester
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