this year i decided to be a little aggressive about warding off the winter blues, and so i spent a little time this weekend brightening up the place. we spent about $150 total ($120 on throws/curtains/pillows/picture frames and $35 at the fabric store) and our home looks like a completely new house.
mostly, i worked with what we already have.
over the past year we’ve worked really hard to become less attached to possessions and more happy with simple, everyday pleasures. this has been somewhat easier considering there are so many DIY resources available online, and with pinterest, there’s also pages and pages of inspiration at your fingertips. bottom line: you really don’t have to spend a lot to transform a space.
i was a little overwhelmed at first, all of the stores have started to haul out their spring products and in the way of home decor, there is a lot to look at. once i found this bright coral throw (below) it set the tone for what i wanted to do with our living room. and it was buddy approved.
we already had the yellow pillows, so i picked up some fabric that would accent the new throws that we bought and i made a couple easy, no-sew pillows following these instructions.