October 19, 2016

Whimsy in the Great Room

Featured on Julie's Creative Lifestyle. Thank you Julie. 


Welcome to the blog today. I added a touch of whimsy to a normally sedate, dark room. I cranked up the settings on my camera to try to counteract the darkness. 


I created a fun trayscape on the wicker trunk. Using a plain rustic tray I added a couple of pumpkin filled rustic lanterns, the "nevermore" birds, and a strip of ribbon. 



I added some plastic skeletons for an additional Halloween touch.


Halloween gives us license to play a bit with our décor. When else can we add orange, black brids, and creepy plastic stuff to our lovely décors?  :-)



For a bit more seasonal color I added some velvet pumpkins. Little by little I am enlarging my collection...I pick up just one more each time I am in a store that has a matching size and close color. 






For the sofa I added a soft throw and some orange velvet pillows, that are actually darker than they look in this picture.


This is the basic Halloween vignette in the great room...which is a more serious place with historic prints, books, and dark wool rug. I have my parlor and hubby has the great room. ha!

I have had no problem decorating any other room in the house except for this one. Something about it is nagging at me. 

I have not hit on the fix just yet...but maybe in time. There are door and window openings that interfere with furniture placement...and that may be my biggest issue.  


I continue to putter about in this room tweaking accessories here and there waiting to discover the magic formula that makes me finally sit back and go..."Ahhhh. Now that's what I like." 


Three fall flowers complete the "falling" of the great room for now. :-) Can you all believe that Christmas decorations are out there all ready. 

I just cannot decorate my home for Christmas until nearer the Thanksgiving weekend. I use my kids to help lift and tug tubs of stuff up from the basement when they come home. :-) 

I will probably have crafts, decorating ideas, or holiday recipes to share with you prior to the Christmas season...but as for full out decorating...that will be some time away. I am still enjoying the fall of the year.

Wishing you a wonderful day!





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Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.

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