Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Perfect Finishing Touch!

Sometimes, all you need to warm up a space, are a few of the right décor items!


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Living Room Update with Big Lots!

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My Living Room Update with Big Lots!

Well, this sad story of a living room becomes reality when your three kiddos spill countless amounts of juice, milk, and popsicles all over your rug, pillows, and curtains. (insert sad face emoji here). But, never fear, #BigLots to the rescue!! I knew it was time for an update and Big Lots was exactly where I was headed first!

As a mom of three boys under 4, I have to spend wisely on home décor items, but I don't ever want to compromise quality and style for price! I am constantly challenged to find sophisticated décor that is affordable and won't break the bank if the items have to be replaced often due to my Tasmanian Devils. lol.

After one incredible bargain shopping trip to my local Big Lots, this is what my living room looks like now! #ICantEven

Have you ever shopped at Big Lots? I just love that I am always greeted when I walk in the door and every section is labeled clearly so you can easily find what you need!

Just look at the selection!

 I took this photo because I wanted to show you how well all of the new items I purchased at Big Lots go with my existing décor! Everything blends seamlessly! I absolutely love that you would never know what I spent a large dollar amount on and what I spent pennies on! This just proves that you don't have to spend a lot to get great quality décor!

*Styles and assortment vary by store.

What a difference it makes to add new curtains, a colorful pillow, and just a few end table décor items! Anyone can do this kind of update and Big Lots makes it easy and affordable to find what you need!

When decorating an end table, coffee table, or bookshelf, always try to use an odd number of items and play with height variation and scale until you like the design! I used 3 items and positioned them from tallest to shortest!

How gorgeous is this clock?? I decided to use this as end table décor, but you could hang this on the wall, or it would even make a great addition to any gallery wall! When you are shopping for home décor, don't forget to check out the seasonal aisle! This cute little acorn was found in the harvest décor area, and to my surprise, it even lights up! It is such a great way to add ambiance to your space!

This canister with chalk label has the cutest yellow lid and I created my own chalk art with my handy dandy chalk lettering technique! Canisters don't always have to be used in the kitchen or bathroom, they work great as décor in any room! Plus, I love any décor that is beautiful on the outside, yet functional on the inside! (Maybe I could hide some chocolate from the kiddos in here? lol)

I love that this pillow helps to tie in my neutral shades of grey and khaki, but it also has some subtle pops of yellow! The quality of this pillow is fantastic too!

This has to be the best curtain panel deal I have ever purchased! As a decorator, I always recommend curtains first to completely change your space! I love the casual tab top and the faux linen texture is just gorgeous!

Here is a close up so you can see the texture and color variation.

And last, but definitely not least, THIS RUG! My favorite purchase by far! It has a gorgeous pattern, the perfect blue/grey/beige color scheme, and it is so soft! Baby Tavner (my 7 month old who is just starting to crawl) has already broken it in and he, of course, loves it. I am sure if he could talk, he would say, "mom, this rug is so pretty", or maybe it would be more like, "mom, thanks for buying this ultra plush rug so I don't have to crawl around on the hard, cold wood floor anymore" lol. Either way, we all love it! Such a great value for the money and if another one is needed in the future, you'd better bet I will be headed to Big Lots!

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