Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Moderate Home Makeover
We went to Pier One today to buy a bunch of stuff for our living room, which has been really blah ever since we moved in. We also moved the couch around, which really, really, really helped it look less like a furniture store display. I realized that I decorate like I am a SIM-- no cords showing, furniture squared off and usually around the edges of a room. This is us breaking out of our comfort zone.
This cabinet has been devoid of decoration since I knocked the cactus that used to reside there all the hell over the floor. Now it is home to a globe! And a picture frame!
When you walked in our front door, all you used to see was the back of a couch. Now you see this:
I also came to to terms with the fact that I am not likely to go buy a ton of books to fill the rest of the shelves-- seriously, I never remember to scour thrift stores or hit up used book sales at the library-- so we bought other stuff to go with the books:
And throw pillows!
Still a little empty, but think of it this way: plenty of room for Cooper when he starts to crawl.
Next up: our room, which has not a single decorative item on any surface or wall. But it does have a yet-unused pack n play filled with diapers and extra blankets, so there's that.