I'll be the first to admit that as far as "decorating" a room I am not the best in that department. We've been in our home going on two years now and we have not added a single piece of "decor" to the entry way or living room. We've painted, laid our new dark hard woods, and bought new furniture, but I have yet to add the decor to make it all come together. And when I say I haven't added a "single piece of decor" I mean I haven't added ANYTHING! Not a picture, vase, knick-knack. Nada-Zip-Zilch. It's a damn shame, really. We have a very art decor shape to our living area and entry. It's an older home with a two story fire place, open ceiling that looks up onto the second floor, columns, two story windows, and the shape of the main area of the house is amazing. Why I haven't decorated simply boils down to... I don't know how. Or what to add. Or where to add it. Or what colors I want to bring in. I need some Pinterest help.
You see, I love gray. Hence the gray and white walls and slate gray furniture. Not only do I love the color but it was an easy choice to accent. Anything goes with gray, leaving me the option to bring in any color my little heart desired. The problem is... I don't know what to bring in. I need help! I need to start the process of pulling the main living area together, adding some flare, creating a beautiful space with pops of color among the dark, bold walls and deep espresso floors.
So that's my goal for the next month or so. Finding pieces that will bring the room together and create the room I see in my mind but haven't figured out how to accomplish it. I mean really, y'all. My mantel is bare. How sad is that? Not a single thing sits upon it leaving the house looking cold and empty. I suppose that it's time to really sit down and have a serious date with Pinterest, look for ideas and inspiration to bring my living space together.
Please tell me I am not the only one that has a problem adding "decor". I hate sitting here and looking at all the other Mom's "Home Tours" only to see that each of them has this annoying gift to decorate perfectly and precisely. Not only does it make me feel inferior, but it makes me feel like I don't have the ability to create a pretty room. Why must I be the ONLY Mommy blogger that doesn't have a perfectly decorated/designed living area? I mean really. It's very frustrating!
Here's the Room Now.... And I am planning on having a totally decorated living space to show you soon! Wish me luck!