Wednesday, December 4, 2013
all white theme like I did last year. But then again...I did it last year. Then I decided I really like the look of the white and red that I did in the front room and wanted to incorporate that throughout the house. Luckily I had a lot of red on hand :) So, I decorated in white and red in the living room too. And I liked it, but something was missing. Plus my mantel was completely lacking. It was white...and then I incorporated the red and it looked ridiculous.
Finally, I decided to add some burlap. I actually thought about taking out the red and just doing burlap and white but since I had all the other red decor out and just bought new pillows and yadda yadda yadda..I was kind of invested in keeping the red. So, burlap...red...and white....and brown lol. I guess the burlap is brown.
I'm really liking the burlap and white; I don't know why I didn't think of it earlier. Hopefully I'll remember how much I like it next year :) Plus, I think the hubs is really happy that I added some red. He's told me on a number of occasions how sick he is of the white. I just like bright white rooms...if I could have the sun shining in all day every day that's how it would be. Just super bright :)
The red does add some warmth though. I had to go through my hoards of covered pillows though to find these red/maroon ones.
The only thing I didn't like about moving the tree to the corner was the shadow that it cast on the bookshelves. It's driving me nuts. And since it was driving me nuts, I decided to change up the shelves to see if it would help. Here it was before:
This is the babe's first Christmas. I am so beyond excited! I know she won't have any clue about what's going on, but I'm super excited for her to rip open some presents....although I'm sure it will go more towards the chewing side :) When she gets older, this will be the view she sees when waking up Christmas morning....of course, with more presents hopefully. It gets me giddy just thinking about her waking up and peering over the banister in the wee hours of the morning to see what Santa left her :)
I really do wish that this Christmas feel lasted more than a month. If it weren't for my husband, I swear this stuff would have been up the beginning of November :)