It all started innocently enough, with a desire to change my living room curtains. I have had my other curtains up for several years. They are deep red and I love the warmth they add to the room! But I wanted a change for summer. I have always loved the way blue and white looks together and when I decided to go with white curtains, I knew I would move the red accents out for the season and bring in a bit of blue.
The white curtains were a big risk because we have black lab mix dogs and tons of black dog hair every where. This was why I decided to go with the shorter curtains. Just hanging these in place of the red long curtains made such huge difference in the feel of the room. It feels more spacious now.
Of course removing the red accents for now has lead to some items to be a bit naked! This light fixture usually has red lamp shades on it. Removing them lead me to have a clean sparse look.
I covered a red pillow with some blue fabric that I had in my stash. I am working on some yellow ones also.
Of course the red lampshades got moved to storage and I tried 3 different kinds of lampshades before I settled on these. I really love them, and they are lovely lit up at night.
This is a faux leather shade - it glows at night too.
I bought one blue accent plate for my shelf. It is from Target and cost me $2.49. It's plastic. Gotta love it!
Isn't it pretty?
I don't want to spend a lot of money on redecorating, so I am just adding a bit of blue here and there.
This is a lovely Johnson Brothers plate I already had. It adds a nice blue touch over my kitchen counters.
If you want to see the way the living room looked before with all the red accents go here. Of course, all the lovely red will come back out in the fall. I love my red, it brings warmth and coziness that I adore in the fall and winter. This is just a bit of crazy fun for Spring and Summer.
Joining Smiling Sally's Blue Monday meme.