Welcome to our home! It’s almost time to decorate for Christmas, (I’m actually starting today) but before I start pulling down all my spring decor I thought I’d give you a little tour of our home, specifically our family room. This is the room that, to me, is the most fun to decorate. There are so many spaces where I can add some fun decor.
I love using faux plants in my decor (at least I know I can’t kill them!). I think greenery adds life and softness to any space. It’s a good idea to repeat elements in your decor. I repeated my window motif by using an old window that I refurbished and the window photo frame. I also repeated the ladder motif by incorporating a vintage step ladder and a vintage blanket ladder . That cute throw on the large ladder is actually a Hearth and Hand by Magnolia beach towel!
I gave my terracotta pots a quick white wash to soften their color. The “hello” sign is from K-Mart and the lovely vintage bottles were found here on the farm by my son. The cute bunny is from Pottery Barn.
I love how the IKEA topiary looks in my dollar store pot. The cotton is from Target, believe it or not, and I found the vintage wash board while on a trip with my husband up the coast a year or so ago.
This cool, old door is from the kitchen in our shearing quarters. There are two of them and we’re planning to install them in the doorway that leads to our downstairs hallway. But that’s going to involve building a landing and closing in the existing doorway a bit. So in the meantime it’s found a new home here behind this little table. The painting was a Christmas gift from my sweet parents. Everything on the table, with the exception of the IKEA lantern, came from Mississippi on my recent trip home. Now you know why I always come home with an extra suitcase!
The mantle is decorated differently than anything I’ve done before. I usually have a painting here and build around that, but this year I wanted to deviate from my normal way of styling it. These shutters were actually one shutter. It was hanging on the house when I arrived 23 years ago. The shutters were a not so attractive shade of brown, so we took them down, but luckily saved them. My husband cut it in half, then I painted them with chalk paint, sanded them back a bit for a more distressed look, and waxed them. The tobacco basket is from Amazon Australia, the window I bought at the Vintage Market Days of Colorado Springs and the rest I’ve had for awhile.
I do hope you’ve enjoyed this little look into our family room! Next I’ll show you the kitchen and downstairs hallway. Thank you so much for coming along!