I love moving things around in my home, I believe this helps keeps the energy flowing. And now that a 2015 is about to begin, a new look and new energies are more than welcome. So after having Christmas decor for more than 2 months, it was time to stir things in my house.
For me taking the tree and all the decorations down before January was a big "no-no". But after what seems to be a loooong period of time in my head, I was ready for a new start. Having most of my old accessories out and a good mood helped me with the transformation.
Needless to say the furniture was the fist thing I had to move a re-accommodate. After that, it was all a matter of styling and adding new items to this living room. To try something different, I placed my tow accent chairs (from Home Decorators Collection) in a corner to make of them a chatting spot. The fresh sunlight that comes in the morning is perfect for this area. Between them I placed my small side table from Target to served as base for the bronze table lamp (from HomeGoods) you might remember from this post.
Eventually I'm planning to do some sort of magic trick in the wall behind those chairs since it is the only spot that looks and feels empty (thank you to all the lovely followers from my Instagram account for all you ingenious ideas).
Having this corner "almost" ready, I moved my sofa to the other side of the fireplace framing this area. In the center, the coffee table (that never existed) have been replaced by a big rattan chest from Ikea which is perfect to hide my kids' toys. Don't let them know this but I intentionally placed a glass bottle over this basket so they don't open it (they know it will break!!!).
Over my mantel I like to keep thing simple, so a couple of rustic accessories were enough. I bought two Moroccan lanterns at World Market and a glass and bronze star that match perfectly my style.
Over at the sideboard table I placed my lovely wood letters from HomeGoods and the industrial style lamp (also from HomeGoods). The test tubes were a great find from Anthropologie from a couple of years ago.
I love the look this area is taking. I know some other details are needed, but I'm getting there. What are your decor ideas for this new year? Share with me some of your resolutions.