Archives for February 2009

5 Lovely Ideas for Adding Ambience
& Cheer to Your Life

5 Lovely Ideas for Adding Ambience <br>& Cheer to Your Life

1. Give yourself a bouquet.

It is cheaper than therapy (and definitely less than a new sofa).

5 Lovely Ideas for Adding Ambience <br>& Cheer to Your Life

 

2. Paint the back of a shelf a cheery new color!

You’ll be happy every time you see it!

5 Lovely Ideas for Adding Ambience <br>& Cheer to Your Life

3. Add some lively fabric or wallpaper to a cabinet!

Create a one of a kind piece, just because life is too short to be predictable!5 Lovely Ideas for Adding Ambience <br>& Cheer to Your Life

4. Display something unique on the wall, instead of hiding it in a drawer!

Who says you have to put a boring old print on every wall?

 

5 Lovely Ideas for Adding Ambience <br>& Cheer to Your Life

5. Cover some pillows in fun springy new fabric!

Just stitch it right over the top of an old pillow, I won’t tell anyone!

There you go, there are my ideas this week for adding ambience and cheer to your life! I found some ideas online and I put them up on my tumblr account if you want more inspiration!

How about you, what did YOU do this week?

Top three images: Better Homes & Gardens
Pine Cone Hill
House Beautiful

Decorating with Yellow
& Recovering from Magazine Cover-itis

Decorating with Yellow <br>& Recovering from Magazine Cover-itis

HGTV

Decorating with Yellow <br>& Recovering from Magazine Cover-itis

Country Living

Decorating with Yellow <br>& Recovering from Magazine Cover-itis

House Beautiful

Decorating with Yellow <br>& Recovering from Magazine Cover-itis

House Beautiful

Decorating with Yellow <br>& Recovering from Magazine Cover-itis

Southern Living

Decorating with Yellow <br>& Recovering from Magazine Cover-itis

Martha Stewart

Decorating with Yellow <br>& Recovering from Magazine Cover-itis

Martha Stewart

I’ve been in my new house now about six weeks. And I’ll admit, I’m already getting a wee bit tired of the ol’ builder’s beige walls. They are kind of pink, in some light. Not my favorite. Don’t get me wrong! I’m CONTENT! I’m not doing any painting in the near future.

But I would love a little warmer, more homey feel. This might call for a little creative fabric and fool the eye tricks to warm it all up. That I will do, I need to make it feel like ME. I just don’t want to get on scaffolding to paint our walls and ceilings.

Here is one corner of our living room (before we moved in, we don’t even have all of our furniture here yet from our old house so no use taking any “after” pictures).

Decorating with Yellow <br>& Recovering from Magazine Cover-itis

I do love all the windows, but I am still thinking about what kind of window treatments I could do! Tricky, non? I love a good challenge. And I think I just might have a solution I can live with. We’ll see!

I really like rooms that are more creamy yellowy, but now I have brownie-pink. And, you know, I am going to embrace it.  Right now I am spending my time getting to know the new people we are meeting up here in our new city (instead of being too busy trying to get all fancy with my repainting just yet).

I’ve shown you the room below before, I love how creamy and pretty it looks.

Decorating with Yellow <br>& Recovering from Magazine Cover-itis

House Beautiful

As I mentioned awhile back, we chose a new house this time so we didn’t have to fix up our house right away. So even though I seem to be a master of finding reasons to have to make some changes (it is just how I am, I can’t help it!), I really am trying to focus more on getting to know our community and helping the new church to get off the ground.

We’ve had several people over for dinner already, hosted a dessert and plan to have people over more often and worry about big projects “someday.” I’m enjoying my life here, in spite of my builder beige walls. Who knew? I might go crazy one of these days though and re-do a whole room in a day.

For any one who has been at The Inspired Room for awhile (anyone?), like for a year, do you remember magazine cover-itis? It was one of my very first blog posts where I revealed I am a recovering addict. I still suffer from it sometimes (ha, clearly) but I think I am SO MUCH better than I ever was before!

Oh, just one last thing. Want to know a pretty yellow paint color? Restrained Gold by Sherwin Williams. It is a pretty yellow, but not overwhelming. In case you are painting something. I’m not, of course.

I must be getting spring fever. Are you all ready for some Spring Fluffing? I am. Let’s do our Spring Nesting party a little early this year, shall we? When shall we celebrate spring? As much as I was looking forward to our Fall Nesting party last fall (oh how I looked forward to being all cozy!!), I’m now ready for some SUNSHINE. Are you?

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