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Once the time came to put away all of the winter and holiday decor, I felt like the house was so bare. I know it happens every year after the first of the year, but this year it was really bothering me. Since we have a log home, I often feel like it’s so dark and “warm” inside. That’s not always a bad thing, but little by little I’ve been trying to lighten things up. I don’t think I could ever change my log walls, but doing a little living room home decor refresh is a good place to start.
When we decided to build our home (almost 17 years ago) we knew we wanted wide open spaces. We love having a large spread out living room and this sectional sofa gives us plenty of seats. Trust me, I was scared of the color also, but it cleans muddy paw prints off very easily! With the new sofa, we needed a new ottoman. Love how this one turned out. I was worried drinks wouldn’t sit well on it, but so far no spills!
Little touches I added for the perfect living room home decor spring refresh-
Yes, yes, I know… I should’ve swept out the rest of our firewood chips before taking the picture. But it was truly up in the air if we’d need to burn the fireplace again.
So, the purpose of the knot was actually to cover our receptacle outlet that is on the fireplace. For the most part I think it does its job, but I still feel like the mantle needs more.
By the time the snow is gone, I’m ready for flowers. This bouquet had tons of views and was truly pretty. I added in the eucalyptus for a little more dimension.
After about April, I’m over the flowers and just want a neutral filler. These olive branches did not disappoint and fit perfectly in the vase.
Extra little details around the house for a spring living room home decor refresh.
On each side of my front door we have these corners and I always felt like they needed something. These arch mirrors fit perfectly and believe it or not they clean easily too. I can’t remember off hand how many corners our house had when we were laying out the foundation, but I remember it was a pain making sure the front was all square.
When I rearranged the furniture and moved our recliner/rocker in the corner I created a little reading nook. This inexpensive end table fit perfectly and was so easy to put together.
Never would I have imagined I’d be able to keep a plant alive in the house, but three months in and I’m still good. I think the benefit to a snake plant is that they need little water. I’ve found that adding more greens with all the wood in the house has brightened things up just as I needed.
This snake plant arrived in 20 degree weather and was left outside in an Amazon box. Guess what? She’s still thriving!
We have this large wall going up the stairs and it just needed something to break it all up. I grabbed these frames and decided to do lifestyle images of the kids in black and white photographs I printed from Mpix. You’ll see anything from puppy snuggles to sports and beach pictures. Those are some of our happiest moments for sure!
This little corner by the stairs has turned into my tree corner. First I had a faux fiddle leaf tree there that I ended up moving to our downstairs bathroom and replaced it with this olive tree. It required very minimal fluffing and has such a realistic look!
I’m debating about changing out our railing for black horizontal railing. We have a few spots that need repaired, so you’ll have to let me know yay or nay in the comments!
I hope this little living room home decor refresh gave you some inspiration for sprucing up your living room on a budget. I have an Amazon Live coming up that I’ll also be talking about everything and going into more detail on how and why I used it.