Yes i’m about 4-5 months late to the game on this one, but hey that’s life. I love decorating for the holidays, but by the time I get through the quick Fall, to Christmas, to Winter switchovers; i’m ready for a decor cleanse.
Somewhere during February, I get sick of looking at those cute snowman with their smiling faces mocking me that it’s still colder than a witches you know what. Hoping for Spring in March, I take down the winter decor and start the cleanse. Going from what seems like decor clutter (which some might say about my holiday tradition) to a clean fresh look for Spring and Summer, is a breathe of fresh air. What I like even more than the fresh new look is the fact that Spring and Summer decor stays up from March – September. That’s the longest stretch of the year, which is nice because although I like decorating, each holiday is a lot of time and work with littles in the house.
If you recall, I’m not an Easter decorator. Mostly because it’s such a blip on the radar, i’d rather save my time and energy for spring cleaning or enjoying the nice outside weather. But this year, I did break down and put up 3 chicks. When Easter was over they came down and my Spring to Summer switchover lasted all of 2 minutes. Win! Here’s a look at this year’s decor, with yes I know some crappy photos. You know those little people don’t help with me honing my photography skills. Also take a look at some furniture shifts in preparation for a new flow and new chairs!
Now remember, this blog was supposed to be created about 4 months ago *close your eyes and imagine.* We had the below layout for Christmas so the Christmas Tree could be in the corner by the fireplace (where the blanket ladder is). I was liking the nice closed in look. Very intimate. What I wasn’t liking, our nice cozy chair & ottoman perfect to lay by the fireplace, situated across the room next to the kitchen. It was time for a change.
Living Room Layout Christmas
We did some shifting around and I loved it. The old wingback chair and bouncy seat was temporary, as we had plans to buy new chairs before Little Control Freak the 2nd’s birthday party. Where we will put our Christmas Tree this year, well we will worry about that later.
Living Room Layout New
My new favorite cozy nook.
Living Room Chair Fireplace
Another quick fix, our end tables. A hand me down from my parents, they are still in great shape after what must be 15 – 20+ years. But the drawer pulls on them are very outdated. My fix, turn the table around so you can’t see the drawer and the pulls. Might be the cheat way out, but until we are sure of what we want to do with them, this is how we do it. And lets not talk about the overspilling art desk and basket off to the left of the photo, that was a late night job for another day.
Dining Room & Foyer
With the craziness of LCF2 being on the move, Spring decor needed to be a quick fix. I had good intentions of some new creative ideas, but I’ll reserve them for 2018. Instead I added lots of faux flowers in purple and yellow, a few chicks here and there, some new hanging baskets, and faux succulents.
One of these days i’ll figure out how to get a great shot of the branch…
Mermaid and surfer for a summer look. Flowers in full bloom!
Few quick switches for summer.
Looking forward to keeping this until my favorite season – Fall, September is calling, where did the summer go?