I find myself craving two things when decorating my home this time of year. Natural elements and the color blue. I turn to blue after all the reds and greens typically used for Christmas. The desire for natural elements comes from not being able to enjoy them outdoors in our frozen world. So it’s no surprise that winter decorating in my family includes both these things. (This post contains affiliate links.)
Normally the first thing I swap out in the family room when decorating is the pillows. Once I figure out which pillows I’m going to use, the rest of the room follows.
I had a hunch that Home Goods would have pillows on sale following the holidays. Not wanting to spend a lot of money, I limited my selection to clearance items. I found a pair of gorgeous teal pillows by Tommy Hilfiger; both were on sale but they had different prices. One was on sale for $15, the other was $8. I grabbed both and took them to the register.
To find out which price was correct, the store manager looked up the correct sale price in the system. Surprisingly, one pillow had been in stock longer than the other … thus the price difference. But to my surprise, the pillows should have been marked at $10 and $5. Score!!
A cute, plaid pillow was also on sale for $8, so I snatched that one up, too. I bought three pillows for $23. Not too shabby!
A folded birch bark vase holds airy silk flowers. I found this at Cocoon, my current favorite store.
On the end table is another basket; this one is filled with wooden spools. I have a project planned for these, so stay tuned.
My family room has a new rug, but more on that later.
What colors do you like to add to your winter decorating scheme?