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We are a beige family.
I recently had the chance to choose some items to bring a “pop of color” to our home from Wayfair.com and when I looked around I realized that the only room in the house with color in it is the office/playroom. Absolutely every other room from porch to living room to bathroom is either white or beige. We are color deficient.
I think in my decorating scheme, I was thinking that it made sense to stick with neutrals so I could change the accents and shift the look of the room occasionally. The only problem is that I never did add the accents. (Unless you count a multitude of kid toys as accents, in which case we’re featuring a heavy dose of Doc McStuffins purple around here.)
After browsing Wayfair and realizing that I was really going to have to narrow it down to an area, I decided to redo our porch. I sort of missed last summer being stuck indoors on pregnancy bedrest, so I am beside myself at the prospect of spending lots of time outside this season. Right now, we have some dark brown furniture with beige cushions sitting on a tan rug. (See what I’m saying with the neutrals? It’s no wonder that most of my closet is brown.)
Here’s what I decided on while I was shopping:
Sunrise Flourish Lantern // Zuri Doormat // Indoor/Outdoor Diamond Canary/White Rug // Circle Lattice Garden Stool // Outdoor Living Pillow in Tangerine // Monti Outdoor Pillow in Leaf // Citronella Yellow Tea Light Candles
Then, this funny thing happened. I was just about to check out when I spied a little photo link to the sunniest, happiest set of cushions I’ve ever seen. They were bright yellow, looked wildly comfortable, and reminded me of all the yellow I loved in the inspiration photo I used for our dining room when we redid it two years ago.
That’s when I realized that we’ve been using the same sad dining room cushions that I whipped together two years ago, even though they aren’t comfortable. They were made quickly with the idea that I was going to replace them once I found the right fabric and had time to make cushions. I make plans like that sometimes when I forget that I have young children and don’t have time to shower. So, the sad little cushions hung around.
We spend a huge amount of time at the dining room table since we eat together for pretty much every meal and I sit at the table to work while Eva does crafts or workbook pages. In fact, we spend more time in the dining room than we do in the living room ever since we got rid of Netflix and Hulu.
I had to have them. The porch will happen soon, but the dining room was far too overdue. I mean, look at the difference!
Talk about a pop of color changing the house! I don’t think I realized how drab the dining room looked until I saw the photos. It helps that I swapped out our grown up fancypants marble eggs in neutral colors for a basket of cheerful plastic Easter eggs. Eva was quite excited.
I really feel like the space woke up. It’s also much more comfortable to sit on the benches now so we’re doing a pizza and board game family night to welcome the new cushions. Plus, they’re really easy to clean because they’re suited for being used outdoors so the kids won’t completely destroy them before the month is out. Yay for little updates that bring so much joy!
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