My living room definitely needed some freshening up also. As winter dragged on, it started to feel cold and drab in my living room. I wanted to bring in some color! Of course, I forgot to take a pic of my winter mantel...
How many of you love the rustic farmhouse style? I'm raising my hand, I really like how calm and beautiful it can look. But to me, sometimes it can look.... boring. I mean everything starts looking like its the same color.
I don't know about you, but I like a little pizazz... and little life! Color does that for me. I know that about myself, but I was trying to tuck it away. That's my struggle right there! I wanted to like the all white farmhouse look, but you know what? It's just not me.
So, by the time spring had sprung, I was done with my 'all white' mantel! (Which of course, I have no photo to show you...)
When I start to redecorate my mantel, I always look to last year's photos. This next photo was my 2016 spring mantel.
So, I started to decorate based on last years...and you know, I just wasn't feeling it.
Hmmm.... I really like the forsythia branches, I'm going to work with those.
Then I wanted to balance out the other side, and decided to bring up a couple of those candlesticks I made last year.
The last couple of things I added.... I made those green moss balls. Tutorial coming...
And the last item... To me this completed the whole thing...
I absolutely love my mantel right now!
I'm learning to only put out what you love. And right now, I'm loving this... 😍
So, now I have a colorful spring living room. 😍
I also freshened up the entry area. I really love this simple look.