Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Color Conundrum

My living room. Right now, it is brown on brown on brown - brown floor, brown paint, brown couches - with white trim. It really needs an infusion of color. My problem lies in choosing which one(s) to use. I may end up using them all! Everything I like right now is bright. I've been looking at throw pillows on Etsy, and these are a few of my favorites, in no particular order.

So you see, they all have one thing in common. They are LOUD! I'm so preoccupied with pillows, that I've hardly even addressed the issue of what to do over my mantle, now that I actually have one. I really love this marquee ampersand by tomtoupin, but I don't think it's very practical. And it's definitely not in my budget.

I also like this giclee print called "A Forest of Three" by inaluxe.

If I could find some lamps that even vaguely resemble the Anthropologie Undersea Lamp, for a fraction of the price, I'd be a happy girl. So sorry, Anthro. That is way too much for one lamp, much less two! I may just have to spray paint my boring off-white lamps aqua. That would be mucho cheaper. 

Anyway, that's where I am on the whole decorating debacle. I am stumped by my living room and can't seem to move on to another area of the house. It'll get there. I haven't forgotten that I promised to share pictures. I just haven't taken any, because I'm not happy with it yet. 


  1. I've been seeing lots of turquoise/aqua lamps (and other brightly-colored lamps) at TJ Maxx lately. Wait till you come home to buy!

  2. We did a neutral-plus-every-color-under-the-sun theme for our living room, totally knocking off a Pottery Barn display and I looooove it. It totally works and basically makes your options limitless for wall/mantle/etc decor.

    I LOVE the hydrangea pillow and the two pillow covers by Sukan. Maybe see if she can make them on a creamier linen to match your scheme? If you splurged on those three you could pick some fabric in solid coordinating colors or patterns with more color/less neutral and make your OWN pillows to fill in the space.

  3. I love all these!

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