No Paint Required

A few days ago I shared tips on saving money when decorating.Today I wanted to share my living room changes no paint required.

Sometimes the only thing you need to do is shop your house,and for this little change no paint was required.

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This time of the year when the weather is cold and gloomy I start thinking about spring.

I will start adding bits of color to my rooms.

I decided to hang that dormer vent a little higher,and add an old wood screen and antique painting above the sofa.

Some of you may remember that wood screen and painting from my family room.

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For a little more color I added those dried flowers.

I would love to find some pillows,but for now I just added fabric to the pillows I had on the sofa.

I simply wrapped the fabric around the pillow,like a present.

This room does not get used often so I don’t have to worry about someone sitting on the sofa and messing with the pillows.

Again just until I can find something better,but for now it adds a bit of color.

I did buy the roses,but I do keep flowers of some sort in my home during the winter months.

It is a must for myself and sanity.

They really do brighten my day!

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But I have had this metal container for years,and yes it was bought while I was out thrift shopping,as was that fabric on the pillows.

I decided to keep things simple on my piano,I just added some color bottles I have had in my home.

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Next to the front door I am keeping it simple,just adding a basket with dried flowers and on top a few candlesticks.

I also added my sheepskin rug to my favorite thrift shop find from a year or so ago,my French chair 4.99!

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On my  wood rack I added my vintage tap shoes and pretty box.

And a sampling of my white ironstone collection.

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Lace tablecloths were added to my ladder.

Keeping this room simple and just adding a little color.

On my china cabinet I placed a vintage corbel that I had in my laundry room.

It’s nice to have this pop of yellow and works well with the metal piece I have hanging above the cabinet too.

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The acorn wreath hanging on the door is from Decor Steals.

I had it out in the fall,but I am enjoying it now too.

Everything I used to make changes to this room were found here at home.

With the exception of my flowers it did not cost me a dime.

If you are thinking of making changes to your home,look around and see what you already have.

You can make a room look totally different just by moving things around.

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Comments

  1. says

    Good advice Anne. I shop the house before I ‘decide’ I have to buy something. My home is decorated in such a fashion that things can be moved freely from pretty much one room to another for a fresh look.Luv the way you added the wooden screen and painting above the sofa. Pop of colour .
    Hugs, Gee

  2. says

    Hi Anne,
    IT looks great. I am doing that with the kitchen redo. Using what I already have to make a new change. Love the pops of color.
    Kris

    • says

      Thank you Martina! That is one of my favorite finds.That old painting was found at a thrift shop a few years ago.It is tattered and the patina is darkened with age.But I love it all the better!

  3. Pam Ballard says

    Lovely space.. Thanks for sharing. Sure wish I could find a wood rack like yours. I have been keeping my eyes out… Have a good weekend.

    • says

      I bought that last summer? At a antique shop I frequent often.It just came in,I thought about it ran back and bought it.The price was right.And like you I had been searching for one.Don’t give up you will find one too!

  4. says

    Ann beautiful, I love that screen with the picture over the sofa. I also like the touches of flowers and that bucket is so pretty. I have several of them in storage to use when we move in to the house. Some need tweaking, project!!!! Have a great weekend.

    Cynthia

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