FTC Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Birch Lane
Last week I shared a mood board with you all and today I'm excited to finally reveal my updated living room! Simple changes truly go a long way when it comes to refreshing a space as the seasons change. With the temps warming up, I wanted to give my living room a brighter feel and my partnership with Birch Lane made it happen! Here are a few tips that are sure to brighten up any space.
Pillows and throw blankets
A sure way to change things up quickly are swapping out your pillow covers and/or adding new pillows to the mix. Pillow covers are a great way to save both money and space as you can keep your existing pillows and change the covers as the seasons change. Layering the pillows under a throw blanket gives an even more cozier feel. I love the lumbar pillow (see link below) from Birch lane that I used to complement the solid, square throw pillows. The yellow is a perfect shade and not so overwhelming. Adds a nice, bright touch that speaks summer!
Greenery is my favorite way to add life to any living space. The options with house plants are endless, and whether real of faux, you really cannot go wrong. I personally love faux as the maintenance and upkeep is so much simpler. For my refresh, I went with Birch Lane's palm leaf planter (see link below) It complements the yellow and cream tones in my living room so nicely and really do bring on those summer vibes!
Storage/Décor Straw Baskets
One of my favorite decor pieces to add are storage baskets. They have so many uses and come in very handy for hiding the many kids toys I usually have laying around. If you're a parent or pet owner you can probably relate. These tea-stained baskets from Birch Lane are gorgeous (see link below)! I absolutely love the natural color. They came in a set of 3, all different sizes. I used a couple of them as plant holders, and another is currently hiding the many things we have laying around the house. You can't tell from this picture, but I have tons of items in the large storage basket that's sitting on the book shelf! Storage baskets are functional and aesthetically pleasing at the same time, and a great way to decorate corners.
FTC Disclosure - This post is in partnership with Birch Lane.
We are now well into spring season and with temps warming up, I am itching to change things up in my living room again. With summer being right around the corner, I'm looking to refresh my living room with new and bright pieces that will give that warm glow. I've put together a mood board with items from Birch Lane to help me get my creative juices flowing. I've previously shared some tips for refreshing spaces so I will be focusing on swapping out pillows, changing my plants around, and I'm also considering some new storage baskets to add. Simple changes truly go a long way when it comes to decorating and refreshing spaces. I love rearranging so I cannot wait to show you all the progress and final outcome!
This was such a fun craft to make and the end product turned out beautifully! I purchased the pom pom makers from Amazon and they were about $10 for 4 different sizes. I opted to use different shades of pink and beige for the yarn to create the rainbow. This is something that can be tailored to your liking and you can choose any color you'd like. The instructions for the pom pom makers are included in the package and so from there you can create pom poms, and arrange them to form a rainbow. I glued the pom poms onto a canvas as the final step. A very simple easy craft that can be used to decorate your kids' rooms!
This pot roast already seasoned and purchased from Trader Joe's is simply the best. No other way to put it. Because it's pre-seasoned it was very easy to make. All it took was browning some vegetables in a hot cast pot or dutch oven, and then transferring into an oven to cook at 350 degrees for 2 hours. The result is a melt-in-your-mouth, delicious pot roast!
4 cloves of garlic
beef broth 1-2 cups.
pot roast (seasoned from Trader Joe’s)
canola oil (2-3 tablespoons)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the oil in a cast iron skillet and heat on medium high. Brown the halved onions and garlic and set aside. Next brown the carrots and set aside. Place the pot roast in skillet and brown very well on all sides. Set aside. Place the beef broth in skillet along with 2 sprigs of Rosemary and scrape all the little brown bits. Add all the browned vegetables, pot roast and beef broth in a Dutch oven and cook for about 2 hours. Enjoy!
Easter has come and gone, but I would be remiss if I didn't share my gorgeous tablescape with you all! I used this table set up for Easter, but the colors really could be utilized throughout spring and summer! In order to create a beautiful floral arrangement, I recommend mixing and matching different types of flower types. Using different fillers is also a great way to make the bouquet appear nice and full. I purchased the table cloth from Home Goods and the napkins were a last minute find from Michael's. A very simple set up to be enjoyed by all! Hope you all enjoyed your Easter weekend!