When I am in the mood to “refresh” a room, it is usually because I found something utterly gorgeous. This time, gorgeous was in the way of pillows I found at Home Goods. Specifically, a trio of embroidered pillows that have a Moroccan design. And in true Moroccan form, their colors are incredibly vibrant and cheerful!
I love walking into a room that envelops me in color, because it totally changes my mood. It’s like when I am in a mostly monochromatic space, I feel relaxed. Have you ever been in a Restoration Hardware showroom? I definitely like their serene and neutral palette for nurseries and bedrooms, but I think that color is needed to breathe life into any home.
Typically, my tastes don’t run vibrant. Our home is definitely on the cooler side of the color spectrum. But I was desperate for something bright and sunny. I’m getting pretty sick of all the rain. Miraculously, the sun came out yesterday afternoon and it was so rare, that it became a remarkable event (I’m not kidding). A group of parents were sitting on the bleachers watching a baseball game and we actually talked about how nice it was that the sun came out. It’s been that bad.
How to Brighten up a Room
I want to share how I quickly pulled together our sunroom from beginning to end with just a few things. I started with pieces I already had in the room; a white sectional from IKEA, two round tables with white tablecloths and glass tops, white ceramic lamps from Klaffs and a rug.
I hit the jackpot at HomeGoods with the following items: Two large white pillows with yarn tassels. I selected these because they are whimsical and I wanted something to keep the space feeling informal. I added the Moroccan pillows and a pink linen bench that doubles as an ottoman. On the bench, I put a tray with a metallic gold pineapple stencil. It’s a perfect place for drinks and a bowl of snacks. Finally, I added pineapple print on the wall, and peonies from my garden. Fresh flowers can totally transform a room by making it instantly happy.
What I love about this is that I can change it out in a heartbeat without breaking the bank. All I will need is a new set of pillows, a rug and a bench/ottoman. I hope you enjoy the photos! Feel free to spread the love, we’ve added buttons at the end of each post to make it easy to share with friends who you think will appreciate it.
Note: Keeping a white couch clean has it challenges, especially with two kiddos. I made sure that the covers were washable and bleachable before I bought it. They are a total pain to wash, but it has to be done about three times a year. The good news is that I can flip all the pillows to the “clean side” when company is coming over.