The Living Room “Floof”

Every now and then, I get in the mood to freshen up the look around here.  I call it “floofing”.  {What do you call it?}

The other day I was tidying up the house in anticipation of some delightful guests.  The sun was streaming through the windows and the dark colored candles and wrought iron accessories just looked a little “heavy” for the day.  As I quickly dusted and vacuumed, I set aside all the dark things, and reached for everything white and “fresh looking” that was within easy reach.

Little white pitchers from the bookshelf became vases for two single carnations.

pitchers with flowers

A neatly stacked pile of magazines with something fun sitting on top is my favourite coffee table decor trick.

coffee table

Three lonely Granny Smith apples became art-like in a vase by the lamp.

apples in vase

And my son’s Mother’s Day bouquet of mums (bless his heart) are in a beautiful shade of purpley-pink.  They look awesome against the blue-gray wall.

purple mums

There you have it…the 5 minute Living Room “Floof”!:)

whole room

How do you “floof” up your spaces?

{P.S.  If you want to see how we changed our boring beige living room into a Beach Cottagey space for under $35, click here for the story.}

Linking up:  At Home with K, Southern Lovely, Thrifty Decorating, Shabby Creek Cottage, At the Picket Fence, aka Designs, Uncommon Designs, Chic on a Shoestring, Here Comes the Sun, Funky Junk Interiors, Remodelaholic, I Heart Naptime

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  1. I found this on the Southern Lovely link party. I love the beach look and especially love the tray. I will have to make me one of those. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hi Rita Joy – found you while linky partying and had to stop by your blog for a better look! Love your ‘floofing’!! I love how you lightened up your space for summer – just love your tray! So glad I found your blog – I am your newest follower….please visit my blog sometime and say hello! I love to make new bloggy friends and follow me back if you would like to keep in touch 🙂 Heather

  3. Your living room is just lovey! So light and airy. And I really love your tray. I wish I could have fit numbers on one I did. Coming over from Transformation Thursday and a new follower!


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