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We all have one. Whether it was a $99 craigslist find, a parental hand me down or an adopted gem from a roommate past – the ugly sofa is one item that I’m betting nearly every home in America has. So today, we’re working with what we’ve got and showing you just how easy it is to decorate around that sofa that simply needs a little love. And you can find more How-To’s right here!
1. If given the option, always start with a neutral color. Mainly because neutrals are far easier to jazz up. That said, these tips will work with ANY sofa of any color.
2. Fold a simple, lightweight throw blanket (scarves and heavy weight sheets also work) down the center. Think in opposites here – for a patterend fabric sofa, a solid throw works the best. For a solid color sofa, you can play around with prints on your throw blanket.
3. Find the one color that you love in the sofa and elevate it. On our sofa, a neutral beige became a starting point for gold. Muted pinks peaches could become richer hues in the same spectrum, grays can become metallics.
4. Layer on the throw pillows using your elevated color as the starting place. Keep your pillows like minded but mismatched. Generally speaking, five pillows fit beautifully across a small to mid sized sofa. I like to keep all of my pillows roughly the same size.
5. Add accessories to your room, keeping your efforts on 1-2 major focal points. A large scale coffee table filled with fun, colorful odds and ends OR a dramatic large scale painting above the sofa both do wonders for drawing the eye away from the blah and towards the beautiful.
My oldest daughter’s nursery was sweet and pink and all out loveliness. My son’s was a bit less lovely and my 5 month old’s? Well, she doesn’t have a nursery. She is actually currently sleeping in the bathroom because it’s the darkest place I could find. But this little slice of nursery heaven – photographed to perfection by Jessica Lorren – reminds me that every little bitty needs a room to call their own – and one that is as soft and pretty as their tiny toes.
Little Mila Annabelle is very lucky to have such a sweet and beautiful mommy who also has amazing style. Each element of the nursery was carefully chosen to welcome this precious baby girl and give her a cozy place to play and rest.
I loved being able to join them for a few Saturday morning moments as a new family of three and I hope that someday Mila will enjoy these photographs as much as we enjoyed creating them.
Bambi Stuffed Animal: Lay Lay Gray | Bunny: Bla Bla Kids | Bunny Print: Kelli Murray Art | Changing Pad Cover: Aden And Anais | Crib: Babyletto Hudson | Dresser And Changing Topper: Restoration Hardware Baby And Child | Embroidered Pillow: Furbish Studio | Headbands: Littecrane Headbands | Mermaid: Bla Bla Kids | Mobile: Fleurlux Etsy | Painted M: Anthropologie | Pillows: Anthropologie | Rocker: Pottery Barn Kids | Sheet: Aden And Anais | Side Table: Urban Outfitters | The World Is Your Oyster Print: Rifle Paper Co | Throw Blanket: Pottery Barn | Toy Storage Basket: Serena And Lily | Un Deux Trois Print: Rifle Paper Co | Wall Decal: Shanna Murray Decals