January 21, 2014

Living Room's Winter Decor

It's taken me a while to figure out how to decorate my living room and even longer to actually get it done but it's finally finished and I thought today was a good time to show it off.

Wanting something clean and simple looking, I thought I'd try a classic black and white look with some red thrown in here and there just to keep me happy. 
 I had hoped it would have a slight "Nordic" flare when it was all said and done since I have been very inspired by that look lately.  Not quite sure if I hit my mark, but I am happy with the look I ended up with.  The room looks fresh, pretty and cozy to me.

Starting with the chippy coffee table.  
I added a simple centerpiece.

Dollar store candles and a whitewashed grape-vine wreath.
The grouping of candles look so pretty at night.

Below the table is the perfect spot for the Shelby's favorite pillow and a wire basket filled with her toys.

Not sure how much longer the pillow will stay where it is.  Shelby has become very fond of the sofa and rarely uses her pillow anymore.

The sofa received two lumbar pillows with a pretty red and white floral fabric for a pop of color and a super soft white throw blanket which normally has a comfy puppy snuggled up in.

Above the sofa I arranged a grouping of simple photos in black frames on the photo ledge shelves.

Enameled numbers and chickewire pieces were added for a little extra interest.

The simplicity of this arrangement has me very pleased.

A wire basket, a candle and vintage red books help cozy up the corner.  Running low on interesting artwork, I framed up a trio of vintage postcards until I can think of something else.

On the other side of the room, an armchair and accessories finish up the seating area.

For artwork over here, I used two small black and white maps torn from a vintage book.

On the table, a few accessories in black help add some interest without looking cluttered.

And finally I brought back my favorite sign to hang above the desk.

Simple accessories like black candlesticks  . . . 

and a distressed tray filled with a few favorite items is all that I thought this space needed.

That my friends is my take on winter decorating.

Hope you enjoyed.

bye now,


  1. Beautiful! You get so much light in there - I'm jealous! First thing I do in the winter in the morning is open all the curtains and pull up all the shades. I want as much light to come in as possible.


  2. Love, Love, Love it! I am a BIG fan of red. I love how you used it to really warm up your space. Love the white washed wreath and candles as well. So pretty!

    Have a blessed Tuesday!

  3. What a lovely room! I love how you layered your shelving accessories above the couch. A nice balance.

  4. I always love your home Robin! Crisp, clean and fresh is exactly how I would describe your style. Even in the dead of winter, it feels like a breath of fresh air!

  5. This room makes me happy...it looks beautiful!

  6. SO pretty, Robin...I am such of fan of the color scheme and of your personal style! The dog bed is so cute...but it doesn't take long before they learn to love the sofa lol!

  7. I am all about splashes of red frown in! Luv red and always seem to have some in my d├ęcor. Luvly.

  8. I really like the framed postcards!

  9. Love it! My dog would love it if his bed was under a table. I will have to try this! Rhonda

  10. Your living room is fresh clean and inviting! I love all the touches of red. The pretty pillows and the art are wonderful.

  11. I think you definitely accomplished what you set out to do in this room, Robin. It looks so bright and fresh, yet warm and cozy with your red accents. LOVE your chippy coffee table!
    Mary Alice

  12. Robin, I love how you arranged the white shelves on the wall...what an awesome room!!!!!

  13. It's beautiful, Robin, love the details: red stool, red and white quilt, red plaid drapes, each picture, black frames, candlesticks - it's a perfect winter decor!

  14. WOW~~~I think you did achieve a very "Nordic" feel to the space. The room looks comfortable and inviting. Love the Springbrook Farm sign!

  15. Absolutely charming, Robin! I'd say you definitely hit the "Nordic" mark and then some! It looks really fresh and so very charm!

    Thanks for visiting again and taking a look at my new sliding storage. There have been several comments about borrowing or renting The Man, but I think NOT -- probably going to have to keep him under lock and key!

  16. There is so much I love in your living room. Just to name a few - those red checked curtains are wonderful as is the chippy coffee table.

    I love the shot of your dog and the toys. Our Lulu has a wooden toy box and tends to take every toy out at night when we are trying to relax.

  17. Your living room looks gorgeous!! Such a fresh and inviting space. I love that chippy coffee table and the shelving above the couch! Looks straight out of a magazine:)

  18. I LOVE your winter decor, girl! It is perfect. You have a real way with simple, pretty and uncluttered, your house is still one of my favourites!!
    Hugs, Cindy
    Oh and thank you so much for your comment on my blog, I really hope I am a good foster mom, I truly care about these kids and I love being a grandma, so I am hoping to put the two together and pray that I love it.

  19. Your coffee table is fantastic & I love how light and bright your room is! I could curl up in one of those chairs for hours!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  20. A really pretty room, love the red plaid curtains with the white and black!

  21. Robin,
    So pretty. Love the pop of red and your curtains are so pretty. Love that chippy coffee table too sweet. Love all the natural light that comes into this room. Great job.

  22. Hi Robin, I love the pop of red with all of the pretty neutrals! The chippy table is gorgeous and I love the simplicity of the artwork you created as well as the texture of the chicken wire.

  23. You've created such a pretty light filled room, Robin! I love your red and white curtain panels in your mostly white room and all the things you've made for the room, too.

  24. wow what beautiful details! I absolutely love these prints and squares placed so close .. lovely! I also at this time need a simple interior, soft colors and light .. so much light! .. I have to say that I love the corners of your home!
    Have a nice day!


  25. My cow sign is back!!! Love that thing. Your living room looks so pretty. Can I say that as long as I have been seeing your living room (what, 2 years at least) I thought that window with the red stool in front of it looked out into your front yard. I don't know why it makes a difference, but it just threw my mental floor plan of your house off :)

  26. Love your room -- I could move right in!

    What color paint is on the walls?


  27. Ahhhh so cozy and calm - love it!!!! As usual!! Xo

  28. I have a Shelby Chihuahua too! Love those Chi's!

  29. I, like you, am a lover of red and am following your blog, now....hope you'll stop by to see some of my reds!

  30. Everything is so warm and inviting! Love the decor! I would love for you to share this fabulous post at our WIW Linky party. I hope you can join us!

    Ivy & Elephants

  31. Such a pretty room. Love your artwork, it is an art arranging it as you have! And your chair, did you reupholster it in matelasse?
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...

  32. The room looks so fresh and inviting! I love white with red...it's what my kitchen is and I'm toying with using it in the living room too. I love how yours turned out.

    I'd love it if you would share this at "What We Accomplished Wednesday," at Green Willow Pond, if you care to. It is live Tuesdays at about 6:00 EST. Have a great week!


  33. Really beautiful Robin, thank you so much for sharing! Have a an awesome weekend! Jen-City Farmhouse

  34. Hi Robin, I really love your living room. It's just perfect! xo J

  35. Thank you so much for sharing at the Twirl & Take a Bow Party! Your winter decor is lovely! Hope to see you at the party this Tuesday. Have a great week!
    House on the Way

  36. You did great job, Robin. I really loves black-white-red theme for your living room's winter decoration. I feel impressed and inspired by your post. Thanks for sharing.

  37. hi, how long are the floating wall shelves, love it!

  38. looks like 4 feet each?

  39. Where did you get your floating shelves from?


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