This time of year I find it very hard to decorate my home.
I'm craving the pretty, soft colors of spring but the view outside my window tells me I have to wait just a little bit longer.
Searching for inspiration, I glanced through my Pinterest board of favorite rooms and realized that almost every single room has a Scandinavian flare and almost all have a white and black theme going on.
How had I not noticed that before!
Once I had a little direction, I had a fun time trying to create a fresh new look for the the living room.
You may remember I use to have a set of photo ledge shelves hanging on the wall above the sofa.
Feeling like I need a change, to removed them from the wall - - this little change seemed to make a big difference in the room.
To fill in the new blank space a gathered up a few items that I thought would make a nice mini gallery display.
Simple and not too overpowering but enough to fill in the big empty wall.
The corner hutch stayed mostly the same inside.
On top I added collection of soup tureens and strung a set of battery operated fairy lights. The lights give this corner a pretty glow at night which I love.
To add a touch a green since I don't have any house plants at the moment I crafted a tiny heart out of a small piece of wired paper boxwood I've had for ages and hung it on the hutch door with a length of vintage lace.
I think it's a very pretty!
Since this black and white theme is new to me I have very little soft furnishings to use.
Until I can find something I like, a set of cheerful red and white striped pillows from Target add some softness to my two side chairs.
The pop of red is a good addition I think.
So there you have it.
My black and white, Scandinavian inspired living room.
A work in progress to be sure, but I'm liking the look so far and can see my self expanding on it a bit.
Oh what I wouldn't do to replace that sofa and carpet!
But that's a whole other post! LOL.