The winter isn’t just creeping in anymore, it’s here in full force and we’re already starting to feel the effects. With the nights getting longer and the days getting shorter we’re also spending more time indoors and thusly more time in the living room, where (as the name suggests) we do the lions shares of our actual ‘living’. Of course we’ll be stoking the fireplace and cranking the thermostat up a few notches but there are many more subtle (and less expensive) changes we could be making to our living rooms to make them not only ‘seem’ warmer but to ‘feel’ warmer too. Warm colours that reflect the softness and vibrancy of the Summer will really help your living room feel alive with warmth and whilst changing the wallpaper or buying new furniture might seem more than a little severe, a new set of colourful pillows could really help your living room ‘pop’. Read on for a little more elaboration.
A living room will generally reflect the personalities and lifestyles of a homes residents and the pillow cases should be no different. The great thing about your pillows is that changing their aesthetics is as easy as simply swapping out their cases. Pillow cases are a cheap and convenient way to make your living room reflect the changing seasons. During the summer you could have subtle blues and yellows to help reflect the laid back vibe of the season and at Winter you can help heat up the room by sticking to stronger reds, browns and golds, colours that give off an air of warmth and glamour. As well as the various colours available of course you will also be able to lend your cushions a completely fresh ‘vibe’ by the use of different patterns. The key is to choose pattern and colour combinations that match the theme and style of your room. You might also consider livening the designs up by implementing more unconventional patterns or possibly even photography. You should also consider how many pillows you actually need as it can be a little too easy to get carried away and end up with 5 pillows to every seat. Size is also a factor to consider. Especially if your furniture is rather ‘past it’ you could use larger pillows as ‘seat cushions’ and smaller pillows as back support. Try not to go overboard though or you run the risk of seeming messy.
An elegant alternative to changing pillow covers, throw rugs can be used to completely transform your furniture in seconds. Used in tandem, a throw rug and collection of different pillow cases will make your living room almost completely customisable and it doesn’t need to stop at the living room either. You can take the general style of your living room and use it in other rooms to give you home a ‘cohesive’ feel. The bedroom especially (the natural home of the pillow you might say) can really be brought to life by a series of colourful pillows with designs that echo the living room whilst also having their own ‘slant’.
Crispin Jones loves DIY and home improvement and is currently the blogger for Vibrant Doors. To see more of Crispin’s articles and blog posts please visit their blog.
My children are in love with Bright Light Pillows, I seem to think that all of the Idea Village products just have lovely commercials with catchy songs that make children dance around singing it so that they sell more products. Seriously a bit kudos to Idea Village, because there products are usually something I enjoy sharing here on site. Today I am sharing Bright Light Pillows and these are adorable for any child in your family, heck I want one myself!
You can choose between a square shape or a heart shape Bright Light Pillow, my daughter has the heart shape one. Each pillow is soft and has multi-colored LED lights to make this a soothing pillow to help your children fall asleep quick. This is also a cool visually pretty decor for your child’s bedroom. There is an easy-on switch and a built in 15 minute shut-off. Making it safe for children and allows parents to breath easy knowing this Bright Light Pillow will shut off on it’s own, rather than stay one all night long.
Each Bright Light Pillow requires 3 AAA batteries and is rated for ages 8 and up. Learn more about this product by visiting BrightLightPillow.com. This product retails at $19.99 each.
I want to say whatever I have going on may be allergies yet there is 20 degree weather and snow on the ground. Nothing is blooming and this NH winter is dragging on and on.
My head is pounding when I wake up and my nose was bleeding yesterday. When I go to sleep I have to lay on my belly, which I hate, just to allow my nose to literally drip all night long onto my pillow case. Yes, I change the case afterwards.
I want to say a lot of my symptoms sound like allergies rather than that of the influenza B my six year old was diagnosed with this past week. He had high temps and such, me? I stay around 99 or 100 degrees for temp but nothing higher than that.
I can eat somewhat normally and drink just fine. The sneezing, itchy eyes, itchy throat and runny nose .. then with the bloody nose yesterday has me sort of concerned….
Any ideas on what I may have going on??
For some reason my four year old is really having a difficult time being alone anywhere. If he realizes I have left the dining room, he is on the mission to find me. He will whine because he is just so scared yet can not really formulate a good reason why he is scared to be alone. He is scared of his bed. Scared of his shadow. Scared of his bedroom. Scared of his closet. The list could go on forever.
I honestly have little problem with him waking mid night and sleeping in my bed or sometimes even he takes my recliner beside the bed. It doesn’t really bother me, at this point, however, I know all too well how difficult a situation this will be to break once he is passed his “I am scare of everything” phase. That my friends, I am not looking forward to.
So in the meantime, I have a little one who takes over my bed almost every single night, except on the rare occasion he sleeps through the night in his own bed, in his own room. He shares a room with his brother, so it’s not like he is “alone” per say, but his brother sleeps through everything, thank goodness! That means when the four year old wakes mid night yelling for Mama, the six year old is still fast asleep through it all.
For now, as I share my bed with this cute four year old, I will debate on how important it is for me to fight this co-sleeping mid night battle or not. I am not quite ready, nor have energy to fight this battle right now at this point in time in my life. Too much going on that is just making this the least of my problems. I enjoy singing “there were two in the bed and the Mama said .. get out, get out” I do that often to the little one and he just thinks I am silly.
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