Lately Chris and I have been noticing that our living space is very brown, especially since we added a large mirror with a dark wood frame above the organ (which Chris is going to post about later!). We have wood floors, a wood organ, mirror with wood frame, wood credenza, brown chairs, wood side table, and even the rug has a brownish feel, though it's really off-white, orange, and blue. You get the point. Brown, brown, brown, and a little overwhelming.
We want to use some of the colors that are in our curtains to pump up the color in the room, and mostly we're drawn to adding more blue. We should probably find some fabrics to make fun throw pillows, but we started by thinking about rugs and comforters.
The blanket on our bed is currently blue, but it's also only one blanket and nights have been getting colder. I don't think Chris notices the cold, but I sure do. Unfortunately I kindof hate our comforter, which is actually Chris's comforter from his old room at home. There's nothing wrong with it, but it's just not in my colors (and I think it would add to the brown-ish theme), and it's kindof too "boy" for me. So we want to keep the blue going on the bed and try to add something a little more exciting than the plain old blanket we have now. We're thinking something a little more modern and fresh since all that brown feels like it's adding a lot of not-quite-dingy-but-almost age to the space (especially since it's all used brown/wood stuff), so it definitely needs some cheering up.
I went internet searching for inexpensive things to solve our problems and was coming up with a big nothing, until I went to the Urban Outfitters website, which I haven't been to in quite some time (I'm generally more on the Anthro side of things), but wow! I'm pleased. Quite inexpensive, and bright, and fresh, and exciting:
|Atlas Tapestry, $39|
|Laerke Duvet Cover, $29.99|
|Zigzag duvet cover, $79|
|Zigzag Printed Rug, 5' x 7' , $69|
Chris and I actually started our conversation about fixing the brown problem by talking about trading out the rug, but I had a hard time finding inexpensive, modern, blue options. I looked at IKEA (nothing we liked), West Elm (nothing quite right), CB2 (too expensive), and Target (again, nothing right). Is there a company I'm not thinking of that has great, inexpensive rugs??
Note: I didn't link each photo, but they're all from the Urban Outfitters website.
UPDATE 10/23: I ordered the Laerke Duvet Cover today. So excited about it! I'll post pictures once it gets here.