My living room color all started with a girl’s trip to San Francisco.
But, before I ramble, I should introduce myself and say, “hello” if you are joining me from Jennifer from Town and Country Living Summer Colors Tour.
You are in for a treat! We have a week-long list of bloggers is at the bottom of the post and they are sharing their colorful homes as well.
So happy touring all these beautiful homes!
I’m sure you are probably wondering how does a trip to the city relate to my room color.
Well, our girl’s day out was mostly about the incredible San Francisco Flower Market.
This place always makes me smile.
My eyes were dazzled with row after row of gorgeous flowers.
I was surrounded by pink peonies and more peonies.
There were white ruffled ones, bubble gum colored ones and to my surprise yellow peonies.
So, I stood there just circling and drooling over the flowers.
I was a bit panicked that I couldn’t choose any flowers.
I had analysis paralysis.
Well, once I snapped out of my floral buzz, I made some choices. Then, a few minutes later, I had my arms full of a beautiful bouquet of pink peonies.
Then, the magic begins.
I love fluffing and changing our home decor.
Let’s just say, that this is when I am in my “happy place!”
You see, I know that if I go to the flower market and buy a beautiful bouquet of flowers my work is pretty near done. This was the exact thing I needed to jump start my decorating. The pink peonies took center stage and everything followed behind them.
So, I thought it might be nice to share with you…
My Five Quick Simple Steps to Change a Room Color
Whether it is fresh flowers or faux, add a nice bouquet or two of flowers.
I find they add an organic sense to a room. A stark or stuffy space will instantly come alive with the natural shapes of the flowers and the stems. In my case, the flowers were my original inspiration for the color of our new living room look.
You may know that I simply LOVE flowers! And talk about how flowers can dramatically change a room, my good friend Sheela magically created this pink flower bouquet.
Next, this is a no-brainer swap out some new pillows in the color you are decorating with. I can’t drive this home enough to my friends and followers. It is the easiest way to change your home up for the seasons.
This beautiful Peony Pillow is from Linen & Ivory. Kendra has the best selection of cute pillows.
If you can’t buy new, then make a few like I did for $3! I so need to write a quick blog post on pillow making.
Not enough time in the day.
I have a gazillion throws. Well, not that many, maybe a million?
You get my idea, change them out with this seasons and colors. I recently added a blush soft throw that is so beautiful and adds to my color theme of pink. I have a really popular post on shop my favorite throws if you are interested.
Add either colored votives or candles that are in the color that you are decorating with. These are little easy accents that just give the right amount of color. Scatter them throughout the space for additional room color.
Btw, I have a fun interview with Rachel from Agape candles.
I love to change out my mantel decor. Add a garland and in this case, I draped my white leaf garland that I crafted as well as my new wool pom pom garland. Don’t make this a hard task, have a base garland and just add a few touches of color to it.
Enjoy the rest of the tour, and don’t forget to change up your living room with these 5 easy elements! I’m confident you’ll be happy with your new and fresh space. If you are craving more flower arrangements stay a bit and view more, here. Better yet sign up for my newsletter so you never miss out.
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Well you KNOW that I love pink Janine and this is truly pink perfection!
The peonies were to die for!!! You would’ve been going crazy right along with Jodie, Ashley and myself!
I wish we had a nice flower market here so I could drool over them and load up and bring some home. I love the added pinks and florals to your home.
I just kept eyeing more peonies and buying them since I couldn’t decide. I decided that my large bouquet would be my Mother’s Day and Birthday present from my husband. He actually loves it when I do this! Btw, I couldn’t quite capture how stunning they were in real life!
Shirley @Housepitality Designs
I have heard that the San Fran Flower Market is amazing….I one day would love to go there…the way you refresh your rooms with color and great flair has always inspired me. Have a wonderful day/Holiday!
Oh my goodness, you are way too kind! And yes, if you do come out to SF please let us know! There quite a few bloggers here that would love to show you around! The flower market is so inspiring and the flowers always take center stage to any styling in a room. I hope you had a lovely Memorial Day weekend too!
You have created such a restful and bright place to spend summer days. Well done! It’s absolutely beautiful…
Thanks so much! My husband looked around the room the other day and mentioned how much pink I had in the room! Oops! Well, he quickly got over it and still loves our living room. 🙂
Shelley @ Calypso in the Country
Those gorgeous pink peonies really do change the room color! Love them!
You’re so right, I seriously didn’t need to add anything else. I couldn’t seem to get a good photo that showed how big these blossoms were! Most of the flowers were bigger than my hands! They were dramatic and surreal and I’m so glad you loved them!
Lory at Designthusiasm
Janine, you touched on all of my favorites! You room is lovely and I’m crazy in love with the peonies! I’m a huge pink fan myself, so this post really resonated with me. Love it!
The flower market was filled with spring, a forest of lilacs, dogwood, and peonies! There was a lot of gasping when we strolled through the market! I’m so happy we are in a summer blog hop together. Thanks so much for your thoughtful comment, I truly appreciate you!
I’m going to be redoing my room at the end of the summer and the number of choices for everything is overwhelming! Thanks for sharing some things I can use to nail down your colors.
Oh gosh, your comment is so sweet! I happy that I could help inspire you in redoing your room! I know what you mean about how decorating can be overwhelming, so I’m glad you now have a plan for some fun color. Thanks so much for your lovely comment and visit.
Janine, i love your can pull your space together so effortlessly. it’s gorgeous…as are those blooms.
The blooms made me smile every day that I spied them in my living room! They were bigger than my hands!!! I’m so happy you visited my post! Thanks, you so much!
Jennifer @ Town and Country Living
Love all your pink and white, Janine! So, so pretty. I adore that Opal House pillow! This is such a refreshing and inspiring post. Love your creativity. Thanks for being on today’s tour!!
Thanks so much for including me on your tour! I feel so honored! Btw, this is an amazing summer tour!
Kim - Sand and Sisal
Those peonies are to die for! Gorgeous! I really need to plant some this year! I love your cute garland on the mantel too! It’s so nice being on this tour with you!
Oh my goodness, I feel so lucky to be on this wonderful tour with you as well!
How lucky you are to have visited the San Francisco Flower Market. Your beautiful pink peonies look so lovely in your home. Susan
Peonies are my fave! Thanks so much for visiting my blog post!!!
Yvonne @ StoneGable
Janine, What a gorgeous pink room! We have peonies growing in our yard too and I know how beautiful they are. The perfect jumping off place to turn your room into a puff of pink! Love that little pillow. I don’t use pink but I think I’m going to have to get it for my pillow stash. What a delight visiting you today!
Thank you so much for your amazing blog comment! I have always loved your blog and your beautiful home! I feel so blessed to be in the same blog hop as you!