People - it was gorgeous here yesterday! Got up to the low 60's and was perfect. I was able to run errands without a coat. And at one point, I got in my car and it was HOT (I have black interior so it heats up quicker). I know I am going to be hating that soon enough - but man, it was nice!
Pretty much that and all the Easter stuff out has got me in a Spring color mood. So I wanted to find some cute things for you guys that you could add to an existing room that would bring in a bit of Spring without totally breaking the bank.
My first inspiration color is yellow. There is something about a pop of yellow that is really inviting and hopeful. Yellow is probably one of the colors that is most associated with spring. Perhaps it is the welcome sight of daffodils popping up after the snow. Perhaps it is the the warmth that is associated with sunlight. Either way, yellow has a way of making you smile.
(Photo from BHG.com)
So my idea was, if you have a neutral kitchen/dining area, how could you add just a few pops of yellow to brighten it up and create a little spring in your step whenever you walked by the room.
My "Neutral Base" for this set is this Black Pedestal Table, at JCPenney for $199, and some classic Ladderback Chairs that were $129 for two also at JCPenney. I say insert whatever you have sitting in your house, unless you were in the market for a new dining set, in which case - that is a deal!
Surrounding it I have picked out several yellow accents. Now - I would not recommend adding ALL of these accents to a single room. But a couple here and there should give you the bright look you are looking for in your home. Starting in the top right corner and heading clockwise, we have
- A Sunny Valance from Target for $25.99
- A 5' Yellow Shag Rug from Overstock for $74.99
- A 5-quart Yellow Colander from Overstock for $13.99
- A Calla Lily Print from Overstock for $71.09
- A Fun Apron from Overstock for $28.49
- A Set of Two Rachel Ray Bakers from Cooking.com for $19.95
- A LOVE print from Made By Girl for $25.00
- A Yellow Teapot from Overstock for $24.99
- A Set of 6 Placemats from Amazon.com for $23.18
- A 16-Piece Dining Set from Overstock for $79.99
There you go! Ten Bright Sunny pieces for under $75. As always - I got nothing for picking out "these items" - this is just me finding fun stuff for you. Don't forget when if you are shopping online with Overstock or Target to make sure you go to Bing.com/shopping first so you get your cash back. Target's is worth 3%-7% and Overstock is 3%-10% back!
Does yellow make you feel sunny? Are you an all over brights person - or do you switch out your brights seasonally? I'm more of a switch out your brights seasonally kinda girl myself - but I am curious if I have some more adventurous folks out there!