Essential #3– Candles! Candles are pretty and help create the mood, even if romance isn’t the goal. Plus, the subtle scent is always a nice touch. I am loving my gold dot Kate Spade candle right now, but Woodwick or the candles from Bath and Body Works are always a great choice too.
Essential #4– Throws (cozy blanket)! Remember that time you went to a friend’s house and watched a movie while you were shivering there on the couch? I have memories like that too, which is why I always have one or two throws draped on a chair or the sofa. They encourage your guests to relax and get comfortable, and they also add a little softness and color to your room.
|Candles, throws and books to add some fun to your living room.|
Essential #5– Books and Magazines! A coffee table is not a proper coffee table if there isn’t anything to read! Books say something about you, and are great for a guest to browse if you’re busy preparing drinks or an appetizer. I love to choose books with great content that also have beautiful covers so that I can decorate with them as well. Books and magazines are also a great way to give something a little extra height. Think your lamp should be a little bit taller? Add some magazines under it, and then add a little dish or candle next to the lamp to complete the vignette.
1. gold canister candle 2. gold crane flower candle 3. kate spade polka dot candle (so sassy and I love it!) 4. ikat throws 5. gray throw 6. turquoise striped throw 7. good bones, great pieces 8. House Beautiful Color 9. In with the Old 10. The Perfectly Imperfect Home