Favorite Winter Throw Pillows from Target

With redoing our living room, one of my favorite parts is getting new pillows. It's a great way to bring new life to a room. It's easy and inexpensive. I wanted to share with you the pillows I picked along with some other favorites of mine. 

Favorite Winter Throw Pillows from Target

 

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I got 1, 2 and 6 for our living room and so far I love them. All of these pillows are neutral and have some added texture. I mentioned in my post about how to decorate for winter (here) that neutrals and texture are a great way to add some winter coziness to any space. 

I hope this helped you get some inspiration for adding some easy style to your space. When you want to add some new design to a room, it can be as easy as new accessories, like throw pillows. If you would like some extra design guidance, check out my storyboards under e-design. I have a storyboard for accessories that is a great option for anyone who wants to refresh a room without getting new furniture of big pieces. If you are interested in learning more about e-design check out these posts here, here and here

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Ikea Ektorp Sofa - First Impression

I am so excited for our new Ikea sofa! We got it a few months ago when they were having a sale on them and we got it the other day from my parents (who were storing it for us, they are the best!) I wanted to share my first impression thoughts on it in case anyone is thinking about purchasing one as well. 

Don't mind the off center frame and wreath behind the sofa. I'm redoing that wall so it won't be like that long :) 

Don't mind the off center frame and wreath behind the sofa. I'm redoing that wall so it won't be like that long :) 

 

1. Assembly

As with most Ikea items, you need to assemble the couch yourself. This was actually really easy. My husband and I put the couch together in under 30 minutes. It came in a huge box and inside was the couch base, the arms, and then the 6 cushions (3 seat and 3 back). 

2. The look

I love the way it looks. It is exactly what I was imaging. We got the lofallet beige color and it's the perfect neutral. It's a simple design but will go with anything. I wanted something that would go with different design choices, because we all know I will be changing things up. We have a new rug coming soon and I can't wait to see it all together. 

3. Comfort

It is so comfortable. It's firm but not hard and still soft enough that it doesn't hurt to sit on. My husband and I both like a couch that has really good support and so far this couch is great. 

 

Other thoughts...

I love that the sofa has a slipcover. It makes it so easy to keep clean. Each seat cushion has it's own cover, so if there's a spill on one cushion you can wash just that one. 

It's a great size. We got the three seat sofa, but you can also get a love seat or sectional. The sofa is perfect for our size of living room. It opens the room up so much. 

The price is also a huge pro of this couch. We got it when it was on sale for $100 off so it was even cheaper than normal. It is normally $379 for the lofallet beige. You can interchange the slipcovers, too, if you want to change up the look without breaking the bank. 

So, for my first impressions of the Ektorp sofa, I would definitely recommend it for anyone who is looking for a comfortable, stylish, affordable sofa. We haven't had it for long, but I have a feeling my feelings won't change. 

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How to Decorate for Winter

Your Christmas decorations are down, the red and green are gone, and all the pine is taken out of your vases. Now what? It's still cold and snowy outside, but it's not Christmas time anymore. How do you decorate for winter without bringing out all the red and green of Christmas? 

I think decorating for winter is something a lot of people struggle with. It's hard to find the balance of cozy without being Christmasy. Here are my favorite ways to decorate for winter. 

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1. Whites and neutrals

This is something I like to use all year round, but especially in the winter time. It reminds me of snow. Crisp white and light neutrals are cozy and relaxing. All you need is a cup of tea and a good book! 

2. Texture

Adding texture will add some design interest. This works well when you're using neutrals. Instead of using different colors, use neutrals and use different textures to add the interest. 

3. Add cozy accents

Adding cozy accents like throw blankets and a lot of pillows will make your home feel like a retreat. In the winter time what is more appealing than snuggling up on the couch with a warm blanket and being nestled in a mound of pillows?! Maybe adding some of that tea I mentioned above. 

4. Candles

Candles are a great way to make a space feel cozy. I like to look for candles that are in a neutral container, that way I stay with my neutral theme. 

I hope you found these tips helpful! I love decorating in the winter time, it's so cozy and I love using  neutrals.  

If you would like anymore help decorating any space in your home, check out my e-design page. I would love to help you make your house into a cozy winter retreat!

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Bathroom Update

Happy 2018! I can't believe it's already the new year! I have so much planned for the year, new projects, more home decor inspiration, lifestyle and fashion, a little bit of everything! 

So with that said, I want to do an update on our bathroom remodel. It's not finished but I wanted to share some progress photos.

We've painted the walls and the doors, ripped everything out, including the old floors, relocated the vanity pipes to the wall, and tiled the floors. And, when I say "we" I really mean my husband. He has been awesome with all of my remodel ideas. I helped paint, but other than that it's been all him! Here's some pictures of the progress!

 

Our next steps would be adding the new trim, installing the new toilet and vanity, caulking around the tub, putting the door knobs back on, and adding the hooks to the wall behind the door. After that it's time to start decorating! We will be adding some shelves behind the toilet which I'm excited to style. I still have to pick out and purchase a mirror, so that's my mission. The one from my storyboard is no longer available at my Hobby Lobby and I'd rather not pay for the shipping to order it online. I still need to purchase the rugs and a toilet paper holders and then I think we will have everything we need for it. I love the way it's turning out!

I can't wait to share the after photos! 

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If you enjoyed this post, you should check out A Modern Farmhouse Bathroom-StoryboardBathroom Storyboard, and Bathroom Reveal 

A Year in Review - What's Coming in 2018

I can't believe 2017 is almost over. I feel like I was just writing this post from January! 

As the year comes to an end and we begin the new year, I wanted to take a minute to review this past year. So much has happened! 

We finished our half bath reno (you can see that post here ), we finished our kitchen, except for the backsplash, (you can see that post here ), and we redid our bedroom (you can see that post here ). It's hard to believe that we finished all of these projects and looking back it's hard to remember what these spaces looked like before. 

As far as the blog goes, I've expanded my content to cover more fashion, which I love, and am adding more lifestyle content as well. 

So, for 2018 I want to continue with home decor, fashion and lifestyle. Although I love doing e-design and I am primarily a home decor blog, I have many interests and I love sharing them here. I hope you all enjoy seeing these different areas because I love sharing them. 

As I am getting ready for 2018, I want to hear what you want to read. Do you want more home decor, more fashion, more recipes? Do you like home pictures or my picks of different items? I would love to hear what you think in the comments.  

Thank you to everyone for reading my posts and engaging. That's what makes this fun! I have loved growing my blog in 2017 and I can't wait to see what 2018 has in store for me and this little piece of the internet I call Style Nest Interiors. 

Talk to you in the new year!

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