Over the past couple of years I have really been drawn to light & bright interiors. I love slip-covered furniture, ruffles and lots of white! That is pretty much the opposite of our living room furniture which is dark, leather and a bit rustic. It's been a struggle to lighten up - here are a few before pics:
I've taken some simple and inexpensive steps to lighten & brighten (new furniture is not an option) - take a look:
First, I found these great Ralph Lauren pillows at Home Goods. Not only are they lighter but they seem summery to me. Then I found these great handmade burlap table runners by North Country Comforts - browse her Etsy shop here.
My table runner needs to be steam-ironed, but I couldn't wait to try it out! It's a perfect match with the pillows - thanks so much Karen! I think I'll look for a light-colored throw for the ottoman - always good to add some texture too. Then, I'll just keep trying to incorporate lighter colors with my accessories.