So I do a lot of window shopping and more so lately since I am trying to get my house in tip top shape. I am going for a beachy cottage style house although I live in the heart of the city of Brotherly Love. I have lived here all my life and until someday I move to greener and better pastures, I will have to do with what I have on hand. I have never been a beach person but I love the light and airy feeling of it all. Seems like an odd palette with a 6 year old who is prone to spills on our beige couch but *sigh* I love what I love, sorry.
So here are some items I have been eyeing for the past couple of weeks/months for my sunroom.
The first store I will be browsing is ZGallerie
I love this gorgeous clam shell for a centerpiece in either my sunroom, living room, or virtually any room in the house. I first saw it at Young House Love and now I want one for my house. Fill it just like picture or use it for as a jewelry or key tray.
Next item is this beautiful Union Jack rug that I would love for my sunroom but sadly the price scares me away. Although not a beachy piece itself, I think the subtle neutral tone would set the mood for a calm serene area. It's not bold and bright like the actual flag and it's a ode to my mom who was actually born in England although the rest of my family is of Jamaican descent.
I am also loving this mirror to be placed in my sunroom to reflect more light into the area and make it appear visually larger than it really is. Maybe keeping it the crisp white or possible painting it a pretty pale blue or green color.
Next we will visit etsy.com for some items I am drooling over...
These pillows make me swoon with the pretty yet soft muted union jack flag much like the rug above. Much more affordable and something I can always change out from time to time or even room to room.
How about these adorable burlap pillows? They have customizable ones with you and your sweethearts initals or even a special date. I think I could try doing it myself and adding ruffles. Something about ruffles makes me excited and although the boyfriend may not really care for them I just love the contrast of the ruff burlap fabric with something soft and feminine. I am thinking ruffles and pearls!
Now this last shop has lots of great things on the cheap. I am thinking window treatments for the majority of the house as well as the sunroom will be bamboo roman shades and white curtains. I want a light and airy feel to the house. Right now majority of the windows have the white industrial looking roller shades so a lot of rooms feel dark and shouldn't considering how many windows are in the house. I think these blinds paired with some cheap IKEA curtains will help filter a lot more light into the house.
And that completes the window shopping. I will probably incorporate a lot of the items into the final room but a lot of other things need to be done such as picking a floor and painting before I can accessorize.