This January, I finally pulled the trigger on a purchase that I had been researching for months. I was scouring my go-to sites daily for affordable decor (Joss & Main, Wayfair, & Zulily) and after weeks of no luck, I expanded my search to my more expensive favorite retailers (Pottery Barn, Serena & Lily, and Crate & Barrel). I found TONS of options, but I just could not for the life of me make a decision. Believe it or not, my big decision was 2 decorative pillows for our family room couch. Crazy – I know. Why are the small purchases sometimes the hardest!? It took me months to decide on 2 pillows and literally 2 days to decide on a 12′ x 15′ rug for our family room. Believe me, the rug was a lot more expensive than the 2 pillows 🙂
I think my hang-up was that the colors of our family room are so comfortable to me. A lot of grays, blue, and white and that is something I have always decorated with. However, I wanted to take a little chance with the pillows and put a splash of unexpected color in the room. Our beautiful rug has a touch of mustard yellow, salmon pink, and mint green – all colors I like but wasn’t sure I wanted to highlight. I finally decided to pull out that salmon pink and purchased 2 really cozy, cotton cable knit sweater pillows in a Paprika color. I had gone back and forth on whether to purchase a pillow with a design or keep it simple. In the end, I decided that the rug had such a strong pattern that simple, classic pillows would look best. The faded “pink” turned out to fit in perfectly and I’m really pleased that the pillows made the room even a touch more comfortable. Yellow lab approved.