Bright + Airy Update on an Older Couch

I updated our couch with a few minor things last week, and oh my gosh – it has changed everything!

 

Backstory on this couch….

This is a couch I’ve had since 2014 when I first graduated college. I honestly had never bought any major furniture, so I had no idea what I was doing when I picked this out lol. Like seriously – why did I think a corduroy couch was a good idea?! In all honestly, though it’s not THAT terrible, and it is CRAZY comfy. But, is has seen better days. Here’s a couple things I did to brighten up this space!

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Cotton Weave Blanket as a Seat “Cover”

I just still can’t swing the corduroy vibe of this couch. I have looked into getting slipcovers for the couch, but it is uniquely shaped so pricey custom slipcovers would have to be made, which I am just not ready to commit to. So my solution the past year has been to use a cream fleece blanket to cover the couch cushions. This has actually worked out really well! But the couch has started to feel a little frumpy. Though the fleece blanket was soft, it would move and get bunched up every time we sat on the couch. I felt like no matter how many times I washed the blanket, it still looked dingy.

The other day I found this white queen size cotton weave blanket and loved the feel of it. It is super thin and the cotton weave gives it a comfy texture. I feel like it has brightened up the space, and feels more crisp!

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Fun, Unique Throw Blanket

I also found this thin blanket with fringe on the ends. It has such a fun and unique vibe, I love that it adds a little playfulness to the space. It also is a cream color, which helps tie the beige couch to the white cotton weave blanket. It is pretty thin, so it’s ideal for this hot months right now.

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Swapped the Wreath

If you watched my stories, then you know I REALLY wanted to move my window/wreath to my eating area, but Brandon is afraid it’s too heavy for our walls – and I think he is probably right. So I decided to actually swap out the magnolia wreath which was originally over the couch, and replaced it with this faux eucalyptus wreath from Hearth & Hand (it is no longer online, but THIS one is similar). I felt like the magnolia wreath I had there before was heavy and reminded me of winter. I like this eucalyptus  wreath better, it just seems lighter and more airy!

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I also put a little green plant and some books on the end of the shelf to add a little more charm.

Refreshed the Coffee Table Decor

Lastly, I refreshed the coffee table decor with blush hydrangeas. Though this isn’t directly a change I did to the couch, I feel like this simple update made the entire space feel more open and airy. I had previously had the coffee table styled with several pieces of decor, and these fresh flowers give it a crisp feel now.

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P.S. my hydrangeas are sitting in a 50cent fishbowl from Goodwill and I love it. Read THIS post to learn my Goodwill thrifting tips

Progress not Perfection…

Our entire living room isn’t complete yet. I still want to switch out that hideous chevron lamp shade (again another college-girl purchase…. ugh lol). I also desperately need to update our gallery wall with photos. And there’s about a dozen other things I’d like to get done until this area is “complete”.

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But here’s the thing… If I waited until everything was *perfect* to post, then who knows when I would ever post about our home, heck – I probably wouldn’t even have a blog. I like to remind myself that things don’t have to be perfect and I should celebrate my imperfect progress.

Do you need the same reminder? I hope you give yourself some love today and remind yourself of this.

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