Finishing Touches

May 9, 2013

Accessorizing a room takes time despite the insta-rooms we see on tv. I'm trying my best to finish up two rooms right now, my living room and the kids' game room. This is why my cart at Homegoods was piled embarrassingly high with home decor a couple of days ago. I had no idea if many of the things I bought would work once they were in the room, but the good thing is that I can always take back whatever I don't use. I'm not finished yet and still have even more things to buy, but I can already see the fireplace wall taking shape.

I had planned on buying two white vases for the mantel and I found the perfect one, but the problem is there was only one in the store. Isn't that the way it always works out? I bought it anyway and will stalk Homegoods until they bring another one in.

I absolutely adore the new platter, but I'm not sure it goes here so I'm keeping the tag on for now.

I didn't even realize the picture frames needed to be replaced until I started putting it all together. And, I'm fully aware the basket of books is a hot mess. I'll just keep shopping and rearranging until I find the right combination.

Mario also got a doggie accessory. I'm hoping he'll stay off the white sofa and chairs now that he has a new bed. I think he might like it. He laid on it for a while the first night and then promptly "marked" it. Thank goodness it's washable and that he hasn't felt the need for a repeat performance. Don't you just love the way he blends into the fabric? Oh, and that's one of the kids dirty socks he's chewing on. Nice.

I also bought new pillows and hung pictures of the boys up in the game room. At least this wall is finished.

I really love the way this room is turning out. The boys don't have much to say about it, but they do like watching tv and playing video games in here a lot more lately. That's good enough for me because it keeps them off the white sofa and chairs in the living room!


  1. I just bought the same plate for a client that's in the top right on the shelves. i piled my cart up with $350 of shelf items - a TON of things - took them to her house and did the shelved. i only has to return two things. I was so excited! God bless Home Goods!

  2. I think it's looking great! Love all the accessories, I'd put every single one of them in my house too if I had room! I love Home Goods. They just opened in our area last year and I am there almost every week just going through the store. I don't always buy something, but they bring in new things all the time and I don't want to miss anything. haha! Seriously, if I see that vase in our store, I'll let you know and I'll buy it if you want me to send it to you. :)

  3. My favorite part of decorating is adding in the accessories! Both rooms are looking great, Jennifer! Have fun adding the final touches!
    ~ Wendi

  4. I love the white vase Jennifer and all the accessories they make your fireplace really stand out! We have a Home Goods about 30 miles from here so I don't get there very often but do love it!
    Thanks for stopping by and I'm your newest follower:)