Thank you to Better Homes and Gardens for sponsoring our Summer Room Refresh. All thoughts and opinions are our own. #BHGRefresh
Hi friends! It’s been a few weeks coming, so I am SO EXCITED to finally share with you a little Refresh for Summer Challenge that we did with Better Homes and Gardens! Summer is the PERFECT time to inject a little color into your home. And BOY did we need it. In fact, now that we’re a few weeks into our “refreshed” family room – I cannot believe where we came from! In fact, I didn’t realize how much of our room was centered around our boys and their toys, which is fine, but I knew we could do a little better! Check out this before…
Now our house is very neutral-friendly. I know it will shock some in the blog community but I LOVE neutral beige and grey walls. In fact, I would even normally say that I lean towards warm colors – we have a lot of dark red and black in our home as well. But for this Summer refresh I thought it was the perfect opportunity to lighten it up a bit and bring some of our bright Arizona sun indoors! And what I LOVE about neutral walls and furniture is that it was SO easy to do – with just $250 to shop BHG Live Better products exclusively at Walmart!
And here’s how we achieved our refreshed Summer look. First – we cleaned up the clutter. Oh boy – we had a lot of boy stuff. This was the perfect opportunity for me to go through the TONS of cars, trucks and dinosaurs and put a few bags out for Goodwill. Trust me, they won’t miss a thing. I made sure whatever toys we had could tuck nicely away into our toy boxes and bins. They’re actually pretty good about putting things away after play – so we’ll truly get a few minutes of a family room without toys every now and again!
The next place I focused was on our coffee table. I’m a little bit obsessed with coffee table styling, so I stalked some of my favorite designers to get an idea of what I would LOVE to have on our table. I mean, there was nothing before except laptops and magazines. I had so much fun shopping BHG accessories at Walmart! In fact, I was a little floored about the crazy cute items I found!
Now from what I gathered in all my “research” (oh how I love this job), is that good coffee styling includes trays, flowers or plants, books and magazines and fun trinkets. Done, done and done!
I snagged a fabulous BHG Live Better Bamboo Tray and stacked a succulent and cacti plant I had (with GREAT Summer color, don’t you think?) on top of home decor books.
Tray – check. Books and plants – check. Now to the trinkets! Again, BHG Live Better didn’t let me down. I found these chess piece AND amazing yellow pineapple candles and instantly knew I had to have them. Perfect!
But we weren’t quite done! To balance our tray full of goodness, I also found this GORGEOUS BHG Summer lantern and a lovely aqua candle to go along with! I simply stacked that on top of our Better Homes and Gardens magazines for more colorful fun.
Isn’t it fabulous?! But you know, even after all of those updates, I still had plenty of funds left. A BONUS of shopping the cute BHG Live Better line at Walmart! So where did I go next? PILLOWS! Lots and lots of pillows. I think that may be where I had the most fun.
I brought in fresh and bright colors and varied textures and patterns. I loved the amazing details on all of the pillows, from burlap ribbon trim to intricate stitching. They really added so much life to the room!
Last, but not least – I FINALLY started our gallery wall! I moved our ladder bookcase to the other side of the room and finally hung the FIRST of what will be our family gallery wall. I purchased a Better Homes and Gardens Frame Set with different sizes that was the perfect starter kit! I added what I had at the time and have every intention of adding to the wall over time. I can’t believe we’ve been in this home for 3 years and I’m just now getting family pictures up on the wall!
Phew! So we finally got through it all – what do you think? I think it is MUCH brighter and happier – perfect for this Summer! Now that we’ve infused so much color into the room, I think there’s no going back. And that’s a good thing! So – are YOU inspired to refresh your home for the Summer? Well you’re in LUCK!
Refresh for Summer Pin to Win Sweepstakes
Now you have a chance to refresh your room with the Refresh for Summer Sweepstakes! That’s right – you can pin your way to winning a $500 Walmart gift card! You can also check out all of the other rooms that were refreshed for Summer by some of my favorite bloggers – right here on the Refresh For Summer Pinterest Board! Be sure to PIN what inspires you!
Well I hope you all love our refreshed room as much as we do. So do YOURSELF a favor and head down to Walmart to pick up your bright and cheery BHG Live Better home decor! You won’t be sorry you did…and enter to WIN the Pin to Win Sweepstakes – good luck!