Family Room: Cozy Corner & More

Now that the staircase bannister and the fireplace decorations were transitioned over to a more every-day sort of look, I started to work my way around the rest of the family room.  The first project that I took on was this “Cozy Corner” <~~~My name for a grouping of decor that is well thought out and planned to go into a certain space>>>.  I have many such corners in my home but, in this case, this is the corner that I was fixin’ to transform:

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I hated to take that apart as I was really happy with how the Christmas decor turned out (this year was the first time I had decorated that ladder for Christmas).  Anyway, I disassembled this grouping and packed it away for safe keeping and I started to gather the items that would make up my new grouping.

The first thing that I did was to wrap a pip berry garland with a set of 50 deco lights; they are teeny tiny and are so pretty peeking out from the pip berries.

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Let me pause here and provide a link for y’all.  I wrote up an entire blog post describing how I put my Cozy Corners together, here is the link to my Cozy Corners & More post.  I *will* let you know for this project that I did have to glue some pipe cleaners on the backs of those plaques so that I could tie them onto the rungs of the ladder…Note:  I had tried to use Command Strip Velcro, but it just wouldn’t hold.

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That said, I’ll just show you how this turned out in the end. 🙂

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As you can see, I folded a lap quilt nicely and placed it over an old basket, piled some pillows on top, and placed a plaque (that matches a grapevine wreath that I made–I’ll show you that in a minute), and a couple of old Boyd’s Bears.  That sewing basket was my grandmother’s and it serves as a nice little piece with which to add a bit of interest.

In the evening hours, those little lights twinkle so nicely–BTW, those wooden stars are held onto the ladder with velcro…

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So, that little corner was complete and I moved onto the top of the credenza that sits in front of the tv and in between the fireplace and the cozy corner that I highlighted above.  I started by making up a quick little centerpiece…Here is what I came up with:

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As you can see, I gather a bunch of accent pieces but, I don’t always use every single piece, here is the finished centerpiece (I chose not to use one of the plaques and I took the yellow all gerber daisies save for that one fluffy one in the front out of the mix)…

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Here is how that end of the room looks now that it is all transitioned over to a more generic country decor:

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Then I made an arrangement to put on a side table…

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Next I moved on to a table and shelf that separate the kitchen and the family room…IMG_3404

This will give you a bit of perspective as to where these pieces are located:

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And here is that grapevine wreath that I referred to above:

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I absolutely love to decorate and as I have mentioned before, I have no formal training, but gosh, I really do get a feeling of accomplishment when I, little ole me, can actually pull a room together through decor.  I’ve had decades of practice and I’ve spent a ton of time honing my skills; at 50+ years of age, I finally feel as if I’ve found my niche. 🙂

Here is the entire family room completely redecorated for the winter months (and possibly beyond)…the big black blurb close to the fireplace is our Newfie Sophie…haha:

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In my next post, I’ll highlight the kitchen and eating area where I created a new lantern centerpiece for the table…Here is a sneak peek:

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I did a few other things in this area too, so stay tuned…and thanks a bunch for joining me as we transition my home from Christmas to every-day decor. 🙂

Until next time y’all take good care! ❤

**In crafting there are no mistakes just unique creations**

~Arlynn ❤

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