Below is a shot of my beautiful rusty red curtains. Les actually picked them out! We had gone curtain shopping with my very house-decor-wise friend Jackie when we first moved in so she could help give us some advice. But it was Les who shone through in a moment of brilliance when he randomly picked up a package of curtains that were on sale and tossed them in my direction. It turns out, they were the best ones in the store, and we have gotten many a compliment on them.
Anyway...so I went back to the store where we bought the curtains over 2 years ago and I ended up finding matching cushions! I only started off with 2 to see if I liked them, so I'm needing to go back and get a couple more. But the two that I bought were $17 bucks.
The vase and 'sticks' that are on the side are what you will see when you walk into my house. We have a triangle ledge at the bottom of our staircase going upstairs. This spot used to accumulate a lot of JUNK, but now that I have something pretty to go in this corner, I have been doing really well at keeping it free of anything other than this. Yay, me! Total cost: $20 bucks!
So that is a little tour of my new and improved living room. I am really loving it. Of course you don't get the full effect from these separate pictures -- but if I took a picture of the whole room, then I'd have to clean it first!!