If you have been around here for any time at all, you know that our house has more than its fair share of red…a lot more.So when it comes to holidays like Christmas, the 4th of July, and Valentine’s Day, adding red seasonal touches to our rooms is pretty easy. (Easter, on the other hand, is a challenge!)
I thought I would share a few of the little details that have cropped up here – mainly in the bedrooms and one of the bathrooms. Remember these are small things – just enough to remind you to celebrate the special day. It doesn’t have to be a big overhaul of a room to decorate for the holiday. In the master bedroom it is simply a live plant and a heart shaped dish of Hershey kisses.
In the master bath, the long handled brush is tied on with a red ribbon.
And there is another gerbera daisy plant on the dresser in there by the bathtub.
Here is a closer look at it. I used a gift box (from Christmas) and tied the lid on the back with ribbon. The plant just sits in a zip lock bag inside the gift box.
Over Christmas, my husband cut leftover scraps of beadboard to fit inside our large bathroom cabinet. The strips fit inside the back of the cabinet and are not nailed in so that they can be removed when I want the original back of the cabinet to show.
Of course, I had him paint the beadboard red.
(Oh, and the bars of soap in the jar there are wrapped in red printed gift wrap and tied with red ribbon.)
Wander a couple of doors down the hallway, and you will find our daughter’s room. I bought a red metal mailbox over Christmas and never had a chance to use it in any of our holiday decorations, so I decided that our daughter’s room would be a good place for it for Valentine’s Day. (I am sure you will see it again for other holidays.)
Those are valentines tied with ribbon in front of it. I added another small mailbox to her desk, and the jar above it is filled with chocolate candy wrapped in red.
Since she is working at Disney, she won’t be able to be home. We had to mail her Valentine things to her, so the mailboxes were fitting for her room here. And she follows the blog so she can see the little decorations here.I have not added any Valentine things to our sons’ room, but I did want to show you my bargain linens I found at TJMaxx right before Christmas. You may remember I found some yellow quilts at Target that I had in there a while back (see the post here). Well I found an even better sale on some sets of quilts and shams that I could not resist using in there for the holidays. The yellow will return for spring. (Sorry for the dark photo. It is difficult to photograph in front of that window late in the day.)
Here is the gallery wall bed.
And although this isn’t red, I thought you might want to know about the area in back of the boys’ bookshelves. It had been yellow, but since I am now frequently changing color schemes in that room with their linens, I felt I needed to have a neutral wall color in that space. So I painted it the same color as the walls. (Benjamin Moore’s Brandon Beige)
With that, you are now all caught up with the decorating news in the bedroom wing of the house. I will be back with red in other areas of the house and a super easy diy art project in my next post. I hope you will like it.
Until next time…