A few weeks ago, mr.pate and I bought a new couch. We were completely blessed by our families & friends with enough hand me downs to fill our home when we got married. But after four years on the same couch (which had already served many years in another home), we were getting more than ready to fork over the dough to be more comfortable. Not only did we get a new couch, but we got curtains for the first time since we moved into the house (I have just never seen the point really) and a new rug! So here are some pics of before's and after's:
Before (from a few different months):
Our super cute, comfy and really-cheap-for-a-rug area rug (excuse the lazy dog that refused to move):
Cute new super soft throw pillows (I have a thing for cute throw pillows... maybe an obsession):
I am really pleased with the room & especially the price overall. Decorating a house can be so expensive! In light of the recent tragedy in Haiti, I just couldn't help but be somewhat annoyed with myself/guilted by the fact that we spend time thinking about what window treatment will look best in our rooms while some have no home, food, or family. But I know the Lord knows my heart, and I just prayed He would protect us from being consumed with all the material details. We found some curtains that were to die for at Target, soo soo cute! But man curtain panels are expensive! Who knew? When we found the clearance ones that were only $5 and matched the room it was just too hard to justify spending triple or quadruple the amount on something that just hangs there, you know? Anyhow, I am totally rambling at this point. The point is, the pate living room update is complete and I think we are good for the next 20 years! Ha, heres to hoping eh?