Decorating Trend: Dark Walls in the Bedroom

I mentioned in a client project post that I just love dark walls in a bedroom. It makes the room sophisticated, cozy and who wouldn’t sleep better with a dark room? Clearly I like extremes when it comes to bedroom walls because not long ago I painted our bedroom white. Both options give you kind of a blank slate to be creative with the rest of the decor. Here are some great examples:

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I think the key to pulling off this look is adding pops of white in the room: bedding, molding, accessories, art, etc. What do you think of this look? Would you or have you painted your bedroom walls dark?

Babies Update

I’ve made it to 32 weeks, which is a huge milestone for twins. Who am I kidding, every day is a milestone when you’re pregnant with twins, especially when you’re waddling around looking like this:

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 32 Weeks

Our last check up was on Monday and both babies are doing great. The average for twins delivery is 35 weeks and average weight is 5.5 lbs, so we were thrilled to hear that our girls are 4.4 lbs and 4.6 lbs at 32 weeks! I’m just hoping to stay pregnant as long as possible (our goal is 38 weeks) and bed rest for the past month seems to be helping. I’ll continue to be on bed rest until I deliver, which isn’t fun, but I expected it. It will be so worth it in the end for these girls to grow as healthy as possible.

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Hanging out in “bed rest central” ready for my doctors appointment (the highlight of my week)

Waiting is the hardest thing to do in my opinion; I am so impatient. My current situation has made me sit around and think and worry (I mean you can only binge watch so many shows on Netflix and read so many books). I recently read a great devotion on prayer and was reminded to turn those thoughts and worry into prayer, and have peace while waiting for prayers to be answered.

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Please keep us in your prayers over the next few weeks. I don’t know if I’ll have many more of these updates before the babies come, if I can I will, but I will definitely be updating instagram, so be sure to follow me there: @kelleylively

Fall Decor from Target

There’s still time to add some fall accents around your home before Thanksgiving, and Target is having a home decor sale: 30% off. They also have free shipping through the holidays so you don’t even have to leave your house (my kind of shopping)! I love items that can be used throughout the year, not just the holidays. Here are a few of my favorites:

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1. Mini Dried Leaf Wreath- I bought a dried leaf wreath from Target years ago for my front door and it still looks great, season after season. I like how this one can stretch through Christmas as well!

2. Metal Wire Lantern- Fall is all about using natural accents, but I love a little sparkle added in with all of the rustic decor. This lantern can absolutely be used year round in various rooms throughout the house.

3. Plaid Throw- Something about plaid makes me think about fall. This throw blanket comes in several colors and would look great with fall and winter decor.

4. Basket Tray- I’m a huge fan of trays, they’re so versatile. They can go on a kitchen island or counter, coffee table, side table, dining room table or be used for serving appetizers.

5. Fall Figurines- Another easy way to add some glitz in an otherwise natural, rustic decor is gold figurines. Incorporate these in your dining room table setting or buffet table. They can also be used throughout the year as kitchen decor.

6. Decorative Vase Fillers- Buy a package or two of vase fillers and you’ll find a million uses year after year.

7. Wood Candle Holder- Wooden candle holders are great to have on hand for any occasion, especially for the holidays. These can be used in a casual setting or be dressed up.

For more Thanksgiving table decorating ideas, visit here.

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