Upon buying our first house, my fiance and I became overwhelmed with making it homey. We had all the “basics” when it came to furniture— a new entertainment center, a new couch, new rug and our coffee table. But our walls were painfully blank and our space wasn’t as welcoming as I had hoped it would be.
When we moved, I was so happy to discover that the local Big Lots was only 15 minutes away from our new place. I knew this would be just the place to visit for making our house a home.
I absolutely love our new sectional couch, but it didn’t look very inviting. I like snuggling up at night when watching shows, so I knew we needed some extra accessories for the sectional.
Adding some cream throw pillows and teal throw blankets instantly made the area warmer. We also placed a small pet bed under the coffee table for our kitties to snuggle up nearby. Hanging up a metal art frame helped take up the white space on the walls.
The previous owner of our house mounted their flat screen. We didn’t want to do the same, but there were these unsightly outlets in the middle of the wall that were left behind. On top of that, the room felt short since your eyes were drawn downward at the TV. It all just looked a little goofy.
We installed a floating shelf about three feet above the TV, which helped bring your eye higher in the room to even out the space. At Big Lots, we loved picking up little knick knacks to decorate the shelf with. We found these cute elephant figurines made of wood, and the “Love” art print to display. I also grabbed two small vases, which we filled with wine corks we had been saving. I picked up some faux flowers to add in this wine bottle I wrapped with twine— such an easy home decor DIY! I love the end result, which was inexpensive but adds a ton of character to the room.
To the right of the couch, we have a long wall leading from the front door to the back of the house. While we plan to add some shelves and potentially a bar cart in the future, I wanted to utilize the space for art.
Big Lots has such a great selection of affordable art, it was hard to pick which ones we wanted! I went for two metallic paintings— one of the globe and one more abstract. There was also this really neat nail-and-thread art piece that matched our teal theme in the room. I think these added a great element of flash to the wall.
The Big Lots home decor aisle really helped our home feel cozier and personal. I can’t wait to add even more to the room— perhaps from the seasonal aisle next time!