Staircase Makeover

Forever making changes to our home and that is the fun and creative part.  The curved staircase is one of my favorite features in this house, but it has been a little challenging for me to decorate over the years.  November and December are easy because the space is perfect for the Christmas tree.  January to October, hmmm . . . .

This weekend I finally hung some mirrors on the wall.  I tried one large starburst mirror at first, but it wouldn’t hang because of the curve and where the hook needed to be, so I ended up using a trio of smaller mirrors.  (On a side note, talk about starburst mirror crazy- I realized I have two in our bedroom, one in the half bath, and now three here.)

I had the blue/greyish settee from Target for a long time, but recently covered it with our Ikea throw and added some patterned pillows.  This geometric rug wasn’t being used, so I added it for some fun pattern play.  I love the pop of green that the plant brings- the tag says it requires bright light so I’ve been moving it to the dining room window sometimes.  It seems to be doing okay for now.  The woven basket is from HomeGoods. 
I already had the mirrors and was going to put them over the headboard in the guest room.  The far left mirror I had spray painted gold, then painted black when I decided to use it here.  I think they are all from Target.  The smaller one comes in a pack of two.  Seeing them photographed makes me think I need to play with the arrangement a little more. 
The rug was also a HomeGoods find.  It may be too busy, but I’m working with what I have for now. 
The Nate Burkus lamp is from Target also and the side table is Overstock.  What do you think of this little makeover?  
I hope you have a great week!  I think I finally figured out how to make TWITTER more enjoyable for me by finding some new friends over the weekend.  If you want to follow me, I’m @honeywerehome
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  1. September 9, 2013 / 11:39 am

    Love the whole look! That rug is so pretty and I love how the cane plant gives a little touch of brightness to the area.

    • September 10, 2013 / 3:21 pm

      Yes, so glad I added the plant- life and green!

  2. September 9, 2013 / 11:49 am

    We love a good staircase! Looks great… I've been wanting that Overstock table and love seeing it in your space! Happy Week!!
    -A&H (birdsofafeatherdesign)

    • September 10, 2013 / 3:22 pm

      These mirrors hung okay, but the first one wouldn't bc of the curve.

  3. September 9, 2013 / 12:49 pm

    That spot is looking so pretty. Love the mix of patterns and metals.

  4. September 9, 2013 / 1:09 pm

    It looks amazing! I wouldn't change a thing. Love all the different patterns and textures.

  5. September 9, 2013 / 1:14 pm

    Wow, looks fantastic! I love the throw mixed with the patterned pillows.

  6. September 9, 2013 / 1:38 pm

    It's fabulous, Megan! I LOVE your mix of patterns and think the rug is perfect! That throw from Ikea rocks, isn't it the best buy!

    • September 10, 2013 / 3:23 pm

      I really like it- have also seen it in some other blogger's homes. 🙂

  7. September 9, 2013 / 1:44 pm

    I love the throw over the settee and the plant! I love the bright fun pop of green in otherwise neutral spaces!!!

  8. September 9, 2013 / 2:15 pm

    Love how this looks! Envious of that curved staircase.

  9. September 9, 2013 / 2:50 pm

    I love it. It all works together. I love the little mirrors too.

  10. September 9, 2013 / 3:22 pm

    This looks fabulous, I really like black and white decorating. A green pillow on the settee might be nice also!

    • September 10, 2013 / 3:24 pm

      I have a cool green pillow I can try- it has a trellis pattern.

  11. September 9, 2013 / 3:23 pm

    Looks beautiful Megan! I don't think the rug is too busy at all. Looks great with the throw and pillows.

  12. September 9, 2013 / 3:23 pm

    I love it girl. The mirrors look so great there. I can only imagine with your new striped walls how great this all looks.

  13. September 9, 2013 / 3:59 pm

    Ooooh I really like the new mirrors…it gives some style and dimension to the space.

  14. September 9, 2013 / 4:12 pm

    That trio is perfect!!! and your pics look amazing!

  15. September 9, 2013 / 4:31 pm

    Don't change anything. Best design idea in all of blog land right now! I love It!!!!! I think the bright colors that I am seeing everywhere are so pretty. For a little girls room, But this, is very sophisticated! Great job.

    • September 10, 2013 / 3:25 pm

      Such a nice compliment Cathy!

  16. September 9, 2013 / 4:37 pm

    wow! it looks great!!!

    • September 10, 2013 / 3:26 pm

      I know you love gold! 😉

  17. September 9, 2013 / 6:01 pm

    It looks great! Love the black and white with gold and green splashes! I'm not a big twitter fan, but begrudgingly participate for my blog purposes. My handle is @babymamajuice.

    • September 10, 2013 / 3:27 pm

      I'm following you!

  18. September 9, 2013 / 6:29 pm

    It looks fantastic! I agree with Lauren…I wouldn't change a thing.

  19. September 9, 2013 / 8:22 pm

    Love the cluster of sunburst mirrors and mixture of patterns! & hearts;

  20. September 9, 2013 / 10:55 pm

    It looks fabulous!! I love the rug and the touch of green. Loving the sunburst mirrors too!! Great job!!

  21. September 10, 2013 / 3:20 pm

    Wow- followed for a year, thanks so much! I had one mirror painted gold but it blended too much with the wall so I painted it black. The green throw is one of my favorite parts of the fall decor post! 😉

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