It’s February! How did this happen. We are a week into the shortest month of the year. I love how fast February flies by because its one step closer to spring and lovely March. But this year, I am slowing down a bit and trying to embrace every moment. I am joining in with styling the seasons to take time to enjoy the various corners of my home. Playing with home accessories has always made me smile. I also am a huge fan of wooden crates and the shabby chic farm look. So this month I am teaming up Lilly Loray as well. I was so excited to receive this stunning wooden crate to add to my new back room. While the furniture is taking longer to get here than expected, typical I know, we have one corner all finished.
What I love about a wood crate is that you can do so many different things with it. With a single crate you can turn it up right to make it a nice side table next to a chair or sofa. Then add a lamp, vase of flowers, or your favorite book. Either way, it adds that rustic feel to your room. I am a huge fan of all neutral colors with creams, whites, greys with a splash of wood to make it pop. You can even turn it on it’s side to make a shorter and wider side table.
Why not go for a bigger focal piece and create shelves out of a few crates. I love this look. I can imagine I will rearrange them weekly like the rest of my shelves in my house. Nothing ever stays the same here. You could have two crates on their side and two on top standing tall for storage and display shelves in a dining room or living room.
This month I have been playing with my Lilly Loray Crate all over the house. It frequents my instagram photos quite often. It holds my afternoon coffee or tea while I am going through emails or reading a new book while littlest naps. I think it’s going to tie in well with our new sofa and armchair that’s coming next month.
Each month, Katy from Apartment Apothecary and Charlotte from Lotts and Lots run a monthly blogging series called Styling the Seasons. Go check out the most beautiful and inspiring images by searching #stylingtheseasons on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Moving around home accessories gives you that little bit of change and a new perspective every so often. It gives it a feeling of fresh and new without spending money. I love it.
This month along with styling a new corner of my own house, I am hosting a giveaway so you have the chance to style your own too. What would you do with your Lilly Loray Crate? Enter below. Good luck!