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It’s been awhile, but if you took the farmhouse Christmas tour, then you may have noticed that there were a few changes/updates to the living room there. Usually just about the time I declare a room “done”, it turns out that I either add, takeaway or switch something up. #storyofmylife
These little changes though really brought the room together even more.
Here’s what happened…
The art I had gotten for our master bedroom ended up not working at all in there. The colors just did not mesh well with the other colors in the space. Luckily though, it did work well in the living room, so I started a game of musical art.
I moved two of the botanical prints that had been above the sofa to above the television and hung the piece of art that was originally for our master above the sofa. It actually ended up being a much better scale for that area anyways!
And the botanical prints took up the perfect amount of blank space above the television.
I felt like the television area still needed a little something though. I had held onto the plugin wall sconces from our last home’s living room ever since we moved because I loved them so much. And as it turned out, those fit perfectly on either side of the tv.
There’s one other small addition to this area. Our DISH Hopper and Amazon Alexa. Easily control TV with your voice…
Our DISH Hopper DVR got a new buddy – an Amazon Alexa. Do you have one? Have you heard of them? Let me just go on and tell you that our family considers it the cat’s meow when it’s paired with our DISH Hopper. I didn’t think the DISH Hopper could get much better since it already lets us record up to 16 channels at once, has Netflix built in and lets you easily skip commercials, but pairing it with Amazon Alexa is icing on the cake.
The DISH Hopper + Amazon Alexa union provides you with Hands-Free TV™ viewing. You can tell Alexa to turn to a show or channel you want to watch, to search for certain movies, actors, or actresses and to even pause, fast forward, rewind and more – all with just the sound of your voice.
I’m pretty sure as soon as it hears the Circus say “Alexa…,” it starts searching for Tom and Jerry, the Circus’ newfound current favorite cartoon.
For a limited time and while supplies last, DISH is offering new customers a Free Hopper DVR and Voice Remote. That means you can really maximize your lazy days by simply hitting a button on the remote and telling your Hopper what to show you instead of searching through hundreds of channels.
To get more information on what all DISH has to offer or to go ahead and take advantage of the Free Hopper + Voice Remote offer, call 866-614-3461.
The one last small change I made in here was on the opposite side of the room with this little nook.
I forgot I had this pillow that was my great aunt’s until I was going through storage cabinets one day and found it. I’ve always loved the colors on it, but never had a perfect place for it.
I was tickled pink when it fit in so well with that chair and the rest of the living room space.
Don’t you just love it when those little unexpected things make everything mesh so perfectly together?