A few days after Christmas, the house was quite. My three kiddos were happily playing outside in the snow together and my husband was at work. So I found a cute cheesey Christmas movie on Netflix (a chick flick type one, that I knew my husband would mock if he were home. ha!) and decided to watch it while I took down all of our Christmas decorations.
After nearly everything was packed away and our fresh tree was set out on the curb for garbage pick up, I realized how empty and bare our living room looked. It was clean and simple, which was fine, but it lacked color. I wanted to add some colorful accessories to the room without spending any money.
Then I remembered that a dear friend of ours had so generously just given us three big boxes of books. They were just sitting in our guest room, waiting to be read and put on a shelf somewhere. I decided to look through them and see if any of them had covers that would match the colors I had in my living room.
I found just what I was looking for. Three greenish-bluish books. I stacked them right on top of each other and, in a subtle way, they instantly added more color to the room.
I was thrilled to know that I didn't have to spend any money to add more color to our living room. All I had to do was find some colorful books!