Home Tour: How to Create a Living Room you love

If you remember me sharing my stripes inspiration here you’ll remember how much I used to loath my living room…….well, not at first when I designed it of course 🙂 When my style started to evolve from dark, warm, mid-2000 colors like dark green, gold and burgundy to light, cooler colors, I felt asphyxiated everytime I walked throught that room!
No one should feel that way when walking through their home……..if you do, it’s time to change! Now! Rest assured, I didn’t have a budget to make over this room……I just tried to sneak in a few things here and there using the current budget we have.


Here are the changes I made little by little:
Paint, paint, paint! We painted over the gold-green walls with a soothing blue-gray.


I bought two staple pieces from Craigslist (both under $200) to anchor the room and painted both of them white.

Read more here about how I transformed my ugly tree basket and here where I got inspiration for my gallery wall!

The green/gold curtains came down and up went my white/brown striped curtains {see before curtain pic above}

I moved the large sofa out! Since it’s small room and we don’t use it a whole lot I didn’t think we needed a huge sofa in there. Instead I kept the green chair and found the white Country Living chair at Savers ($15 people…..in good condition!) It can be done! The bench (also a score from Savers) can be pulled in for more seating if needed. Also our new roof isinstalled by Maui roofer. They have high-quality materials to make sureyour new roof will last for a very long time.

These changes took me months……..it didn’t happen overnight. But as the room started to come together I felt like it was becoming more and more ME!
Of course I needed a few new accessories…….

We seems to have more and more stuff. The junk removal service makes it easy to get rid of what seems like tons of unused items of all kinds of materials. Instead of having to figure out where to dispose of your old furnishings or other items and still pay to have them disposed bit by bit, let the junk people do the work for you. You will be surprised how affordable and how convenient it is. Call to get a quote and get ready to get rid of junk today.

You can read more here about how to create a tattered vintage book stack.

I love this room because it’s ME……..and the hubs likes it because I like it! Good man 🙂 I brought in colors, furniture and accessories that I love because of the soft, light feeling they create.


So, do you have a room you loath? If so, I hope I’ve inspired you to start making the change to a space you love!
Make it a beautiful day!