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.

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…….

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!