So I think its finally time our living room started getting some love. When we moved in we painted and added some blinds and curtains, tossed in our furniture and haven't really shown much attention to this space since then. It's pretty plain, and in need of color. Of course there are tons of things I would like to change - for example our sofas, the floors and the ceiling fan. However the budget does not extend that far so we have to work with what we have for now. It will be a slow process of replacing some things and making some things new. I want to start bringing in some color to the space though so I finally picked up some pillows and accessories to begin this process...
Here's a little trek through time to remember what we started with and where we are now...
We painted all of the trim white and painted the walls. You can't tell but the color is a much softer and calming shade called Tattered Sail by Olympic. We brought in new shades and curtains and that's pretty much it - woooo.
These sofas are pretty comfy but boy I don't like them. But with a two year old and lots of teenagers over all of the time, I'm really not ready to invest into something new until these have just had it. I guess at least they are not neon purple or something.
So here we are now with a few little additions. I'm finally playing around with putting things on the wall - it only took me two years. I have several art and photo things I'm working on so I'll be sharing those soon. For now, here's a glimpse of one of the items I have up so far..
I changed out the old lamp shade with a new one from Target - I love how that seemed to immediately brighten that spot up and it also gives off more light at night. My sweet husband gave me a West Elm gift card for Christmas so I have been picking up a few things here and there like this little birdie, coasters, blue throw and ikat bowl.
I have been looking for pillows - forever. My issue with pillows is usually the price. I just can't get over paying $30 or more for a throw pillow, I just can't do it. Target put a bunch on clearance last week and I snagged a few - this little geometric guy was only $7.58 - I was sold. The white ones are Nate Berkus for Target and they were $12. I was so excited to get such great prices on cute pillows.
One thing about our living room that I need to start tackling is our cord issue - we have many as you can see above. This is not jiving with my new "get organized" kick so I need to get on this. I'll be honest though, I'm kind of dreading this project. When I figure this mess out I will definitely let you know.
So just a few little pops of color brought a lot more warmth and coziness to this space. I'm liking it so far! I have more plans for wall photos and artwork and some cord nightmares to face so this little room is definitely a work in progress. So how about you guys...have any plain rooms that need some pops of color? Do you have sofas that you loathe but are stuck with or cord madness that you dread tackling? Share with me your living room woes!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend and stay safe and warm!
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