The first item on my list is to make a push to complete that last 20% or so left in our living room. This room is a bit multipurposed; it serves as our entry way & foyer, my studio, then into an actual seating & TV area, all open:
|This is a shot of the room back when I had just finished painting.|
So far we've come a pretty long way in this room including:
*The Paint Job- I transformed the walls from a warm tan to a cool grey & painted the ceilings too.
*Rearranged the Furnature- We flipped placement of everything in this room, creating a nicer, more functional & flowing space.
*Hung Art- I arranged & hung this gallery wall & we hung these large black & whites behind the couch.
However, paired with the modern look of the grey walls, once the art was hung it was obvious to me that I needed to redecorate- replace the old tan, brown, green & blue palette with something to coordinate with black, white, & grey. So, I've decided to keep the tan (since our couch isn't going anywhere anytime soon), kick out all brown, blue, & green and replace it with brighter pops of color throughout the room (mostly to tie into the gallery wall).
I thought I'd start with replacing the couch pillows & curtains since those are the easiest & cheapest changes that will make the most impact.
I just finished the pillows and am so happy with their immediate impact! Just this small change really helps me see the direction I want to take this room and helps me ignore all of the things I still can't stand- like those orange & cream candles, and that really unmatching rug.
Next on the list will be two things:
1. Get our entry way cleaned up and reorganized. Ideally I wanted to build a board and batton area to the right of the couch and add coat hooks & a shelf to it. However, we've been stalling for so long on this project that it's now winter and our coats are all over the place driving us nuts! So, we decided to forget about that elaborate plan and just get some simple coat hooks & a shoe rack. More on that soon!
2. Get those curtains made! Right now there's brown ones up, and I bought a shiny charcoal & white fabric. The plan is to create wide stripes with those two fabrics and make floor length drapes.
Once those two things are done, it'll be down to smaller details- mount the TV, get rid of unnecessary clutter & furniture in this room, start adding a few pops of color in the room that actually match, hang & frame a few smaller art pieces, and eventually put that rug somewhere else and get something black & white??
Yea...that's about 20%, right?? Haha. More soon!
Question- Do you have any unfinished rooms in your house driving you nuts?