it needs some help // LIVING ROOM

a couple weeks ago i shared my words for 2013 – daring & established. i also talked about how PROJECT NEW HOME was going to help me with fulfilling both these words… i am daring to establish myself. ah.
i can get overwhelmed at times (my husband can attest to that) so i made a plan to go through our new house ONE room at a time. once i FINISH that room, i can move onto the next! it also gives me time to wait for my monthly allowance!
i just took down decorations and chose to not fill in the empty spaces so that i could start PROJECT NEW HOME. here is my lackluster living room:

BOX ONE: awkward corner chair needs a friend to sit with at that coffee table. green?! man, you cannot beat free so i’ll have to work around it. white wall? a lot of nothing. i think something like chevron or strips would be fun to do. it would make for a great accent wall.  
BOX TWO: love my fireplace but really need to make it shine. a place for the wood, fireplace tools, and a fun mantel display. i like the burlap coffee bag – but i might have to go and so do the white walls.
BOX THREE: that back corner is an odd little place. thinking about just building or buying an ottoman to put back there to make a little reading nook. curtains in the window are also a must.

BOX FOUR:  new blanket (love that it is from bruce’s childhood but we can put it in our movie room). and that big space of a wall, i am thinking art wall!

first step… paint.
looks like date day will be spent at Home Depot!

do you have any ideas for this room? i always love suggestions! 

Author: Elizabeth Mayberry

  • Are you painting your mantel too? That could be fun πŸ™‚

    YES to stripes. YES to curtains. Pops of color.

    You could do one large frame over the mantle or two medium sized ones. Maybe maps? To go with your pillows πŸ™‚ Or you could go with a mirror…a round one maybe? Or you could find old window frames and put them up there. Ooooh and you could do candles/twinkle lights on your mantle.

    Sorry, I'm stuck on the couch with nothing to do πŸ˜‰

    Whatever you do is going to look GREAT. And I can't wait until the next time I come see you to see it all in person πŸ™‚ Miss you.

  • I just threw up in my mouth. Look at my old living room!!! YIKES!

  • Not to be creepy but I love old posts like this, where you really get to see the progress! Such a fun space to design!! πŸ™‚

  • hahah! I love it! My husband saw this the other day and said "I can't believe we lived in a room that looked like that!" lol!