Shutters & Accent Walls

I had a hard time falling asleep last night because I had just so many ideas swirling around in my head of what the downstairs will eventually look like. I have very lofty plans for the living room. It an interesting shape, sort of like a parallegram, and it has two entrances both from the kitchen.

The first time I saw the living room this is what it looked like- so very full of clutter. 3 walls are sort of toupe, and then there’s the deep dried blood colored “accent” wall.. though I’m not quite sure what it is meant to accent. I fell in love with this room despite the clutter- the huge  bay window, the built in book nook, the hardwood floors.  Then, yesterday, I got to see it again in a far less cluttered state:

Yup, still in love. My goal is to have the 3 toupe walls painted white, and to turn the accent wall into an actual accent wall. I want that wall, and the kitchen that is located in front of the living room, to be a nice pale yellow. It’ll be so bright and sunny in there, perfect for reading (or in my case, internetting). I had dreams of finding a reasonable priced yellow couch for the side of the room opposite the accent wall, but that just doesn’t exist. So now I’m hoarding an overstuffed white Rowe couch in my boxed up apartment instead. I will get a gray slipcover for it. Black coffee tables and end tables. Black shutters up over the couch with yellow framed pictures hanging from them. Hopefully a gray and yellow patterned rug.  

 Because I’ve packed up my external harddrive, where Photoshop lives, here’s my cheap Paint version of a room plot. I have no idea where to find that yellow chair, but everything else is just Target and Ikea. I love the look of yellow, black, gray, and white. And also, those are the colors of Batman so bonus points there.


4 thoughts on “Shutters & Accent Walls

  1. Sometimes you can find good stuff at Marshalls or I don’t know if you have a Home Goods near you. is also a good website for area rugs, lamps, wall pictures etc.

    You can do a lot on a room with the right area rug, I see you like yellow. My last color obsession was green (grass green), not sure what my next color will be maybe turqouise.

    Since I have not found my new home yet I may have to live thru your experience for the time being. Great ideas!

    • We do have a Marshalls, I’m actually headed there this afternoon to browse around! My first stop is the Scratch & Dent in hopes of a serious bargain…then Marshalls and Pier One. I’m definitely going to take my time and only spend money on things I am in love with- even the cheap stuff is expensive so it’s not worth just buying things you know you want to replace later one! I’m so glad you enjoy my blog :). Thanks for reading!

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