I’ve been whining about my living room a whole lot lately, so I thought I’d post pictures to show the current state that it’s in. It’s really not terrible, it’s just that every other room in the house is much closer to looking how I want it to so in comparison this one stinks.
- One day I’d really like that bench to be replaced with two over sized armchairs, but as I’ve said a million times chairs are wildly expensive
- I’d like to get an 8×10 carpet in this room to separate the “sitting space” from the “walking space.” This room is a strange shape and with three entrances (2 from the kitchen, one from the stairs) it really needs to have some lines drawn. However, I’ve found there is an absolute hole in the market for affordable rugs that aren’t plain looking.
- I can’t decide if my window feels too naked- I want to pain the trim (not the inside, just the outer) white for sure, but I wonder if I want to add an extra drapery across the top. What do you think?
Taking a step back, you can really see the size and shape of the room. Out of view all the way to the left is the front door, and we’re pretty sure that coat closet actually used to be a fireplace. You can see here how an 8×10 rug that starts at the base of the coach would outline the living room area from the walkway area.
I don’t think I’ve ever posted a picture from this angle, which is really what you need to understand the open floor concept of the downstairs. Here you can see the two entrances from the kitchen and the entrance from the stairs, as well as the wall art I made myself after getting some Pinterest inspiration. The room looks awfully bare and sad from this direction, but you can see how the yellow kitchen works with the yellow and gray living room. The kitchen is the same paint color as the living room accent wall directly across from it.
If you look, the far wall of the room is still the original white truffle paint color I immediately repainted in the rest of the room. The white truffle travels from the front door, up the stairs, and into the hallway. This is another way I made a “path” from space to space.
The gallery wall is getting cluttered and magnificent! I need to add some other shapes to it, I think I’m going to get an “M” and an “F” up there to represent Matt’s and my last names as well as a few more circular shaped things.
One day I hope to have a couch without a slipcover on it, because the droopy mush mess of a couch we have right now drives me absolutely insane. However, I paid $60 for it sooooo I probably should complain.
And here’s a close up of our current display, I don’t have any Easter decorations so this has been out for a bit. The tray is from Target (so cute!), the white bowl is from a consignment shop, the glasses fillers are from a wedding centerpiece I got last summer, and the candles are from Ikea. Love love love the old look of this.
So there you go, my living room from as many angles as I could get! I wish the floor was nicer, and the radiators were nicer, and the couch was less slumpy, and we had chairs instead of a bench, and a rug down on the floor. I wish, I wish, I wish. All in due time!