Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Living room makeover

When we moved in almost a year and a half ago, I didn't know how I wanted to set up the living room.
The space is a bit awkward due to almost no natural light being available.
With the playroom being right off of the living room, I spent a long time making the playroom look the way I wanted it to, and then finally decided to remove the curtains that separated the rooms.
We are saving a fortune on our electricity bill, too.
I didn't really have the electricity bill in mind when we first moved in. 
Ha.
You can see the full "before" post HERE.
Here's a little snippet of what the room used to look like:


And here is the "after":


Having natural light in this space makes all the difference!
Oh how I love you, sunshine.
A bit of paint and some furniture rearranging was really all this space needed.

The living room is right behind the kitchen, and the kitchen is the first room you see to the left when you walk in our front door.
There is a little cut-out in the kitchen where the living room peeks through.
You can see the full kitchen post HERE.


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I always thought that you had to have curtains in a living room.
Changing my views has changed this space so much!

What do you think?!
(Be sure to check out the "before" post to get the full effect of this makeover.)

Happy Tuesday!
xo

17 comments:

  1. Oh i love it...and I love love love that bow garland...its so sweet!

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  2. You did so awesome!!! Love it, I love all the colors used. It is definitely huge Difference from before I bet you can't wait to relax and have that baby:)Happy tues:)

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  3. I love, love, love, love it! Love the natural light, the little bits of lovely everywhere, the washi tape mantle, all the fireplace goodness, the mix of textures, colors....oh just all of it!! It looks like 'home' now :)

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  4. I love this! So cute, fun, modern, and I love your fireplace!

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  5. cute! Love the bright colors! And the books in the fireplace...too fun!

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  6. I love what you did with the fireplace! It is so hard as a mom to incorporate the kid toys into the design! I guess we all have to realize it is a part of our lives and homes now :)

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  7. the blue mason jars on the mantle are my fave!

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  8. looks great! love the aqua touches & the natural light!

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  9. I love the pops of blue and books in the fireplace :)

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  10. The books in the fireplace, the light, all the pillows...and omg the bow garland! I love it :D

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  11. Wow, so gorgeous! I just want to curl up on that couch with a good book. I am super jealous of your brick fireplace - you did a great job!

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  12. I love your house! It is such a mix of styles and REAL decorating. I especially love the vintage touch!

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  13. My inlaws have the same wood coffee and end tables from ikea. I like them better in your house ;) Your living room looks awesome!

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  14. Natural light is key. I'm jealous.

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  15. Looks great! Loving the new random pops of color!

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