Home Improvement: Living Room
I have seriously been tossing and turning at night with thoughts of fabric choices and paint choices. One of the rooms in my house that was at a point almost picture perfect is now being working on yet again.
Here is what my living room looked like when we were in the process of buying the house (Old home owners furnishings)
Then we moved in and much to everyone in my family’s horror I painted the living room a chocolate brown (excuse my dry cleaning on the chair):
Since then things have continually been tweaked. Those blue chairs are constantly moving around the room and the white chair was actually moved out of the space and landed in the office.
I always felt there was something missing from the wall above the fireplace so a couple of months ago some plates got added, chairs got moved and a new fixture was placed in the corner.
I then felt that the plates added a bit too much of a country vibe so those got taken off the walls. Sorry Jon! He took the time to hang them all up and literally a week later I was thinking of taking them down.
The space above the fireplace was still causing me trouble, but overall I was happy with the way the rest of the room looked. The only thing still driving me crazy was the cornices. I originally left them, because they just looked like they fit in with the house, but I never truly loved them so I was on the search for new window treatments to remove those.
I fell in love with the shades below and I’m actually having them custom made I just need to finalize a fabric choice.
This little detour in changing the window treatments has now turned into something much bigger. I love my decision to paint the walls chocolate brown. It makes the room stand out, it totally reflects my style, because brown is one of my favorite colors and all in all I’ve been happy with it, but I wanted to lighten things up a bit for the summer.
So now new window treatments are being custom made, a new rug has been ordered, a new mirror needs to be ordered and I’m having slipcovers made for the 2 club chairs.
Originally I was dying for this mirror, because come on who doesn’t love a ruffle!
But then I spotted this little number and it was love at first sight!
Which is your favorite?
Whew! All that for a little switch of season. I know it will all be worth it in the end and once the late fall season rolls around I’ll be able to take out the old goods and re-vamp the room once again in time for the holidays.
So am I the only crazy lady that changes my decor per season? I like the idea of doing this, because then I won’t get bored with what is going in the room and want to change everything so quickly. I’ll have one look for fall-winter and then switch it up for spring-summer.
Now I must get going with my fabric picks because before I know it this summer will be over. I can’t believe it’s already June 1st!