I liked our living room before. But since we were going to have to switch things up anyway, I took the opportunity to lighten it up a bit. So here is the before version....
And here is the lighter, brighter after version.
We had wanted to bring in a sectional, but after much deliberation, we liked the idea of adding a second sofa instead. So we purchased another sofa identical to the one we already had (an Ektorp from IKEA) and bought fresh new linen slipcovers for both.
Then I decided to switch out the dark rug for a fresh and pretty blue version...which, of course, necessitated switching out the dark pillows for some new spring-y colored ones. The entry hall with its hand-painted wall remained the same...I loved the wall and couldn't change it.
I just love this view of the living room.
And here is the other side of the living room. We placed the TV against the gallery wall. You may recall that I really wanted a mirrored console to put the TV on...so we MADE one. Well, we purchased an old dresser off of our local online classifieds, then painted it and added the mirror ourselves!! I'll give you the full run-down on how we did it tomorrow. I absolutely LOVE the way it turned out!
Then we just moved the photos on our gallery wall to frame out the TV. It's a great way to incorporate a TV into the design of a room.
Here's another picture of the opposite side of the room. ( The ugly black eyesore over the window is actually for the surround sound that will be going up at some point...oh the joy.) I brought my moss monogram in from the front door because it is so windy here, and the letter is so light that it was getting ruined on the door...it found a nice home on top of the bookcase.
A close up of the sofa and throw pillows. Love the colors.
And one final view of the over all room. Such a happy change.
Coffee Table: World Market
Pillows: Custom using fabric purchased at Hobby Lobby
Bookcase: Pottery Barn
TV Console: Thrifted then refinished by us
Have a great day~