Home decorating has always been a passion of mine… and I was ever so lucky to reach into that creative outlet and help this mama work on updating some of her house.
A few weeks ago, I shared how we added just a few key elements to freshen up her dining room space. This week… I am showcasing her living room.
The Thompson’s have an open floor plan – the kitchen, dining, & living room are all one large area. The living room alone takes up half of the room though. They have two key elements that I love… beautiful stone surrounding their fireplace & gorgeous hardwood floors. There is natural light, but because of the large room size it doesn’t brighten up the room too much. They also chose to paint a large wall maroon, which is a beautiful, yet dark(er) in color. So my goal with the living room space was to tie in their style, but to bring it bright & natural pieces.
I am going to break up this tour into 3 spaces: The reading nook, the sofa, & the fireplace.
First up is the reading nook. Missy already had the key pieces of furniture needed in her living room space. A large (dark) brown sectional & a cream colored chair. I decided to make the chair a little section of it’s own. I found this amazing end table from a boutique in Ohio. I added a floor lamp, some decor, & yet another amazing sign from Sarie Signs. [It include’s each family member’s birthday on it]
Moving over to the sofa area…
One thing Missy agreed on is that the current rug was too small for this space. I purchased a larger rug and added pillow cases to the pillows she already had. I found this amazing clock & surrounded it with framed botanical pieces. I then added end tables with just a few decor pieces.
And finally.. the fire place
The main concern with this area was to find a balance but to also some how camouflage the stereo, DVD, and sound system. I removed the ladder shelf that was there & purchased matching industrial shelving units. I added some books to the speaker to blend it in instead of piling all three of the equipment pieces on one shelf. I then decorated each shelving unit to make it somewhat symmetric with the other side. (Both sides have: old books, baskets, bottles, & plants)