This week I am going to be explaining my living room dream! Last week I shared to the blog my part 1 of my Craft Room Essential; you can check out that post here
I am content with the living room I have right now, but it certainly isn’t my dream living room.
I painted a teal color in the room when we first moved in and within a few days I realized that because it is so dark it makes our room look really dark (which I don’t like) so I need to paint it a new color. We received a free sectional from a friend. Although it fits our needs it is quite old and it definentyl needs a spruce. I might paint it (if Hubby lets me) or we will just purchase a new one if the hubby lets me. We also have a hand-me-down tv stand cabinent that has seen better days (broken door that refuses to stay fixed). And then we don’t have a rug.
As of recently my family went through a construction project where I ripped out the carpets and made brown paper floors. You can check out that project here.
This is kind of what we have to deal with right now. The old (very used couch), the dated television stand, the teal paint and the bare floor. Although I really do like the paper floors I really want to add a beautiful rug too!
So the first thing I want to do with my living room is to paint. After billions of paint samples I have narrowed it down to two. I have either decided to use Gentle Rain or Silver Screen from the Behr collection.
Here is Gentle Rain
Here is Silver Screen
Please comment as to which paint color you would choose!
The next thing I would like to do is add a rug. I love rugs! BUT I hate floral and tons of patterns. Floral is very dated and I don’t want to look like a grandma house. So after several days of searching I finally found a couple of rugs I would like to choose from. Each link provided in this post will take you to Amazon where I found the item. You can purchase the item or something similiar using the link!! 🙂
I love this rug! It’s pretty inexpensive for a rug and so cute! It is simple and I am sure the shag would feel super nice on my toes! There are several colors and sizes you can choose from.
I really like this one too, but I kind of have always wanted a white/cream rug. AND this is more expensive than the rug above.
Next, I HAVE to replace this couch! I haven’t the faintest idea what I am going to do to improve these couches. I don’t know if I want to two couches, or another sectional.
I like this couch, except I HATE ottomans. I feel like they just take up WAY too much space and they get in the way of all of the playing!
If I had to choose RIGHT now though I would buy THIS one! It is so cute! I love the color, the size and I love how ALL of the couch space has a back rest. A Plus to all of this is that my dad gets a discount to Ashley’s Furniture.
Of course there is always the option of not getting the sectional and getting one plain couch. I LOVE this one! I think it is so clean and pretty!
Of course if I panic at the last minute at the thought of having a white sofa with all of my children I could do something like this. Maybe this would be more forgiving? Not as cute though!
Okay moving on. Regardless of which couch I choose I would love to get a couple of throw blankets that are not only cozy but are SUPER cute. When the time comes I am going to buy these two blankets.
I love the fringed ends
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! It is so cute and cuddly looking. This would be perfect on our couch! Our kids would love cuddling with this faux fur blanket!
Of course a couch in the living room is not complete without some adorable throw pillows. The more the merrier!
Throw pillows are AWESOME!! They are like accessories for your couch! I love throw pillows and I want to have TONS of them! They are so cute and they can totally change the look of your room in seconds!
I really want an accent chair. I haven’t decided between these two chairs.
I love this chair! I think I might want a chair exactly like this, but maybe a dark grey? Or maybe with some prints on it to add some sort of color to the room?
I would like to add some shelves to the room to display different pieces of home decor.
I might actually make these! Seems easy enough
I am in love with these pipe metal brackets. I would love to create a shelf that uses these brackets.
Must add these shelves to my living room wall. I could put some plants or mason jars on it.
Next I need to add curtains to my slides door. Currently I don’t have any curtains and we don’t have much privacy nor do we have any way of blocking the sun when it gets too bright or warm
I really like these curtains but I am not sure if it will block the sun as much as I want!
These might be more along the lines of what I am looking for
Here are a couple of things that I would like for my home decor.
Of course I think that I can actually make these pretty easily, but they are still super cute!
I like this one too!
I can’t get over how simple adorable this is!
I would then need a new television stand.
I think that about sums up my living room ideas! Hopefully soon my dreams can be reality!
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