Readers, you are long due for a tour of our living room. Yes, I have almost finished the redo, but there are a few little things that I just haven’t gotten to yet, and they are holding me up! I’m hoping to get everything finalized to share with you soon! But in the meantime, when Julie Austin asked to share a post on living room decorating ideas, I thought maybe I might get even more ideas for ours! HA! And I was most certainly right! Check it out…
The living room is called the living room for a reason. It’s that part of your home where you can just sit back and enjoy comfortable hours of leisure time with your friends and family. You can watch long hours of television on a snowy day even take a nap every day for some time.
Therefore, your living room should be a room which would display tons of comfort and an atmosphere of tranquility. Often we tend to confuse how we should go about decorating the living room with how we should not go over budget at the same time. Check out these 5 amazing ideas to decorate your living room as per your desire!
Contemporary color patterns are always fun. Home décor experts consider decorating the living room to be the best room in your home; you can get as creative as you want!
From wall hangings to decoration pieces; from bookshelves to furniture; you can experiment with it all. However, you need to make sure that the overall look of your living room does not go out of proportion, as this will get awkward.
I’ve got the itch, y’all. And it’s BAD this time.
I’m SO ready to redecorate our living room! I have my eye on a gray leather sectional that I would like to build around, and plan on doing the entire room in grays, whites and chocolate browns, with pops of yellow. Be still my heart!!!
Although that revamp has been on “the list” for a while, it’s still not getting done. Partly because other things keep coming up. (Like a quick getaway weekend to DC that I flew out for with my hubby this morning!) I’ll just make do with the living room the way it is for a bit longer!
But when Doug contacted me and asked if I would publish a post on decorating a living room without breaking a budget, I was ALL about it! He’s got some awesome ideas here!
With every change of season, the urge to redecorate my house takes over. While I’d like to have a budget that allowed for a complete house makeover, the reality is that a lot of times, I simply have to find ways to shop smart (and cheap!), find new uses for the things I already have and invest more time than money.
Image used with permission from Tilton Coffered Ceilings.
You may not have the budget right now for something amazing, like a skylight or coffered ceilings – I know I don’t! But your home can still look trendy and fresh with some of these budget friendly decorating ideas.
Most people seem to think I have it all together. This is hilarious to me, because I ABSOLUTELY DO NOT. Not even a little! I think that’s one reason why I never allow myself to stop and take a break, because there’s always something I can see that needs to be accomplished!
I have learned something, though. Even though I can look around and see things that need to be accomplished, it’s okay to not get everything completed at the same time! Easy does it! So I just thought I’d do a post today to encourage those who feel overwhelmed with all there is to do around their homes. It’s okay! You don’t have to do it all at once! Easy does it! Just go little by little! Let me show you what I mean: here are three things I did in three different rooms of my house that made a difference…and were cost-effective and EASY!
1. I added curtains to the sliding glass doors in the living room
The blinds have been there since we moved in, but I hadn’t been able to find the right curtains for the sliding glass doors in our living room in over a year. I searched everywhere I could think of with no luck. The funny thing was, I was actually at Target with my hubby looking for curtains for the DINING ROOM when he picked these up and said, “What about these?” “No,” I said, “Those aren’t the right style for the Dining Room. Nice for the Living Room, but not the Dining Room, babe.”
**Insert “ah-ha” moment here**
“OH! Those are PERFECT for the Living Room!!!”
**Insert my husband rubbing his ear here**
Ah, the age of convenience! Or that’s what they call it, right? This “modern era” that we are currently experiencing?
If you stop and think about all the things that are possible right now that were never possible in the past…well. It’s pretty mind-boggling. And it can also be intimidating or even scary for some folks.
But I’m here to say: there is SO much to take advantage of! Why not make the most of it?
So I want to see if you are making the most of the devices in your home. These are options that are meant to be used to save you time, money and sanity! Let’s look at a few examples:
1. In your garage