Happy Tuesday blog friends! I'm in the process of updating our living room a bit, and I thought I would bounce some ideas off of you all.
When we bought our house last year, we went from a 1200 square foot town house to a 4200 square foot house. As you can imagine, we had a lot of furniture to buy. Sadly this meant I made some bad furniture choices, just to try to furnish as much of the house as possible. One of those terrible choices was our living room furniture.
Besides finding something cheaper, I also wanted something more "traditional" because our house is a more traditional, new craftsman style house. I felt like that I should go that route, worrying that more modern furniture might look strange in our space. It only took about six months for me to regret my decision. Our furniture was complete crap, was falling apart almost instantly, and it didn't fit our personal style at all.
So that brings us to this spring. Despite the fact we had only had our furniture a year, we bit the bullet and bought new stuff. This time we did lots of research and not only bought good stuff, but also bought stuff that was much more "us."
Now that we have new furniture, I wanted to spruce up the whole space. The former owners loved neutral colors, so our whole house is just different shades of beige (or should I say different shades of blah). I wanted to give the living room a little splash of color, so I started testing some colors.
I started with a color called Green Myth (pictured above). We like it, but think it'll be a little too bright for the large area we would be painting. It also looks a little more blue than I would like when it's dark out. The new color we are going with is a color called Cucumber Crush (top left on the color palette), and we really like it. I want to accent with various shades of coral, peach, and green (perhaps darker than the one on the the color palette). Bottom line, I want to keep it light and airy in there.
Now here comes the part where I need some help, the massive wall to the right of our sofa. Originally I thought that I would just get one large piece of art to put on that wall. However now I'm thinking that I would rather do a gallery wall. Here is some of my inspiration that I found on Pinterest (of course).
|Photo Credits (clockwise from top left): 1, 2, 3, 4|
I know I don't want to use personal photographs because we have a ton on our mantel. I also think I want to include some (or all) of the following: numbers (like in the top right picture....maybe our wedding date), a cameo of our pup, something funny (maybe a print like this), a map (maybe something hand drawn), and a clock (I'm still not 100% on this one). I also would like to find some unique vintage objects. I have this antique bingo card that I might have to put up there.
So there you have it. What do you all think? Do you have any go to places for unique art? Any other tips, advice, or ideas?