Have you ever been kind of horrified at what your home decor used to look like? I was scrolling through old posts this morning and was blown away by how dark, dull and depressing my living room used to be! Blogging has been a great way for me to find my style and pull things together in a much more pleasing way thanks to all my blog friends who inspire me daily.
Here's how my living room was transformed.
Enjoy my walk down memory lane.
When I first moved into my home I chose to paint the walls immediately as they were all painted in a drabish yellow. I went with Benjamin Moore Stone House to serve as a nice backdrop to furniture I brought with me but I didn't realize how dark the room actually was until I lived there for a full year...
Here is the room with the unpainted trim and feature wall of dark wood bearing down on the space. The dark browns and beiges are soooo dark! And there is only one window in the space.
Here is the room as it appears now:
The white paint reflects so much more light, it bounces off every wall. The wood looks so much better painted white!
Lightweight furniture in wicker adds some texture and the bead board wallpaper I added to the back of the bookcases lends to the cottage feel.
Some of the furniture was replaced and some was painted. The drapes were changed out and the walls painted in Behr Almond Cream to match the drapes. The doorway to the kitchen was expanded to let more light move between the two spaces and the woodwork was all painted out in a shade of paint slightly darker than the Almond Cream.
Large pieces of colourful artwork, pillows, baskets, crocks and plants help to warm up the space.
Paint is my best friend (and Craig's List too!!).
Have a great week!
With a small budget, big dreams and a love of a challenge, Anne blogs about renovating and decorating her tiny 1930s bungalow. A self-taught artist and professed power tool lover, she enjoys writing, gardening, photography, nature and diy'ing. And she's never met a dumpster she didn’t want to root through! Come along for the ride!!