Thursday, July 12, 2012

Living Room Updates

Today, you will get a peak into my mind...somewhat. I hope its not too scary :)

Since it was a day ending in 'y', I figured it was about time to change things up again. lol. I kid, I kid....although, I do change things up too often. Anyway. I had a great opportunity come up that made me pretty much change up some things around my living room. Not too big of changes, but small enough ones that make me feel like I did something :)

Here's my living room from just last week. I'm not sure what I was thinking with the
white living room
And here's my living room this week:
neutral living room
 Yes. I moved the striped burlap curtains back in. I can't make up my mind where I want them. I might just have to make another pair so I can have them both in my front room and my living room :) a little excessive? Maybe...maybe not. So, besides the curtains, I swapped out my rug. I loved the one in there originally, but I've been wanting to put this jute rug in here for so so so....long :) But, its a jute rug...hasn't been completely 'softened' it hurts besides the fact that it collects crap like nonother. So, because of those reasons, it was under my dining room table for awhile. Which worked, loved it there too. But, I wanted to see what it would like in here, so I moved it...of course. And I love it. I hate sitting on it. I hate laying on it. I hate stepping on it. Max hates laying on it. I hate the crap it collects. But for some silly reason I still love it. Figures, right? Now the only thing that might make me move it back is that my dining room now looks nekked. Or maybe that's just another reason to buy another jute rug?? Excessive? Yes. lol.

Are you getting that feel for my mind yet? lol. Okay, so next was to move my stumps apart. Love them moved apart. Max gets stuck in the middle of them all the time now, but besides that, they are perfect. Now here's my problem, I move the jute rug back to the dining room then I have to move the stumps back together because the other rug is too small :( Oh the decisions. Plus, I love the way the jute sits perfectly under the couch and chairs. Love It.

I also switched up the pillows. Just moved them around a little bit, brought down my burlap ruffled one from my guest room was burlap and would tie in with the jute and burlap curtains perfectly.

burlap curtains
 Plus the jute rug blends in nicely and gives that beach-esque feeling without being too theme-e? (themey? themie? lol, I don't know, you know what I mean though) Oh. and those orchids. $10 at Smiths. That's a banging deal for orchids in case you care to get some yourself :)

I think the next step in this living room is to find another layout of furniture. Its kind of hard though. I really have no whole wall in there as you can see from the pictures. So the TV has to go in the alcove to the left of the fireplace. Which is great, it fits perfectly. But then if I move the couch over to where the chairs are, then there is no way to watch it comfortably...or even see it. Believe me, I have tried...but the hubs was not having any of it. So, back it went. Maybe I need a smaller couch. Then I could play around with the layout more. .... hmmm. :) lol

I was looking throw my archive photos and found this in there:
brown living room
 Holy Hannah! Yes, that was my living room. I would say.....3 years ago? I guess the old brown is the new white in my book :) I loved brown back then. lol.
Here's my living room now again so you can see the difference without scrolling up:
white living room
It's amazing how much tastes change, huh? You can see more befores of my living room in this post I did last year here...which...many things have changed even since then. Like, namely, the big eyesore of a fireplace surround :)
cute entry way
So, next is the wonderful little entry way I redid last week. I used to have a bundle of dark sticks in the corner. That lasted for about 4 days. Then I had an 'aha!' moment and moved this table there instead. ....which I love. so of course...the hubs hates. What is with that?? good grief. Anyway. What do you all think? Does it look awkward? Is it too big? Does it stick out too much? I need honest opinions :) .....although I have to warn you...I really really like it, my opinion holds like a million fold ;) lol.

I'm also thinking of adding in a little rug here. Something with some fun pattern similar to this:
entry way rug
What do you think? Too much pattern on pattern? Those diamond tiles drive my nuts! First thing to go when we get hardwood. lol.

Now that you see how my mind works, you may understand a little bit more as to why I change things up. Mainly. I'm indecisive. Simply put. lol
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