Thursday, August 15, 2013

Redecorating my living room {reveal}

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My husband came home to quite the surprise last week. I kept asking him help switch the furniture from the front room with the furniture in the living room...and well, I'm not patient. And he probably knew that and figured I would eventually do it on my own. And I did :) I guess he knows me too well lol.
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living room before

This was a hard decision to make. I looove my living room. I love the two chairs and the tree stump coffee tables. I love how the seating is broken up. I just love(d) everything about it. And then...my front room. I finally...finally!...got it looking the way I wanted. I was almost more in love with it that I was my living room. Almost. And it had only been decorated like that for maybe a month.
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Living room before

 
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front room before

But...well. I have this little bean that keeps growing and growing :) She's finally crawling and going everywhere so I knew I needed to baby proof my house. We had some friends over a few weeks ago, and one of their little ones fell right into one of the stumps with her chest. Knocked the air right out of her and she started bawling like crazy. I felt soooo bad :( And then, just the next day, I was stepping over Max and rammed my shin into the stump. Holy Moly. That thing bumped up about three inches high....and the bruise was like 5 inches in diameter. I kid you not. I then realized how dangerous these things were around a baby..especially when she's starting to learn to walk and scooting herself around furniture. ...and that is exactly why I bought the ottoman that was in the front room (for $30 might I add :) )

I also wanted to get rid of the chairs and the glass table. I figured having the sectional in here might be better for her to move around on while holding to the edges.
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living room after

Plus, another reason for moving everything was to get my studio set up in the front room. I kept having to move half the sectional and ottoman out of the way every time I did a shoot which was a pain in the kiester.

So alas. As much as I hated changing both rooms that I already loved so much. I finally complied and did. It's funny though....in the process of thinking about it and doing it, I thought the front room would look fabulous and the living room would look like crap lol. And well, the complete opposite happened. The front room looks like crap and the living room looks beautiful :) Figures.

So for now, that is why you only get to see the living room. The front room...well, I just have one more project to do in there before it's ready to be seen :)
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I love the sectional being in here, I thought it would make the space look smaller but it does the complete opposite. Plus, in a way, it's really cozy :) I'm sure friends and family are mouthing silently "finally!" lol. We can easily squeeze 8-10 people on this thing if we needed. It seats a lot more than just a couch and two chairs.

And that cute little chair in the corner? A mother's day gift from the hubs. Yep. He knows me way to well. Isn't it the cutest chair ever?! And so comfortable :)
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And that lantern on the ottoman? That's the one I bought to go outside that never made it past the living room lol. Now can you see why it never made it outside? It looks too perfect in here.

I am sooo happy with the way this room looks. And the biggest plus about this??? I can hide clutter and toys and who knows what behind the couch and no one would ever know :) In fact, right now, the side table that use to be on the side of the couch is behind it since I'm too lazy to take it to the basement....and all of Max's toys are strewn about. See? Never would have known :)
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I love updates like this. I wish I did this months...or even years ago! It's so fun changing things around and making you feel like you have a new house again. Although I'm not looking forward to moving things back for Christmas. The sectional is right in the way of where we put our Christmas tree :(

24 comments:

  1. Looks wonderful! You know, when we moved into this house I really fretted over the whole christmas tree thing. Turns out that I have a round table that fits perfectly in the corner between the couch and recliners, that elevated the tree (keeping small fingers from mischief!) and left me able to keep my furniture where it belonged. Trust me on the tree-up-high thing. Just. Just trust me m'kay? I have 3 boys. LOL

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    1. Julie,

      Thank you so much for the idea about the Christmas Tree! I totally forgot about little hands. My sister n law has 4 kids, and I remember ever year going to their house around Christmas and the bottom of the tree had no decor because of the kids taking them off and playing with them :)

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  2. Looks awesome!I love your home and your style! I remember the days of baby proofing ;)

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  3. I agree with you. I liked your living room before (the stumps are so unique & the white chairs are lovely) but I think the "new" living room is fabulous in comparison. It just goes to show that change, although painful, can be a good thing!

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  4. Gorgeous! Looks like your sectional belongs in this room!

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  5. It looks great! And isn't that the way it always is with the Christmas tree?! So hard to design around where that thing goes, lol! Love the creamy/white look to both rooms, it's kind-of like my master bedroom I just posted on TT&J as well. Great post! -Devin

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  6. Where did you get your sectional? I am in love with all of it!

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  7. Looks fantastic. You have shared such a impressive ideas which liven up a living room in a unique way. White color and sun lightning gives a heaven look to my house. After decoration it looks very beautiful like a dream living room. Thanks

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  8. Beautiful living room. It's so bright and airy! I'd love for you to link up to The DIY'ers! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-diyers-and-our-country-weekend.html

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  9. Wow! Gorgeous! So calm and inviting!

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  10. Its looks beautiful. All those light color whites and creams.

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  11. I know that feeling of running into things. The room has a much softer appeal now (and I'm sure, literally!). It looks great. It feels homier, more comfy and inviting. It seems to have a more balanced energy---you did well with the scale of everything!

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  12. Great transformation!!I like your living room decor style and the color combination is so perfect..We just finished renovating our home..always nice to see the result after all the hard work.

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  13. Love the RUG! Could you tell me where you got it? Looking for one just like it and having no luck. Thanks!

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    1. I got it from Target...well, I got it from two places actually. Long story. Anyway. Target use to have them, I bought this last summer. And Home Fabrics use to have them also :)

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  14. Where did u get the sectional?

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  15. Really awesome designs to decorate your living room. I liked the 3rd one most as It has been the favorite for me always.

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  16. Do you mind telling me where you got your sectional?! It is EXACTLY what I've been looking for, the same shape, color, design... This room is perfection! You are so talented at putting everything together!

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    1. Got it from RC Willey a few years back. I'm not sure if they still have it!

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  17. AGREE with all above. PLEASSSEEEEEEEEEEEE tell us where you got your sectional. We just moved into our home and tryng to create a perfect living room setup. This is devine. Please share!

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  18. I am in love with that end table with the shorter top and longer base! Where is that from! This room is stunning!!!

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    1. Thank you :) I actually built it, here's the link for the tutorial. It's super easy! http://www.thriftyandchic.com/2011/09/building-unique-side-table.html

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  19. Looks gorgeous!

    What paint color is on the walls?

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  20. I love the Pillows you have on the Couch and chairs

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