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I’ve been making some really exciting changes and updates to my living room and it’s really coming together. It’s like a mini living room makeover — it looks like a whole new room! The amazing part is I’ve been able to stay well under my budget of $1000—and that even includes a new couch, a new lamp, a great DIY coffee table, AND a fresh coat of paint!
I really wanted to make a bunch of small changes, but for maximum impact.
I love the color of the living room, and I honestly think the paint is what makes all the difference. We went with Poised Taupe from Sherwin-Williams on the walls and Sherwin-Williams Dovetail on the trim. TOTAL game-changer.
And can we just talk for a second about the amazing lamp, too? That came from Lamps Plus (one of my favorite resources for great lighting!) We also added some seating in the bay window area and I made the DIY coffee table (click here for tutorial!).
Here’s the Before photos (from the listing):
Before photos (from after we just moved in, so this is with our furniture):
Here are the After photos! (Notice the awesome lamp finally in its proper home!):
It’s amazing what the faux transom did to add height to the room and really open things up. We’ve also been accenting with copper touches, including a curtain rod made from a copper pipe.
Our window-seat model is feeling quite at home (as you can see below).
Note the copper curtain rod above! I love the look of copper with grey. It adds a touch of rustic, but still looks homey. Below, don’t miss a closer view of THE lamp from Lamps Plus.
So what do you think? It feels so much warmer and more homey now! I can’t wait to sit in the bay window seats and relax (but first, on to the next project)!
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