Something I’ve been keeping to share for this post is all my living room updates. The living room was basically all done as soon as we moved in with the exception of a rug and a picture to fill a big blank wall.
Who knew that finding a rug that two people agree on would be so hard! 😉 We did it though, thanks to IKEA.
The living room was actually one of my least favorite rooms to hang out in the house until we got the rug and picture. It’s funny how a few simple pieces can totally transform a room. Now it’s my favorite room to be in! It’s a little eclectic. Not everything matches like it should. There are a lot of different patterns and textures, with some modernity and a little vintage feel too.
Here’s the room as a whole, as seen from the foyer.
A big feature of this room that makes it great to me is the windows. Big with light coming in all day. I decided not to get window coverings because I didn’t want to block out any of the great light!
And what living room is complete without the Italian Greyhound piece? 😛 Beans just had to join in on the shoot.
As for art, I really didn’t have anything in mind for this room. We have kind of gone with a city/architecture theme for the whole house these days, with the bedroom being all Paris-related. We love cityscapes, so when we saw this poster with a frame for $50, we were sold.
Maybe it’s kind of lame to have a poster of your own city while you live there, but I know I won’t always be in Boston. So I get this to remember it by now 🙂
The rug took us a long time to agree on because I was concerned with style and he wanted something comfy. This rug was our compromise. I don’t really care for the style, but I didn’t hate it. And it was finally soft and thick enough for him. After we got it home, realized we could have gone with a 5 x 7 (it’s 4 x 6 or so). But we already have it so whatever.
Here’s the corner bookshelf and a great shot of the molding that I’m in love with.
Up next is the foyer!
Questions for You:
- What’s your favorite room in your house and why?
- Do you decorate with themes or just go with what you like?