Pretty sure my husband said “is it done yet” 10x in the past few years as I added, tweaked and worked to make our living room complete! What I learned during the process…live in your house before you make it your home. Don’t rush it. Buy pieces (furniture and accessories) that will make it feel like a home.
The mistake I made with our living room was rushing to buy a couch before the living room was finished during the build process. It’s not that the couch doesn’t work or that I don’t like the color/ fabric but we didn’t have a chance to “live” in the space to figure out the best way to lay out the room. So, I have worked around the couch and made it all work together to be part of our home. I am sitting on that very couch tonight writing this post. Looking around the room tonight it makes me happy (design happy). It’s a room we spend most of our time in as a family so I made sure it is comfortable but also brought in the various elements of color and design that I love.
As I work through my posts I will share my rooms that are complete and some that are still a work-in-progress (yes, even 3-years after moving in). People say that there is always something to do with a house once you are a home owner. Is it bad that I love the never-ending projects? I do. Home projects make me happy and keep me up a night brainstorming new ideas.
I can’t wait to share all of my ideas and projects with you on btb Style and Design and I hope to inspire all of the little or big projects you are taking on.
Living Room Details
- Where to shop:
- Couch from West Elm
- Lamps (one of my favorite finds!) & various decor items from HomeGoods
- Bamboo chair (my fav) from Ballard Designs
- Coffee Table + pouf from Rue La La
- Side Tables, TV Console and Arm Chair from Boston Interiors
- Mirror from Ethan Allen but I spray painted it!
- Pillows from Serena and Lily
- Matching Ottomans/ Seats from Target
- Frames from Mariposa