Monday, May 7, 2012

Living Room Blues

The living room is the space in the house that is used the most out of any other room, even the bathroom probably. So when it occurred to me today that it is the only room in the entire house that has not had any sort of remodel or revamp aside from some new pillows, it made me a little sad. 

Well Mister Living Room, it is your turn now! Or at least within the next few weeks. Or month. 
Give or take.

So as you've seen this is what the living room looks like right now, basically the same that is has for the last 3 years.

One year ago it looked like this:

 


And this is what it still looks like now:


One of my favorite (and pretty much everyone's favorite) blogs is Young House Love.com. I loveeee the color that they painted their family room and have been eyeballing it since they did it. It's still light and airy but adds a level of sophistication that my peanut butter colored walls definitely don't have. Certainly I don't want to copy them because I already have a lot of gray in my house. My bedroom and the two bathrooms are gray but I feel like a change is needed. That and the paint has been touched up so many times in the living room that one section isn't exactly the same as the next so for it'd be nice to have it a consistent hue.

Here's the color they use that I really like:

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Of course the ceiling would also experience a white face lift along with the trim around the top and the big-ole beam. It has the potential to be a whole new space! And that's a little scary.

What do you think? Any color recommendations? I don't want to do anything to bold or crazy for resale reasons (I graduate in December so who knows what I will do after that?).

I'm nervous but excited for this space to receive a new life!


1 comment:

  1. The living room is definitely on my summer to-do list too! And yours looks WAY better than mine right now. Remember the mirror I tore out of my guest bathroom? Yeah, it's still leaning up against the wall in the living room...epic fail! Anywhooo, painting the ceiling white is going to make a HUGE difference. I want to paint everything gray, so I'm having a hard time coming up with color suggestions? Pretty pale yellow?

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