I love decorating my home. Interior design has always been a passion of mine, and I love taking every opportunity I can to be creative with my home. As much as I love it though, I’ve been lazy and haven’t actively done anything different with my house – that is, up until last week.
Last Friday, I was sitting in my living room, thinking how bland everything seemed and how dissatisfied I was. So I made it my goal for the weekend to do something about it. I got the creative juices flowing and started mapping out on the back of an old brochure everything I wanted to do. I was starting to get really excited!
There were so many things I wanted to do! First, I decided the walls needed a new color. Before, they were an eggshell color, which is nice, but also boring. I decided to mix it up a bit and go dark. First, I took everything off the walls, cleared space and called over a few friends to help out. We made a trip to our local paint supply store and picked up dark, charcoal colored paint. Luckily, we’re all experienced painters and knew we could get the job finished in a jiffy so that I could get on to the rest of my decorating. I love the way the paint turned out! The dark color actually makes the room feel larger.
Saturday morning, after the paint had fully dried, I decided to keep going with my decorating project. I needed to do something about my window decorations. They were boring old blinds. I wanted more exciting windows – so I made a trip to Mann Kidwell to pick out new, fresh plantation shutters for my windows. The shutters add a unique element to the room that I really enjoy.
The next thing I did was accent the top of my entertainment stand with some patterned wallpaper. By doing this, I was able to add a unique touch to a typically unnoticed item. To keep with the theme of touching up old furniture, I have an antique side table that has been looking rugged lately. Rather than replacing the item, I decided I’d paint it a unique color. Since I still had some leftover pain from the walls, I decided to use what was left on the table. It looks fantastic!
I’m so glad I made it my mission to redo my living room. Everything looks terrific and I feel like I’m in a new home altogether.