Coming at you today with one of my favorite rooms of our fixer upper home – the LIVING ROOM! It’s neutral, cozy with a little bit of farmhouse…
Let’s first start with the finishes. We painted the walls, baseboard and window casing Benjamin Moore “simply white”. Buhhhhh bye, yellow. As I’ve said before, paint is such a game changer. It can really transform a space. This white brightened up the room immediately!
Next, we took the dated light shinny wood floors and had them stained with a custom brown that better matched the existing beams. We also had a few randomly colored ceiling beams that we fixed to all look consistent. I prefer a more gray finish however I didn’t want to re-do all of the beams, so I tried to simplify. I didn’t want to go overboard and spend too much on this project. Lastly I had my team paint the craftsman wood bench Benjamin Moore “Hale Navy”. I wanted to pull in some of the blue from the kitchen cabinets into this space. We did not touch the fireplace as it was already neutral and I didn’t mind it.
Now that I had a clean space to work with, it was time for furniture. The first thing I selected was the sectional. This is a large room so I went with a fairly big couch. It is the Harris Section from West Elm. Here are the details: color – Stone, fabric – Deco Weave, size – large 115″, depth – standard. Unfortunately they no longer make this color/fabric combo but they have many similar options. I’ve had it now for almost a year as this house was a rental of ours before we moved in. I love that is comfortable and holds it’s structure. The perfect firmness. I’ve also spilled red wine AND a lot of milk (baby). All cleaned up SO well!
As I mentioned above this space is neutral and y’all know that’s my esthetic. I mixed creams and grays with A LOT of texture in this room. It makes the room feel calm and cozy. I’m here for itttttt! With this said, I found a 9’x12′ braid sweater rug to place the main living room furniture on top of. This is what I call a foundation piece.
Now for the rest of the seating situation. I like to have a lot of options and of course a requirement is, comfort. V important! I went with a great mix of accent chairs, poufs, stools and bean bags. More close up pics of them below. I’ve had my eye on this grayish pot coffee table forever and I knew it would be a perfect fit for the space. It goes in and out of stock frequently, so if it’s not available, sign up for the alert! She’s worth the wait.
Lastly let’s discuss decor. My favorite farmhouse/country items I love to use in my home are dried grasses, antlers, wicker baskets, coffee table books, birch wood AND alllllll of the oversized PILLOWS! I will be linking everything in my shop roundups – scroll down! See below for more BEFORE and AFTER pics. I’m very happy with how it turned out. Please leave a comment with any questions you have.