This is what our living room currently looks like:
We haven't done much to it. We painted it, and we bought a rug.
This is what it looked like when we moved in:
Our house is a little house. There's no space for a playroom, or bonus room, man cave, mom cave or wine cave....well, maybe a wine cave.
We do have a tiny spare bedroom that we're currently using as an office. But someday that might need to become a real bedroom if we decide to expand our family. So, needless to say, we're going to be spending a lot of time together in our little living room over the next thirty years or so.
Therefore, it's important to me that we make this room comfortable, functional, and beautiful.
I've been spending the past few months evilly plotting all the wonderful things I want to do with this room.
First, we want to install built-in shelving and cabinets along the interior wall. This would allow us to gain some much-needed storage space. (Our old house does not have too many closets.) We'd be able to hide away Maddie's toys and Eric's abnoxiously vast CD collection. And, I think it would add some character to the room as well.
Here's some pinsperation for you:
And here's what it would look like in our house....sorta...
I'd also like to install some crown and base moulding around the room to finish it off and help fill in some gaps.
We also would like some new furniture. There's really nothing wrong with our couch, but while it looked great in our industrial loft apartment, it just doesn't fit right in our new home.
Finally, I'm agonizing over some bright and lively fabrics for curtains, pillows, etc. to add some color into the place. So many pretty things to choose from, so few rooms to decorate...
Here are a few of my favorites:
Yes, this is obviously going to be a lengthy process. But someday, we'll have a living room we'll really be proud of.