Living room

Living Room Refresh Inspiration

It’s currently Friday evening as I type up this post and I’m so excited for tomorrow. My mom, Hannah’s sister-in-law, and I planned a little baby shower for my sister and I can’t wait! I’ll be sure to take lots of pictures and maybe even squeeze in a vlog to remember the day! 

Okay, onto the topic of this post. Jimmy has been diligently working on a new fireplace and mantle for our living room (it was our Christmas gift to each other!) in his free time and I’ve been dreaming of sitting by the fire with my little family 😊 

Since we’re doing a little makeover of the fireplace, I think it’s the perfect opportunity to do a little refresh throughout the whole living room. I made a little inspiration graphic below of some of the ideas I have in mind. 

Navy blue and coral living room decor

Coral pillow covers // Gray Blanket // Jute Basket // Navy Blue Pillow Covers // Watercolor Print // Curtains // Succulents

Basically, I’m really liking navy blue and coral together. Our walls and couches are gray, which I think is a nice neutral background for coral and navy. I’m thinking lots of texture and pops of color. I haven’t told Jimmy my ideas yet, so I’ll see what he thinks 😉  

I definitely don’t want to go crazy with this little project because I’m sure new curtains/pillows/decor will be ruined well-used within a few years (living the toddler + dog + cat with claws life over here) so I’m wondering if you have any budget-friendly decor stores you recommend?! 

Do you have any favorite color combinations?

Are you working on any home projects at the moment?

Painting the Living Room

I know I’ve said it before, but there’s nothing like a hosting a party to motivate you get stuff done around the house! Jimmy and I have been wanting to paint our living room since we moved into our house in 2014.

As I mentioned a few posts back, I hosted an Origami Owl Jewelry party at our house (more on that in another post!). I think we had around 15 people over–the most we’ve ever hosted–and it was such a nice evening.

I’m not sure what prompted Jimmy and I to tackle painting the biggest room in our house a week before having a ton of people over, but we surprisingly finished before the party!

Our living room walls were previously off-white. We also had a wooden mantle and corner shelf unit. We decided to paint the walls gray (Whirlwind by Olympic), the mantle and corner shelf white (Ultra White by Valspar), and the ceiling white (White by HGTV Home).

We began painting on Monday and finished up late Friday night. I don’t think we went to bed before 11:00 pm one night last week, but it was totally worth it! Here are some before and after pictures.

Before

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After

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It was quite an undertaking, but I’m so glad we painted. Our living room feels like a whole new room now. We might do a second coat of paint on the walls, or we might be lazy and let it go, haha. We’ll see. All that’s left to do is hang some pictures, art, a mirror, etc. on the walls!

Do you like to paint?