It’s here, it’s finally here woot! The big reveal of our living room makeover and the end of the Spring 2020 One Room Challenge!
Ok, let me just start by saying that 5 coffee tables and 3 rugs later, I somehow managed to pull this thing off. It’s been interesting, to say the least, but I’m so happy with the way it came together in the end.
Speaking of rugs, I love the look of vintage rugs, but time was running short and I needed to make a decision quickly. I was so pleased when I found this one at a steal of a deal (less than $100) which allowed me to create the look of vintage without breaking the bank and the colors tied in perfectly with our charcoal linen curtains.
Unfortunately, I’m still awaiting the arrival of our coffee table fingers crossed this one turns out to be the winner. I was however able to makeshift one out of a basket by turning it upside down. The large ceramic bowl was painted of course and functions as a magazine holder. I also added floor cushions for extra seating while leaving some space for dancing to records.
The media cabinet pictured was actually discarded from a rental house. My husband saw it and swiftly moved to take it home and surprise me one day after work. Now, I’m so glad he did because I couldn’t picture this space without it, not to mention, the much needed extra storage that is provided.
By adding the thrifted pottery from week 3, a few books for height, and our record player, the cabinet quickly transformed into a sophisticatedly eclectic centerpiece for all things entertainment.
Our couch is our gathering place. We have two white labradors that love cuddling and the slipcovers are washable so it just makes our lives a little easier. We’ve had this couch and after years of wear, it still looks great. If you have dogs or kids or both, slipcovers are a game-changer!
I kept the accent pillows simple with black and white patterns and woven textures. I also added a throw blanket ready for instant snuggling. The intention behind this was to keep the feel of tranquility and restoration without being overwhelming or overstimulating.
On the far wall, an acoustic guitar hangs awaiting its next strum next to our little trooper fiddle leaf fig tree (a.k.a. Mr. Fiddle). On the opposite side rests a basket with more blankets for the taking.
Do you remember the chairs from week 4? I couldn’t be happier with the way these turned out. They were super easy to put together and they are so comfortable. I’m also mad about the wooden detail in the frames. To say the least, these chairs far exceeded my expectations and are probably my favorite purchase from this whole experience, highly recommend.
The white denim pillows shown came with our couch and a sheepskin rug was added to the back of one of the chairs for a touch of cozy texture.
The little wooden drum fits right in as a place to rest your coffee or tea and the beaded tassel was a DIY craft that you can find instructions for in a previous post here.
Well, that pretty much wraps it up for our One Room Challenge living room makeover!
If you’ve been following along, thank you for hanging in there with me. This has been quite a challenge for both my search for interior decor and wellness. Lots of things are happening in the world right now and I want you to know that despite everything that is going on, you are stronger than you can ever imagine and together we will get through this. In the meantime, I’ll be sending you lots of love and light. Stay safe friends!
P.S. If you’re looking for more interior design tips and makeovers, be sure to check out my fellow participants at OneRoomChallenge.com blog.