Wednesday, March 9, 2011

House Tour- Living Room

Our living room is one of my favorite rooms in the house and the room I spend the most time in, probably because it's where we have our comfy new sofa and our new 47" t.v. that we were able to buy thanks to a generous housewarming check from my in-laws.

As with the other rooms we haven't painted yet and still have many changes we want to make but you'll get the idea.

Here's a picture of the room before we moved in. You step down from the dining room into the living room which looks out over the woods and the water. We plan to change out that ceiling fan with one we had in our condo.

Once you step into the living room this is the view looking to the right. Here is our new couch which I LOVE. It's a bit large for the room but it's so comfortable I don't care. You can also see our new 47" Vizio that we bought at Costco. Kristian plans to re-stain the coffee table a darker color and build a new t.v. stand to match.

To the left of the stairs is our turtle Wedette's new tank and table, the massage chair and our glass cabinet that holds some wedding mementos and other fun stuff.

Here's the view looking down from the dining room. A lot of people asked why we didn't hang the t.v. over the fireplace. There are a few reasons for that, the first being that we love that mirror and how much larger it makes the room feel. Another reason being that I've heard with wood burning fireplaces like ours they can potentially damage the t.v. if hung above it. Not sure if that's true or not but we didn't want to risk it. 

Here's a closer look at the glass cabinet, we have our wedding champagne glasses and a Waterford picture frame (sans picture) on the top self, our framed wedding invitation, dried flowers from the bouquets and a clock on the third shelf. The other two shelves I let Kristian fill and he did so with shells and other fishing stuff.

We eventually want to update the fireplace including the floor tiles, brass and mantle and potentially have stone going up the wall.

A closer shot of our new couch. Have I mentioned that I love it?

This is the one room where we are still unsure what color we want to paint the walls. The living room is right off of our dining room and we plan to paint the dining room a dark red like we had in our condo. So the living room walls need to work next to the red but still be fairly neutral and light. We don't want this entire area to have dark walls. We like how light and open it feels.

 Also because of our furniture and wall hangings I don't want to paint the walls a beige color because I feel the room would then be too brown and very blah. I'm thinking maybe a light grey or a very light, subtle goldish/mustard/yellow color. What do you think? What color would you paint this room?


Bicoastal Bride said...

I love your setup and decor! I think the room would look nice painted any light color, but a light beige or grey would be especially nice.

bananas. said...

i am loving all the windows!!! and the trees...what a pretty view!

but that couch...that couch is pretty awesome! i wish i had room for something like that.

Marcy XOXO said...

LOVE all the pics! Everything looks wonderful! How exciting... PS I love the subtle goldish/mustard/yellow color but that's just my personal opinion! I think it would compliment everything else in the room ;) How fun!

Robbie said...

What about a celery green color? That would look good with the couch and furniture colors..

KLaw said...

It looks fantastic!!!!!

Emily said...

So darling! I would paint it either a dark, rich barn red or a dark olive green. Just my opinion.
Cute blog, by the way! :)

Kelsey712 said...

I am a fan of the goldish colors... Our house is a gold color and I actually have 5 gallons of paint that we bought for another house we were in the process of buying (long story) that are a gold type color from Lowes. Hopefully, I'll be able to use it someday *lol*. Anyway, I think that the gold works great as a neutral without being a brown or taupe!

Anyway, it looks great! And so organized... Our house took forever to look that put together :)

Teenage Bride said...

I love it, it looks so welcoming! i bet the view is beautiful in the Spring.

I alwasy liked the color sage or a beige for living rooms. Keep them calming and serene! The place is looking GREAT!!!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I LOVE your couch, it looks so cozy!

Staci said...

This is a nice house to live in. Bravo on the house interior design! You have the right size of furniture to fill up the spaces; not over decorating the house. The ceiling fan looks fine to me, but if you would replace it, like what you have mentioned, pick a more modern-looking fan for your living room.

Staci Severns @ Brooklyn Fan