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.
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?