My living room needs a makeover. Wait, let me rephrased that. It doesn’t NEED a makeover, rather I’m itching for a change, so I’ve been playing with a mood board for a living room makeover. Yes, I’m still a lover of all things neutral decor and layering texture into a space, but lately, more and more color has been creeping its way into my home. The black textured wallpaper in my primary bedroom was a dramatic departure from the HOH norm, and if you follow me on TikTok, you might have seen the guest bedroom get a major color splash. Now I want to paint all my white walls.
Holy 180 from my past designs, right? I photoshopped a bunch of different paint colors into this mood board, but the dark navy is giving me all the moody vibes. And BTDubs, this is just design #1. More to mood boards follow.
In case you don’t remember, here is the state of the living room now.
The two side tables that act as a coffee table have been living in this same exact spot for the last 6 plus years. I’m ready to change them out. The 3 guys may rotate out again…just for a while. They always come back.
I do love the color of the velvet curtains, but I think I’d like to add even more color. I’d like to try a mushroom color iteration to baby step away from the white versus a giant leap to navy, but I’ll save that for another post.
Let’s dig into the changes. I pretty much banished vintage from this space. The existing brass etagere is staying, but everything else would go bye-bye. Quarantine brought on serious changes over here. Let’s get into the details.
Vintage Brass Etagere (similar)
The rug in the before photos is what started this living room makeover idea. We adopted a puppy at the beginning of the year and that distressed suede rug has to go into hiding for a bit until we’re confident he won’t pee all over it. Lord, please tell me why I approved the dog?
Last year I visited Jaipur Living’s booth at the Design Influencers Conference and legit fell in love. One of their Instagram posts popped up in my feed, so I hopped over to check out their Winter 2021 catalog. This modern geometric design gave me all the Kelly Wearstler feels. And this rug with the orange, rust, goldenrod, and teal is drop-dead gorgeous.
Now here’s a question for you. Have you sat on a Maiden Home sofa or really any of their furniture? I wanna hear from you! They keep popping up in my Instagram feed, and the Warren sofa (in the living room makeover mood board above) caught my eye. Total tangent, when you hear the name Warren, does your mind go straight to Warren from Empire Records? No? Only me?
Alrighty, so enough babbling. What do you think of this decor departure? Are you here for it? Do you have navy walls? Do you want to see another mood board? Do you think I’ll actually turn this living room makeover idea into reality? Only time will tell!