Welcome to our living room! This room changed a lot over the five years we have lived here. I think it is because it is the first room most people walk into (besides the foyer) when they enter our home and I want it to be just right. The first room gives the first impression and can tell you a lot about a family. Below you can see the stairs visitors climb when entering our home.

Teal red living room

When we first bought our house, we purchased a cheap brown sectional and I did my best with furniture arrangement.

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Soon after we moved in, we got new white windows, which made a big difference in the room! After about a year of changing things, I ended on this design for a while:

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The beige carpet and beige walls were originally here when we moved in. Boring, right? We were given these beige couches for free from relatives. Beige on beige on beige just doesn’t work for me, so I added lots of color in accessories, curtains, and the showpiece, the coffee table. I am an artist and everything on walls of my house was done by me. The large piece above the couch is very close to my heart. It is about 3 ft by 5 ft and on it I painted an abstract interpretation of our family’s beginning story with the W monogram for Woods. The first time I put it up, it breathed life into the room.

Orange blue abstract painting

Our living room flows into the dining room and then to the kitchen. It’s a great gathering space.

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living room flows into dining room

The TV cabinet was eventually replaced with a barn window table I custom built for the room. Also, new end tables I built from bar stools.

modern colorful living room

wall mounted tv living room white console table

Then, in 2016, I spent a great deal of time revamping the whole space! We finally switched out the beige couches with something more my taste.

I created that HUGE wall canvas and painted new artwork for a new, monochromatic color scheme.

I LOVE this giant abstract piece of artwork as wall decor in the living room. What a stunning way to decorate above the sofa couch.

I bought old lamps and revamped them: spray painting the base as well as creating new lamp shades from embroidery hoops & posterboard.

Living room club chairs

I bought new end tables (used off Craigslist) and painted ALL the trim white in the upstairs of our home. And at the end of all that, my husband was the one exhausted (even though he didn’t do any work)! Ha!

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Of course, there are still projects on my to-do list. I want to remake the stair balustrade so that it is more modern & I want to figure out a better solution for our TV stand because the barn window table broke!

Over the years and through all the changes this room has endured, I have loved designing it. The before and after is really amazing!

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Living Room Update with modern furniture, beautiful abstract wall art, and painted teal coffee table.

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6 thoughts on “Living Room

  • January 3, 2016 at 5:23 PM
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    I am so envious of all your creativity. Love the ombré shades and hope to try it myself.

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    • January 3, 2016 at 6:18 PM
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      Thank you Diana! That’s so kind of you. Don’t be jealous, I’m sure you could create many unique things if you give yourself the chance! Hope you stop by my blog again some time 🙂

      Melissa

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  • April 5, 2016 at 7:54 AM
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    Hey! Someone in my Facebook group shared this site with us so I came to give it a look. I’m definitely loving the information. I’m book-marking and will be tweeting this to my followers! Fantastic blog and fantastic design.

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    • April 5, 2016 at 8:02 AM
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      Wow thank you Soraya! Would you mind telling me who shared it so I can show them my appreciation, too?

      Melissa

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  • March 1, 2017 at 12:22 AM
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    I Love Love the color theme ..!! Very similar to my living, but only in color. The base of my LR (living room) is Nautical/Beachy Theme😊❣ the color around it is Beach Blues, Oceans Blues, (blues&teals) & a bit of Sand Beige (light to dark brown)…

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    • March 1, 2017 at 12:31 PM
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      Thank you, Christy! I love teals, but I didn’t want to go the nautical route. It was hard to balance that line. I’m sure your living room looks so great! Any chance you would be willing to share a picture?

      Melissa

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