I’ve been a little sneaky lately completely redecorating my whole living room without letting you all know. If you follow me on Facebook, you saw me contemplating getting the big brown reclining couch. If you subscribe to my blog posts, you know I recently made new DIY lamps. And if you were one of the many who came over from Hometalk to see my modern macrame plant hanger, you’ve already got a glimpse of my new curtains. You’ll see these items and more in my living room makeover!
Today I’ll be sharing my eclectic home decor style alongside other bloggers with a similar aesthetic as part of the Spring Fling Home Tour blog hop hosted by my friend Stephanie who blogs at www.casawatkins.net.
I’m trying to move towards a more modern style in my home, but it’s been hard working with my beige on beige on beige 1980’s Midwest house. You’ll see more changes in upcoming posts from me over the next couple months.
So here’s what I was starting with…
Then, at various points in time, I upgraded our end tables made from bar stools, built a barn window table for the TV console, and switched out our lamp shades with ones I painted teal ombre. At my Christmas home tour, the last time my readers saw my main living room space, it looked like this:
Ps. This was also before I bought my fancy new camera, so I apologize for the picture quality.
After the last couple months of change, here’s what my living room looks like today:
Totally different, right!?
As you can see, the elephant in the room is our brown La-Z-Boy recliner sofa. I’m not oblivious to the fact this couch is not visually attractive. My husband has been wanting a really comfortable couch for a long time. This is right up his alley; it has memory foam seats and reclines back all the way and my goodness is it relaxing.
Honestly, I’m still not sold. I did my best to modernize the big ugly thing (like adding that HUGE abstract painting to detract from it) but for now I’m just going to live with it.
Speaking of that huge abstract painting, I moved our family painting into the play room downstairs and replaced it with this DIY canvas (tutorial on how to create something like this soon). The painting I created with acrylics, wall paint, and water soluble inks.
The end tables I picked up secondhand from a Facebook garage sale site. I’m getting as addicted to these as I am to Craigslist.
On the other side of the living room, you’ll see my signature teal coffee table and this gorgeous mid-century inspired modern gray sofa. I was over having matching sofas. I wanted a more mismatched, eclectic vibe in my living room makeover.
That coffee table was the inspiration for everything in this room. Its bright hue really is the focal point of the space!
For spring decor, I added in various greenery throughout the space. This gorgeous plant pot on my coffee table as well as the mugs are pottery made by my sister Anne. Visit her artist’s website to see more of her work–you will be amazed!
You might have already saw the modern DIY plant hanger I made to hang in the corner. You can create this macrame hanger with just string, it’s super easy.
The other things here I sourced from IKEA. The white curtains were 98″ LENDA white curtains on sale two panels for only $20! STEAL. I bought two sets. The large majesty palm I bought for $12 and split in two so I also have one in my entryway. I potted the palm in a plastic garbage can I bought for $2. It’s safe to say I had a successful IKEA trip to shop for my living room makeover!
I hung my pallet wood sign that reads “BElieve THEre is GOOD in the world” on the wall for the first time instead of leaning against something. I love this sign being a constant reminder to me and think its home on the wall between our living and dining rooms is the perfect spot!
As you can see, I moved our “buffet” dresser underneath the TV to replace the old barn window table. I’m sad to say my sister accidentally broke the glass panes of the table and we had to move it into the garage until it’s fixed. I guess what do you expect from 100 year old glass?
Atop the dresser I have more spring touches, including this adorable faux Easter egg nest that I made last year.
Here are some fun before and afters of my living room makeover. I think they really show the transformation!
Feel free to pin these if you are so inclined!
If you’d like to see how to make the DIY projects in this room visit the following links to my blog posts:
- Modern Macrame Plant Hanger
- Pallet Wood Sign
- Teal Coffee Table Makeover
- Lamp Makeover with DIY Shade
- Faux Egg & Nest Easter Decor
Now it’s time for you to tour these other wonderful bloggers’ homes decorated for spring in an eclectic style. Search #springflinghometour to see all 20 homes shared in various styles from farmhouse to traditional to transitional. Thanks for stopping by to see my living room makeover!
- Cardboard Ship Wheel and Fake Portholes
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