It’s a new year which means its time to start working on some new projects around our home. I am excited to be participating the the #FreshspaceFebruary created by the lovely Tiffany of My Eclectic Nest. Over the month of February myself and a talented group of ladies will each be transforming one room in our home and give it the refresh everyone needs this time of year!
Over the next few weeks I will be transforming our formal living room with the help of some amazing sponsors. If your new here over the last 1.5 years I have slowly been transforming our old home room by room and while the living room has seen some major updates since the beginning I am excited to truly finish off the space!
The overall goal with the room is to create a moody and luxe space that is perfect for entertaining and comfortable enough to relax at the end of the day.
Now let’s get to the design plan! One of my favorite features in the room was the built ins I built using the ever so popular and versatile Billy Bookcase from Ikea but I always thought they were missing something. With the help of Velvet Finishes I will be painting the built ins with a mix of black and rich brown paint and also refreshing the fireplace with a faux marble look. And then the final touch will be accenting the fireplace wall with grass cloth wallpaper and beautiful sconces gifted by Craftmade.
Some smaller details I plan on changing up in the space are window treatments, adding a new rug, accessories and small accent furniture. Some of which I have scored off of Facebook Marketplace which is a great resource to find pieces when you do not have a huge budget to work with. It also has allowed me to sell some pieces that no longer will work in the space.
Here is a before photo of what the space looked when we purchased the house:
And here is what it currently looks like today…minus some pieces that I have already sold!
While I love the progress we have made so far there are elements of the room layout that are not the most ideal in terms of comfort and I am excited to change that over the next few weeks and give the room the finishing touch it needs.
Make sure to check out the other talented ladies below! We will all be updating each week via our blogs or Instagram stories.
And also check out our amazing sponsors who are helping bring the #Freshspacefebruary challenge to life!