Finally, it’s January and I’m kicking off the extreme living room makeover. I’m super excited to see how things take shape in this room. We have the important pieces of furniture already so it’s reyálly just completing the room that I’ll be up to. I’m actually nervous about this room because I don’t want to end up buying all this stuff and not like it in the end.
My instincts are telling me to leave the room painted white, this is for practical reasons. Firstly I need to stay within the budget and I can’t afford to buy lots of paint that will be enough to cover the entire walls. I’m debating if different coloured accent walls are timeless; for now, I would rather keep everything white. That being said, I’m known to throw in surprises so take everything I say with a grain of salt.
In the beginning, I wanted to do a bead and batten wall because it’s not as labour intensive as the other options I was considering. But after going to the hardware store and realising the cost I quickly had to change plans. The cheapest option came down to picture frame moulding and chair railing. I will share in detail how I calculated the sizing spaces for the picture frames, but to be honest there is no formula to it. The sizes of the picture frames will depend greatly on the shape and size of the wall and also personal taste and preference.
The focal point of the room will be the windows. You might already know this, I am obsessed with our windows and I want the room to project that. This is one of the other reasons why I would rather keep the walls neutral or white. I fear that painting the room another colour might compete with the windows for attention. If wishes were horses though I would have loved to reinstall a ceiling curtain track instead of the rods that we currently have. In my mind the combination of floor-length curtains plus the windows is KILLER! But oh well, back to reality.
Other than these points, I am worried that the TV wall is looking plan, on the other hand, the carpet is busy and I don’t want to add too many elements that might compete for attention with the eye. I do have the Binga baskets though that I might just end hanging at the back of the TV to fill in the white space.
I love a good accent chair. The ones I chose will really accentuate the decor and tie everything together. I have to add though that we actually ordered the accent chairs a long time ago before I wanted to do the makeover; they aren’t included in the makeover budget.
And that’s it, friends, this is the final look, at the end of January I will be sharing the outcome of this makeover. Before that time though, I would love to hear what your contributions are.