My sis happens to have a knack for decorating and design-in fact, she has started her own design consulting in Los Angeles/Long Beach.
Anyways, I always have a list of projects to get her help with or advice on when she comes to visit. Sometimes I send pictures or facetime for help but that is just not the same. :)
Steve has been wanting to update our living/dining room spaces a bit and add some modern touches. However, we wanted to do it without spending any or much cash.
And here it is now. We swapped out the small 5x7 dark rug for the 8x10 light rug that we had in the dining room. We currently are not using that rug due to a certain messy 3 year-old so it was great to pull out of the attic.
Rearranged the table and standing lamps.
Swapped out a couple kick knacks.
The Lane coffee table could seriously use a refinishing but I love how it makes the room less heavy and the proportions are awesome if I do say so myself. Anyone know of a way to spruce up the table (think water stains and light scratches) without totally refinishing it?
Added bonus: makes a great fort structure and hiding spot.
Other than that, we didn't do much but I can't believe how much bigger and brighter the room feels with just these few little changes. I would like to purchase some dramatic 50s sculpture type piece for the coffee table and some fun pillows as well as hide all those cords by the TV but other than that, I love the new room!
And best of all-FREE!