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Want to impress a 6 year old? DIY a Latch Containers Advent Calendar
White, Gold and Blue Wreath for the Holidays
Vinegar Solutions you’ve gotta try on Hometalk
Halloween Mason Jars
Copper Leaf Lamp Makeover just in time for Fall
DIY Gold Leaf Wall Art + Apartment Therapy Contest
My New DIY Designer Pot and Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree from IKEA
Crates an easy Toy Storage solution
Homemade Butcher Block Cleaner
Homemade Foot Stool
Fabric Covered Plywood
Fabric Covered Cork board In Dining Area
Burlap Wreath
How to make your Post-It’s
How to give your terra cotta pots an aged look
Gold Home Office Accessories
DIY mini kitchen rolling cart
DIY project; a basket to organize my kitchen counter
A Homemade Mother’s Day Gift for my Mother-in-law
IKEA bar stools spring makeover
Coming up: next DIY projects
DIY personalized birthday mug
DIY and organizing a pantry (part II)
DIY and organizing a pantry (part I)
3 easy Easter projects
Lucky Gold Elephant
DIY Desktop Carousel
Valentine Heart Wreath
Dipped Wooden Spoons in paint
My Craft Room
My Craft Room Organization and Storage ideas
How to install a Pegboard in a craft room DIY project
Bonus room; soon to be craft/office room UPDATED STATUS II
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DIY projects: How paint makes a difference
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas; Snow and Christmas decor
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Slight obsession with RED
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DIY Chalkboard
Reclaimed my old brown IKEA LEKSVIK desk
The Before and After of my old wicker baskets
The “BEFORE” and “AFTER” of my small home office

My ‘Not So’ Living Room

Living Room needs a makeover

Hello everyone,

I hope you enjoyed your weekend!

I’ve been busy all afternoon working on trying to fix a technical issue on my blog.  Now that we just finished having supper I am finally taking time to write. Today’s post is a little different because unlike other posts where I bring you DIY’s that I am excited about, this one is about my inability to decorate my living room. I had another project and post prepared for you today but I had an overwhelming need to share this with you instead.

We’ve been living in our house for 3 years now and I have not yet been able to find the furniture and layout that works for this space. Trust me when I say, this keeps me up at night.

Hubby can attest, we have changed this space at least 20 times in the last 36 months (I am not exaggerating), this includes but is not limited to: paint color, accessories, furniture and furniture placement . I won’t go into details because I don’t want hubby to remember all the times I’ve made him work, just to have him change it again only a few weeks later.

I’ve been contemplating showing you pictures of how our living room used to look like but, out of shame I decided against it and will only show you two of them. I also don’t have many decent pictures because most were taken before I started blogging and learned the importance of ‘good light’. Back in September/October 2012, we had our main floor renovated, the floor was replaced with dark engineered wood, the baseboards were replaced by beautiful ones and the walls were painted in a grey blue shade.  Because of these changes, I like my living room now a little bit more but I am still looking for the perfect layout.

Anyhow, my living room is where we spend most of our time as a family after the kitchen. We watch TV here, play with Nate and have friends over. What am I going to do? Well, I had hubby and my dad remove the big brown sectional we had here, removed the chairs, switch rugs and removed all the accessories. I wanted to work with a blank canvas. I also had hubby bring back this white IKEA sofa from upstairs and removed the other pieces of furniture too. Do you see those two brown nightstands next to the white couch, my mother-in-law gave it to us over two weeks ago, I am planning on painting them in white, but after I took these pictures, I had hubby move them upstairs. I am planning on using them for something else. See, those big black lamps, I will be removing them too or I might spray paint them in a different color, I don’t know yet. Now, I will only keep the white sofa, the white mirror and the table. The curtains have to go, they are too short, they don’t reach the floor because before we did the renovation of our main floor, we had those old 80’s style heaters and we were scared that they would catch fire. I am thinking of putting them up in our master bedroom instead. The white rug has to go too.

I don’t want to spend money on this space, so in the next weeks, I will be moving things around and try to find the right layout for me. This is going to be a challenge because there is limited space and too many angles to work with. We also have an angled fireplace without a mantel (from the late 80’s) and the entire living room is just too small. Home sweet Home.

Living Room with white IKEA sofa and white rug

I might regret posting these next two pictures but here they are, this is how my living room used to look like last year before the renovations started. You can see our old brown sectional that it is now in our basement. We replaced it with our old IKEA white sofa from our master bedroom on the second floor. One of the big mistakes I did, was too buy furniture that was too big for this tiny space. That’s why now, I decided to only keep one sofa, it’s enough for the three of us and I might add chairs but I’m not sure about that either. See those two black ceramic garden stools in the middle of the space, we had to remove them too because they were too dangerous for Nate and the pups:

living room with brown sectional and chairs

the picture below is pre-blogging days as well but it gives you a good idea of how our living room used to look and how it is living with a little boy and two small dogs (Nate had just turned 1 in that picture, explains the big Elmo balloons), please trust me this is not part of my usual décor :

living room with brown sectional and chairs

At this moment, I would’ve loved adding white stripes to the grey blue walls but I don’t know if I will be able to take on this task right now because I don’t have hubby’s buy in yet. I am working on it. For now, I will have to work with what I have. I don’t dislike it but somehow I feel limited to the colors of furniture and accessories I can decorate with. Looking for the perfect gray blue shade was difficult because I wanted it to go well with the brown sectional we had at the time. Now, that we have the white sofa here, I’m a lot happier with the color because it makes the white sofa pop. Choosing the perfect shade was not easy, I asked my family and friends what they thought of it and everyone had a different opinion, so I made the choice myself and went ahead with it. Looking at it today, I don’t think it looks too bad and I always wanted something blue in my living room. I don’t know how this room will turn out but I am hoping for hubby’s sake that I will love it. I also don’t know where will I start. I love decorating my home but this space has been a challenge for me since day one and I have a feeling that it will always be:

Living Room with white IKEA sofa and white rug

It might be a while before I post an update of my living room because like I mentioned before; I don’t know where to start.

Thanks for reading and for letting me vent

Thanks again for stopping by!

Linking this week to these fun parties!

Ingrid

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  • allyson says:

    I love that sofa! I totally feel your pain and often think this way about a lot of the rooms in our house. Our living room is also the worst because it’s the most awkward layout/space ever. I wish I would have realized before we bought it…but too late now! I am sure it will come together, and I really really really love that paint color! If you don’t want to buy new curtains, you could always add another panel to the bottom to make them the right length. If you have another color you want to combine with them, then you would have that block color at the bottom…or you could cut the curtains in half, and then put the color block in the center like a stripe!

    July 22, 2013 at 11:23 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you very much Allyson for giving me these great ideas 🙂 you are right it would be nice to not remove them and try one of the ideas you gave me! 🙂 I would need to ask my mom for help she is a seamstress and I am not good with a sewing machine
      you know, this is not the only room we have difficulties with the layout in house too but it seems the most difficult 😉
      Thanks again Allyson 🙂 so happy you stopped by too!

      July 23, 2013 at 12:00 pm
  • memyselfandkids.com says:

    20 times? Wow, your husband is a patient man!

    July 22, 2013 at 11:36 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      ha!ha! 🙂 yes, he is a VERY patient man, that’s why he is still with me! 🙂

      July 23, 2013 at 12:08 pm
      • memyselfandkids.com says:

        Good for you guys – enjoy each other.

        July 23, 2013 at 12:17 pm
        • now at home mom says:

          🙂 thank you very much Larry!

          July 23, 2013 at 1:00 pm
  • House@heart says:

    I love the colour on the walls!! And I like that the sofa pops! I think it should pop!!:) Oh, and I also think that that wooden table is the perfect shade, a bit orange-y, if I see correctly, brings the organic feel…. Maybe mix some…hot pink (fuschia)??:)) If hubby finally accepts it..
    Take your time devorating… it’ ll turn out great!!

    July 23, 2013 at 12:44 am
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 thank you very much Ozana 🙂 I agree with you too that the sofa should pop! 🙂 yes for the table too, I need wood to ground the space 🙂
      I will read him your comment and see what he says about the hot pink fuschia in our living room! 🙂 it would be a nice addition to this space too!
      thanks again Ozana and for stopping by too! 🙂

      July 23, 2013 at 12:16 pm
  • Amy Mayen says:

    I really love the white rug a lot! I havea small living room too. I did black sofas in faux leather. I regret the color because its like a cave in there, seems dark! I love your white sofa and accents. I think it’s very calming in there, even if its not what you want yet. I know you don’t need another opinion- you are right to go with your instincts. But I gotta tell you mine anyways:) the window is gorgeous, and I agree that your curtain should really show it off and highlight that wall. I think your neutral palette is fab! I have some weird fear of color too…so pillow covers & brightly colored knick knacks are a great way to infuse color without the commitment. That’s all for this comment, except that your photos on your worst per blogging days aren’t as bad as some of the ones I’ve published! And I already love your space and think its beautiful! I can’t wait to see it when you fix tithe way you want!

    July 23, 2013 at 12:54 am
    • now at home mom says:

      ha!ha! Amy, you are so sweet! 🙂 happy you like the light colors as much as I do, it might be because our winters are long and dark, so I need a little bit of light over here! You know, I love brown and black sofas too but unless the space is very bright they tend to make the room darker sometimes, that’s why I needed to remove the brown one for now ;-)& thank you so much for your opinion, of course I want to know what you think 🙂 & yes, I might add some color to this room with pillows and accessories! 🙂 thanks Amy, I really can’t wait to find the layout I want! 🙂

      July 23, 2013 at 12:25 pm
  • Nice piece of work says:

    If that was MY living room, I would never leave it. It is DIVINE. The colours, the balance, everything. I think my jaw actually dropped open when I scrolled down the pics. And the pics of before, with different furniture and Nate’s stuff, well, that is what rooms look like when they are lived in and real people do real things in them!

    July 23, 2013 at 1:01 am
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you so much Jill! 🙂 I’m really happy you wrote this, thank you so much! 🙂 maybe I should stop looking at how bad it is and look at the positive like : it’s very bright and love the floors too! 🙂 & you are right too about lived in rooms; they don’t look like the ones in the magazines 😉 thanks Jill

      July 23, 2013 at 12:29 pm
  • little poppits says:

    Oh Ingrid, it looks so good, before and after! I’ve gotta say my fave is the elmo baloon! xxxx

    July 23, 2013 at 4:53 am
    • now at home mom says:

      ha!ha! Teresa, I knew you would like the Elmo balloon, I do too! and thank you so much, glad you liked how I had the living room before too! 🙂

      July 23, 2013 at 12:30 pm
  • Julia @cuckoo4design says:

    You know what? I kind of really liked the sectional (or a sectional) in your living room.
    I wish you good luck finding your way in your living room!

    July 23, 2013 at 8:02 am
    • now at home mom says:

      hubby was so sad when I asked him to move the sectional downstairs but he did it because he couldn’t hear me talking about it every single day! ha!ha! 🙂 we now have 2 sectionals downstairs; the brown one and a white one! He is asking me to bring the white one back over here! he will love your comment 🙂

      July 23, 2013 at 12:34 pm
  • motherhoodisanart says:

    Our house has so many weird angles too (mainly with the ceiling) and it makes it so hard for me find the right layouts. We are actually talking about putting our house on the market and buying a new house because it is just getting increasingly harder as the kids are growing and we need more room. The thought of packing up our house though and moving seems so daunting to me though!

    July 23, 2013 at 8:18 am
    • now at home mom says:

      I don’t know why they make them with so many angles, it gets difficult to find the perfect layout! 🙂 & oh! buying a new house, that can be exciting and scary at the same time with the kids (so many things to pack), but I understand with your 3 kids the house can start to feel small and maybe a bigger house would be nice too! 🙂

      July 23, 2013 at 12:37 pm
  • Rexlin Victor says:

    Yeah, it’s true… Decorating home is always a challenging, head -breaking, difficult task…. I like small sofa.. Pups are sooooo cute…

    July 23, 2013 at 11:41 am
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 thank you so much Rexlin 🙂 I’m happy you liked the sofa too and the pups as well! 🙂 & decorating can be challenging but also fun right? 😉

      July 23, 2013 at 12:40 pm
  • easycraftsforchildren says:

    Hi Ingrid I think that your living room looks great , I love the white sofa which is big enough for your family and the big white mirror on the wall. I hope that you are having a great week. 🙂

    July 23, 2013 at 2:08 pm
  • justagirlabby says:

    I felt like this about my bedroom for a while, but it came together piece by piece. Your room will too, and I’m sure it will be beautiful! Hope you’re having a great week, Ingrid!

    ~Abby =)

    July 23, 2013 at 3:20 pm
  • Christine says:

    Are you serious??? Your living room is FABULOUS Ingrid!!! I would move in just like it is!

    July 23, 2013 at 8:56 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 thank you so much Christine, I’m really happy to hear this from you! 🙂 I’ve had amazing tips and comments today from all of you! 🙂 I’m very happy! 🙂

      July 23, 2013 at 8:59 pm
  • kalamitykelli says:

    I love it all! Probably would do a different wall color but don’t tell your husband! I’m no decorator but would stripes just accentuate the odd shape of the room? That last picture is fabulous! I think you want a bigger living room! 🙂

    July 23, 2013 at 10:05 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 Kelli, you are so right! the stripes would accentuate the angles , I didn’t even think about this until now! Forget the stripes 😉
      thanks Kelli and yes, I want a big living room where I could also have a small desk, you know me well 😉

      July 23, 2013 at 10:13 pm
  • Katie@mydiyhabits.com says:

    Oh man…big task at hand…but you have great essentials to start with. Love the color, the sofa and the room is really bright which always helps! If all else fails just add one of your dogs to every picture and the room immediately looks amazing!
    Good luck!
    -Katie@mydiyhabits

    July 24, 2013 at 11:18 am
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 thank you very much Katie 🙂 I will try not to forget to add one of my dogs to the pictures ha!ha! 🙂 & yes you are right having a lot of sunshine during the day really helps a lot over here! 🙂 thanks again Katie!

      July 24, 2013 at 6:57 pm
  • dianne faw says:

    I agree with Kelli – forget the stripes. I don’t think stripes is the answer in this room. You’ve gotten some great feedback but of course it is your space and you need to make it workable for you (and your family). I love the idea of using the existing curtains with a colorblocked stripe in the middle. I also think the wall color, white couch, mirror and yes, even the rug all look great. The floor is beautiful, the wood accent pieces all look good. I think you might be getting close to done. Although with home decor, I think if you get some good, solid anchor pieces, it is nice to change things up. Little things though, like throw pillows, lamps, etc. Good luck! Love the pictures.

    July 24, 2013 at 11:43 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Dianne, you are right, I think starting with these pieces is very good now I just need to think about the accessories and layout of the furniture! the only thing is I’m still not sure of the accent color I would like! I am liking the yellow, the blue, the pink and the grey! 😉 but like you wrote; what is important is for this place to feel like our home, a place where we can feel cozy 🙂 thanks again Dianne for your visit and lovely comment 🙂

      July 24, 2013 at 6:59 pm
  • Cristina@Remodelando la Casa says:

    I love how it looks with the white couch, even with all the toys and the pup it looks way better than what my family room used to look when my kids were that young 🙂

    July 24, 2013 at 4:27 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 thank you so much Cristina 🙂 this living room can get messy very fast too with my 2 year old and the dogs but I try my best to put his toys in baskets and crates because it’s the first room we see when we come home 🙂 but it’s almost always messy! 🙂 I’m glad I decided to go with the white couch; it brightens up the room 🙂 thanks again Cristina 🙂

      July 24, 2013 at 7:02 pm
  • ohlidia says:

    First off, I love the colour of your walls. Similar shade to what I have in my TV room. Secondly, love the dark wood floor instead of the parquet flooring… Good choice. Much better with the white couch. So far so good Ingrid! These things take time and you’ve certainly improved the room quite a bit already. The rest will come!

    July 24, 2013 at 11:05 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Lidia, glad you are liking how it’s looking now, Now I need to get some work done around here and hope soon it will look much better! 🙂 thanks again Lidia for your sweet comment 🙂

      July 24, 2013 at 11:55 pm
  • nantucketdaffodil says:

    Hmmm…I LIKED the brown sofa there…just the chairs did need to go for space. But I love the freshness of the white sofa, How about the sofa slid against the left wall but facing that window, with a pair of chairs facing the sofa? Im sure you have tried it all!!! good luck!

    July 25, 2013 at 7:46 am
    • now at home mom says:

      oh! thank you very much for these great tips 🙂 I really appreciate them! & yes, I did try it this way and I have 2 grey chairs that I am thinking of adding! 🙂 I think I will like this new look very much, much more cozy too! 🙂 thanks again for taking time to write and for visiting too! 🙂

      July 25, 2013 at 8:52 pm
  • ourlifeinaction says:

    So weird – my hubby and I were talking about the same thing. I need to figure out what to do with my living room – I keep saying it has no flow. Fingers crossed we both figure it out. 😉

    July 25, 2013 at 1:17 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 oh! I guess we are thinking about the same things! 🙂 & I noticed that you are thinking about decor too from your recent posts Gabriella! I hope I find a good layout soon, you should see asking hubby to move things around 🙂 I hope I will get to read about yours soon too 🙂

      July 25, 2013 at 9:10 pm
  • Christy@Confessions of a Serial DIYer says:

    It’s that darned angled fireplace! I have one too and it is really hard to work the room around! You have amazing basics…gorgeous wall color and floors and the perfect sofa. When you’re in the room, does the mirror feel a bit heavy above your sofa? It worked nicely above the sectional. That space would make for a great gallery wall and might add a bit more interest. You don’t have far to go to make this space incredible! I look forward to seeing how you finish it! 🙂

    July 26, 2013 at 11:44 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 thank you very much Christy, I know it’s this fireplace that makes everything so difficult! some days I wish we could remove it but I don’t think it’s that easy! 🙂 and thank you so much for the lovely comments too
      Yes, the mirror sure does feel heavy because the white sofa is much smaller than the sectional, I’m considering removing the sofa from that wall and place it in front or against the window, I think I will be working on this all weekend with hubby’s help! 🙂
      also the gallery would be very nice there! thanks again Christy, just visited your lovely blog, thank you so much for your visit too, hope to see you back soon! 🙂

      July 27, 2013 at 12:09 am
  • Krista @thehappyhousie says:

    I love the new wall colour – so pretty! And the white couch is gorgeous!! I have always wanted a white couch but don’t think I could keep it clean. It can be really hard to design in a narrow space with angled walls- I feel your pain!! I wish I lived closer to you so I could have come over to move things around with you – that is my favourite job and we could have saved your husband some work!! Do you plan to share any pictures of the other side of the room?? I am curious now!! But you shouldn’t be so hard on yourself – even your before pics are good!

    July 27, 2013 at 1:42 am
    • now at home mom says:

      oh! thank you so much Krista! 🙂 how I wish you lived closer too, I love changing the furniture around but it can get a bit heavy and with Nate on the way it’s not always easy 😉 Yes, I will try to take better pictures too and showing the other side of the room, this weekend I will be working on the layout again with hubby; to see what works best!
      Thanks again Krista for your lovely comments 🙂

      July 27, 2013 at 8:16 am
  • Carol says:

    I think your wall color is lovely, Ingrid, as well as your flooring. The first thing I would do is add an accent fabric along the sides and on the lower edge of your drapes so they reach the floor. If there is room on that other window, I would add the drapery there, too, along with the accent color. I would purchase enough of the accent color to add it to your sofa in some pillows. I would also try to find (look around your home if you don’t want to purchase one) a smaller-scale chair to go on that blank wall between the two windows. I would bring back one of those garden stools to use as a little table next to the chair and maybe have a small floor lamp. I don’t know what your fireplace looks like, but you said there is no mantel. Adding a wood mantel can be a fairly inexpensive and not-to-difficult DIY project. You do have a lot of angles going on in that room, but they aren’t going away, so why not embrace them as architectural uniqueness to your home. My motto is “Bloom where you’re planted instead of exist where you’re stuck.” I’m not trying to be “flip” here, but sometimes you just have to open your eyes to other possibilities beyond the norm. Good luck with whatever you do decide to do. I think the room has wonderful possibilities!

    July 27, 2013 at 11:20 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much Carol 🙂 I love all your suggestions and for sure I will take them into consideration! Today, hubby and I we’ve been working on the layout and I am liking the sofa in front of the window; makes the space feel bigger 🙂 as for the accent color, I am having a lot of difficulties with it because I don’t want to spend money right now, so I am thinking of looking for items I already have around the house.
      As for the fireplace, I will leave it as is and maybe in the future I will do as you say; ‘add a fake DIY mantel’ 🙂 & you are right, I do have to open my eyes to other possibilities … 🙂 I hope, I will like it very much and share with all of you soon! 🙂
      thanks again for your lovely comments Carol, I really appreciate them! 🙂

      July 28, 2013 at 5:18 pm
  • Jenna says:

    Can’t wait to see what you do! I do love that wall color, though!
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

    July 29, 2013 at 7:17 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Jenna! I used to regret choosing this color but now with the white sofa, the room looks brighter 🙂 Hope to share the details very soon! 🙂

      July 29, 2013 at 2:25 pm
  • Jamie Koenig says:

    Girl I feel you pain when it comes to furniture too big for an area. we have a sectional that I cant wait to get rid of…just need to fix the leather sofa sitting in our garage. Chairs would work great in your space or a nice chaise “fainting couch” as I like to call them. Love the room after you were done with it.

    July 29, 2013 at 2:55 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Jamie, I’m really glad to now have the sectional in the basement, the white sofa feels better here and yes, I am thinking of adding 2 grey chairs as well for more sitting places 🙂 thank you so much Jamie for stopping by today too!

      July 29, 2013 at 3:35 pm
  • thecapeonthecorner says:

    I think it looks great both ways, actually. love that modern coffee table.

    July 30, 2013 at 10:30 am
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you very much, I prefer it with the white couch and like the table too! can’t wait to finish everything here! & thanks for stopping by too! 🙂

      July 30, 2013 at 7:15 pm
  • Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says:

    Oh I so can relate. Some rooms are such a challenge, and then others just fall into place. Good luck, can’t wait to see what you figure out. I think the white sofa is a great start. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

    July 30, 2013 at 11:15 am
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you very much Marty, yes, this room is a big challenge for me, I’ve been trying different layouts and I still don’t like it but like you said, the white sofa it’s a great start, once again Marty, thank you so much for visiting today! 🙂

      July 30, 2013 at 7:17 pm
  • Brandi says:

    I love your wall color, Ingrid. It’s such a pretty shade of blue. I think the changes you made are really wonderful. Your floors are gorgeous and I love your white sofa. You’re off to a beautiful start.

    July 31, 2013 at 7:29 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you so much Brandi! 🙂 I love the white sofa too now and I think now I will be able to add a splash of color; maybe blue, maybe pink! can’t wait to shop for this! 🙂

      July 31, 2013 at 11:17 am

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