Lightened up look in the living room

I like making changes in my home decor and this spring I decided a lightened up look in the living room was in order.

We’ve been in our house about 10 years now and I figured it was time for a change. Actually, I’ve been making changes little by little over the past year but just last week decided I wanted to change up the color scheme a bit.

I bought a new sofa last spring, a new rug this past fall and switched out the mantle decor in the fall also. The new sofa had throw pillows with darker colors like brown, blue, gold and rust and my curtains were slim gold and brown stripes.

Mantel decor

Mantel decor

The first change I made was with the curtains – I bought these gray, blue and light blue floral print curtains at Kohl’s on sale. Once I got home and hung them, I realized the throw pillows on the sofa needed to be lighter also.

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New curtains in lightened up living room.

Close up of curtains.

Close up of curtains.

I like many different styles – I can go  from farmhouse to industrial to french country and even some things contemporary – and was originally thinking I would go with some type of burlap throw pillows for the sofa. I started my search on Etsy and changed my mind from the burlap to a French grain sack pillow cover eventually settling on these pictured here. I love the neutral colors and French writing on the one style as well as the toned down hues of blue and gold on the other. The pillows coordinated nicely with the new curtains and sort of pulled the lightened up look of the living room all together.

New throw pillows on sofa.

New throw pillows on sofa.

Earlier last month, I bought a new lamp with a  gray base and white shade, as well as a new gold and silver colored side table.

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New living room lamp

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Gold and silver side table

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Silver toned top of side table

I’m also thinking about switching out the lamps on each side of the sofa. I had found two contemporary looking lamps with gold bases and white lampshades at HomeGoods but when I went back for them they were gone. I may just change out the lampshades instead – haven’t made my mind up about that yet.

Lightened up living room look

Lightened up living room look

The only thing I’m not really liking now are the two chairs but they will have to do for now. I’m enjoying the lightened look of my living room!

On to my next project….

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