Check out these before and after pictures of my updated living room.
Welcome to my living room! I posted previously about my living room but thought some new photos were in order and now that I have more readers, it’s nice to share my favorite room with you! I recently discussed my neutral living room with Savvy Southern Style.
Here is the before. We took that wall down that you see on the right and opened up the space.
We added bookshelves and I painted over that peach granite. And, yes, that’s a very large baby gate you see there.
This is the chaos I’m trying to separate my living room from!
I love neutrals and french decor in case you didn’t notice 😉
Most of my finds are very inexpensive.
Here is another before shot taken from the foyer. That bay window was just begging for a window bench!
We had one made along with some custom cushions.
The tops lift up to reveal storage! It’s a good spot to hide seasonal decor and Christmas presents…shhh.
Another before shot when we first toured the house. We added rounded steps and removed the bannisters.
It’s amazing what new flooring and paint can do!
Hello rounded steps!
I found the most difficult thing to tackle was bookshelf styling! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve styled and restyled them. Too many times.
Plus I don’t like a lot of clutter so I wanted add something lovely and meaningful but at the same time not overcrowding the shelves.
The little chicken wire baskets I found at a garage sale. I turned them upside down and added them to my stacks of magazines. There are more books, candles and photos.
This beautiful portrait of my son and I was a special gift.
The bottom cupboards store all my photo albums. It’s great to have some hidden storage.
I don’t think you need to spend a lot of money on decor items.
You should spend money on the items that will be used long-term like a couch and other furniture but not decor. Below you can see in my living room source guide below where I got everything!
Thanks for stopping by!