The living room. It’s one of the most important rooms in the house. Especially since it’s connected to the kitchen, dining room, breakfast nook and entry way. It’s called an open floor plan. And they can be tricky to design and decorate. Getting the rooms to flow together, but still have a little somthin’ somthin’ of their own is a tad tricky for me. Especially in the paint department.
I thought I had it all figured out, I really did, and then a color named gray happened. I was going to go all soft and creamy, but then I kept seeing inspirational pictures of rooms with gray paint (a faint gray color) and I’m rather enjoying it. My problem is that the kitchen is connected to the living room. And I don’t particularly want gray in the kitchen. Our cabinets are a dark chocolate color and I’m not sure how that would look with gray. Know what I mean? See my dilemma?
Here’s what I’ve came up with:
I really love it. The fun accessories, the bright pops of blue paired with the sweet hints of yellow. It’s too pretty. And cheerful! And the thought of mixing patterns and textures is completely exciting! It’s just the paint color that has become the challenge. And not even really in the living room, but the kitchen.
Here’s what I mean:
The kitchen, looking from the living room. It’s all one.
Sure, it’s completely possible that I just paint the wall behind the cabinets a different color. That would probably solve my problem. Seeing the cabinets in person would probably be extremely beneficial too. Fact of the matter is, I am wanting a more “seamless” look, if you will. All in good time.
Until then, feast your eyes upon these gorgeous living rooms:
Beautiful rooms, eh? I am completely loving the look of sectionals, mixed patterns, textures and bamboo roman shades with drapery. It’s big. And I am firm believer in the saying: “Decorate with what you love”!
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Sectional- American Furniture Warehouse
Hardwood Flooring- Home Depot
Coffee Table- Home Decorators Collection
Wall Mirror- Amazon
White Drapes- Target
Armless Chair- Target
Grey & White Pattern Pillow- Home Decorators Collection
Aqua Pillow- Fabric Junkie Etsy Shop
Grey & White Floral Pillow- Fabric Junkie Etsy Shop
Turquoise Glass Vases- Horchow
Pattern Rug- Horchow
Swing Arm Floor Lamp- World Market Cost Plus
Paint Color- Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray
What about you? Has anything made you re-think you decorating ideas? Any paint color picking woes? Feel free to share!