If you follow me on Pinterest, you’ve probably noticed that it has been blowing up with decor ideas for the house. Since we seem to be in another building lull, I thought it would be fun to share some of my ideas for the interior of our home, starting with the living room.
The main floor living space is not huge. I’ve already posted about the couch, but here’s another photo to jog your memory:
via the Pottery Barn website
We chose this couch because we want it to “float” in front of the fireplace and, in order to have room for a walkway on either side, we had to choose something less than 90 inches in width.
I’ve been passively searching for a good accent chair to go along with the couch, but haven’t found anything that thrilled me. I did, however, happen to sit in one of the IKEA POÄNG chairs at a friend’s house and found it incredibly comfortable. So until I find something else, my plan is to have a POÄNG in the main living space. And you can’t beat the $99 price tag!
via the IKEA website
My favorite part of the living room is the huge window that faces the woods behind the house. I’ve gone back and forth on if I want to put up blinds or drapes, but have been leaning toward dressing the window in some fashion. Because of the multiple panes, I would love to do something with several curtain panels, like this:
The gray stripes also just call to me. I love them.
Speaking of colors, if you remember from the selections posts, our primary color pallet is gray (walls) and white (trim and carpet). For the living room, my plan is to incorporate pops of yellow, my favorite accent color for gray. My Pinterest board is full of rooms like these:
via my home life
via Cape 27
(I would really love to paint our door that shade of yellow, too — even though it’s not in the living room.)
The best part about such a neutral pallet is that we’ll easily be able to change out the accent color once we get tired of it, or as the seasons change. (Obviously not the front door, though. That would just be crazy.)
Finally, there is the matter of the fireplace. The fireplace and mantel will be built simply, and we’ll mount the TV on the wall above. Someday, I’d love to do something like this:
But sooner than that, I’d love to get some built-in bookcases installed in the insets on either side of the fireplace. If we can find ones that fit, maybe they wouldn’t even have to be massive built-in to start (I’m trying not to kid myself into thinking we’ll tackle all of these projects within the first month of living in the house). So, something like this might work:
Eventually, though, I want this:
Oh, handy husband of mine…!
Where do you go to find home decorating inspiration?