This is the living room of our new house. It is in the front of the house. You enter the front door and turn right to go into it. I am kind of in love with the curved entry way into it. It is a little larger and a completely different layout than the living room at our old house, so it took me rearranging furniture a few times before I was happy.
When we bought the house, this room was painted a sort of olive green. Given that the ceiling was also painted due to the curves going from the wall to the ceiling (which I think are pretty cool), it was rather dungeon like in here. We decided to pick one color to paint the whole house and went with a neutral, light grey. We tried a few different samples before picking this color, which seemed the most just grey to me.
The curtains came with the house. They are a nice neutral curtain, giving me time to decide what I want to do. I definitely want to keep curtains for the side windows, as I like opening them and letting the light pour in. I think I also want to keep curtains for the front window, as opposed to putting shutters there. But, I have yet to make a decision and yet to find any curtains calling my name. So, these will do for the time being. We also will be putting baseboards in here at some point in the (hopefully) near future. Most of the house just had quarter round, so we are working on putting baseboards throughout the house.
I feel like this room functions really well for us. There are a few toys under the big window for the kids to play with. I like that the kids now utilize all the seating in the room…they used to pretty much just use the couch at our old house. Isla, in particular, likes to go sit at the vintage desk by the fireplace and I love whenever I see her sitting in it.
^^ You can see a sample of the old paint at the bottom of the wall…which will obviously be covered up once we get baseboards installed.
^^ The vintage mail cart in the corner by the couch holds all our throw blankets. I love that I don't have to fold them and can just dump them in there. Even in the dead of summer, my kids still pull out all the blankets, so I love the ease of just throwing them in the cart when they are done.
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