Okay, I’m just going to start by saying that this is a totally different post than I’ve ever written before because I normally have vision for the rooms in my house but on this one I’m stuck. I’ve been staring at my living room for months, feeling like something is missing, it’s too bland, or something just isn’t quite right, but I can’t figure out what it is. Before I go on, let me give you a tour.
Here’s the dilemma… we’ve had the same couch for 5 years and I like it but I don’t love it in this space. It fit the space in our other home perfectly but it’s always kind of bothered me in this living room. I also feel like when I look at my living room I’m not struck with how stunning it is, like I am when I look at pictures like these, I’m more stuck on “hmmm, it looks good but something is missing…”
I know, I know, everyone’s space is different, and I’m not comparing, I’m just looking for that “WOW” factor, like these rooms have.
Here are the things I’m not willing to part with. I’m willing to make changes to them, but not do away with them completely.
- The collage wall. I’m willing to change out what’s up there but I like the drama of the huge collage (it’s over 20′).
- The TV console. I made over that piece for this particular space and I sort of love it. I’m willing to change what’s on top of it but not willing to do away with it completely.
That’s it. That’s all I’d like to keep in this space, the rest I would LOVE your opinion on! One last thing to give you an idea of what the rest of the upstairs looks like, here are a few pictures of the surrounding rooms that are all open to each other.
The Dining Room
Our Kitchen (which is almost done, but not quite)
The Eat-in Breakfast Nook
And here’s one last look at the living room.
What do you think would give this space a “WOW” factor? If this were your home how would you design/decorate it? Please help me, I’m itching to change up this space! 🙂 Thanks in advance for all your great ideas!!