Living Room Makeover

Living Room Makeover

Last year I was happy do a little home improvement.  One project we took on was to do a little makeover in our living room.  Today I’m going to share some of the items we purchased and (hopefully) provide a little insight and inspiration on how you can decorate and do room makeovers on a budget! [Read more…]

Blue & Brown Decor Inspiration from

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I’m currently researching and shopping for ideas to makeover various areas of my home.  Last week I told you that I was specifically looking around for items to put in my living and I shared some of my favorite trends in wall decor.  I just got a brown slip cover for my couch, and now I believe I’ve narrowed it down and decided that I want a color scheme of brown and blue-green for my living room.

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I’ve been looking at rugs and I found a great selection at  Kalaty has all hand made and mostly hand knotted rugs.  The Oriental rug businesses started in the early 1900s in Iran and came to the United States in 1979.  Today it is still a family business, and as such, they have a focus on high quality design.

Their designs include contemporary and classic patterns.  Just a few that I think you’d love include the Verona, the Sierra, the Majave, and the Caspian, but they are all truly great!

Check out this video for information on the company:

Often the couch or entertainment center is dubbed as the focal point of the room, around which everything else is centered; however, a rug can be just as imporant.  A great rug can grab your attention and draw your eye in.  It can also provide contrast.  For example, if you have a brown or black couch, a brightly colored rug, could really make the room pop.  And if you have a  a lot of similar colored accent pieces in the room (vases, lamps, wall art), that rug can really bring everything together and create a cohesive color scheme or theme.

To illustrate what I’m talking about, I created a collage and inspriration board of decorative items, inspired by a rug at  Since I’m leaning towards blue and brown for my living room colors, I decided to chec out some items that would go great along side this Tibetan Weave Rug:


I’m currently looking for items with a modern and chic look, with perhaps a little “shabby chic” thrown in to the mix.  Here are a few ideas:



For other items that fit the color scheme, you can check out my Mood Board of Decor.

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Does your living room have a unique color scheme or theme?  If so, please tell us about it in the comments.  Also, visit and tell us your favorite rug on the site!


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New Furniture Ideas for a Living Room Makeover

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With the holidays coming up,  it is a great time to think about updating your home with new furniture.  It is a fantastic way to treat yourself to the makeover you have been wanting, and at that the same you can give your home a great look just in time for holiday guests to arrive.  This time of year a lot of people get to thinking about new electronics and perhaps a new television, so if you decide to shop for furniture, looking at entertainment centers and  glass tv stands by be a good place to start.   Today I’ll be sharing a few things that you can use to update your living room this holiday season from the online retailer Furniture in Fashion.

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Stylish Contemporary Furniture

Several weeks ago, I highlighted some of my favorite items from Decorativ, a site which deals in affordable contempoary furniture and decor, offering stylish and affordable items from top manufacturers at 40 to 70% off retail.

Today I’m looking at some of their living room furniture.  The living room is where a lot of us spend the majority of time with the family, and it is also the place where guests will spend most of the time in our homes.  For this reason, I tend to spend more time making sure our living room always looks great.

And because the living room is the center of the house, the furniture and decor in this room really say a lot about you and serve as a foundation for the mood and atmosphere of the entire house.

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Making Your Home Guest Friendly: 11 Tips for The Living Room

I’m continuing with my “Make Your Home Guest Friendly” series, and today have some tips to help make your living room guest friendly.  Among the list, I tried to include tips for atmosphere, decor, and for making your home a more comfortable place.

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Dreaming of a New Living Room

Every year my husband asks me to make a Christmas list for myself so that he’ll know what to get me.  (Isn’t he sweet?)
Each year I put a few small items on the list like books and cds, and then I put a few big items, which I may or may not be able to get.  This year one thing my husband and I would both like to have is new living room furniture.

A couple of months ago we got a new entertainment center, and we were amazed at just how great it looked!  So now the next thing on our list is a new couch and love seat or recliner, and then perhaps a sisal rug.

I want something neutral in color, and it has to be comfortable. Here’s a few that I have in mind:
I think this one looks very nice and classic.  And tt looks very soft and comfortable.  I also love this amber color, not too light but not too dark either.  And our living room walls are the same color as the ones in the picture, and our hardwood is similar in color as well, so I could easily see this set in our living room. (I also love that rug!)
This has a nice and simple style that I like.  It’s a little lighter in color than I would probably buy, as our living room is…well, lived in.  But I would love something like this in a different color.
Here’s another set that’s pretty simple in style.  The color is called pewter.  I like it because it’s a little different than the traditional browns and tans, but it’s still neutral.  And though it’s pictured with a contemporary rug and lamps, I think it would still go with my country style of decor.   It also looks comfortable, and I like the matching throw pillows.
And this one is walnut in color.  Again, I like the matching throw pillows, and I like the simple style.  It also looks fairly comfortable, but I not sure what I think of the “sleigh” style arms.
So what do you guys think of these selections.  I’d love to hear your ideas!

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