i have major design a.d.d on my house right now.
there are SO many projects to do, and things to organize/paint/refinish/hang it seems overwhelming.
at first, i was going to put my time and budget towards the library and my office, but i have realized after living in the house for the last 2 months, that i really want to great room to feel more polished and pulled together before i tackle those rooms.
* i would LOVE the paint the walls, but this room is open to a large majority of the main floor, and if i changed the color, i would have to do a LOT of painting. not gonna happen.
* the rug, sofa, and chairs all need to stay. they are all old and i am frankly a little sick of them, but i can't afford to replace them right now.
* i am not a big fan of the vaulted ceilings, and the floor plan of the room, but the wood floors are great.
* there is a ceiling fan with fluorescent bulbs in it that is centered in the "space" but not centered in the "living area". i really want to take it down and replace it with something prettier., and when i do, i will most likely swag it over and center it in the seating area. i am also not a huge fan of the dining room light, and will swap that out for a light that i purchased for our last rental house and never got to hang.
here is my plan for the next few weeks:
i have already purchased some drapes from ikea. there are 4 windows to cover, and i knew getting something custom would totally blow my budget. i plan on dressing them up a bit by adding some trim to the edges. i plan on using grays, oranges, as well as camels and blacks.
i have my eye on some pretty fabrics, many of which are costly, so i am still trying to decide if i should go for it or not. i would love to replace the rug, the sofa and the tan chair (or get it recovered) but that is not going to happen anytime soon.
i am getting the cushions for the chair on the right recovered. they should be done by the end of the week. we have a larger tv that will be moved above the mantle...it's football season right now, and as soon as my husband gets his projector hooked up in the basement, it will make it's way here.
i have had a large mirror in storage for the last few years, and i plan on painting it and placing it in between the chairs.
wish me luck! i am excited to pull this room together...i am also working on grady's room, and have a plan pulled together for it, which i will share soon!