Bright Living Room Makeover

 

A bright room with coral and mint accents can create a wonderful place to relax and socialize. Find out how Carolyn did this perfectly in her living room.

 

Submitted By: Sweet Chaos

 

I’m Carolyn from Sweet Chaos. I’m a married mom of 4 young boys, and I’m passionate about creating comfortable, beautiful, livable interiors. I recently updated our dark and dated living room to a light and bright space that makes me so happy.

 

I’m just trying to embrace the chaos this summer. I know there will come a time when I will look back on these days and miss them.
Since I’ve been away from blogging for quite some time, I’m excited to be back with a finished (or as finished as it’s going to be for a while) room to unveil.
Let’s take a stroll down memory lane to what our living room looked like before…

Before

The red walls and toile drapes were here when we moved in. I basically stuck my furniture in the room and lived with it.
But now it finally reflects my taste…

The makeover began with the removal of the white carpet that never stayed white. We replaced it with wide plank hardwood floors.

I had pillows made which breathed new life into my existing settee and chair. The new tufted pink velvet ottoman is one of my favorite pieces in the room.
My bird prints are finally framed and hung  …

Not sure why I lost sleep worrying about my frame choice.

I really love them.

And, I got to add some more pink to go with my favorite ottoman 🙂

I chose a seagrass area rug to tie the room together.

My china cabinets were updated with a fresh coat of homemade white chalk paint. I painted the inside Wedgewood Gray to add some color to the room.

A coffee set that belonged to my great, great grandmother is displayed in one of the cabinets…

A mix of Anthropologie and Home Goods dishes reside in the other cabinet…

Aside from the pink ottoman, the only new furniture I added was the antique Louis chair, the garden stool and the two little ottomans under the table. Yet with paint and new accessories, the room looks entirely different.

I’m really loving the transformation of this room. I never spent much time in here unless I was playing the piano or listening to my son play it. Now I want to be in here as much as possible!

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10 Comments

  1. WOW! That is a stunning transformation! I love the paint colors, pillows, lamps…and especially the fact that your color choices are neither bold nor pastel {somewhere in between.} You did an amazing job. 🙂

  2. I think your room looks great. I just found your blog and will have to catch up on past posts because we obviously have very similar taste. I just redid my living room to a lighter brighter palate that has a lot of raspberry pink. I made pillows out of the same fabric (I think it’s called georgetown?) and I bought that boxed set of Audubon prints with the intent to frame. I love your choice for frames and the way they turned out. You also picked my favorite prints from the set to frame. Can you tell me where you found the frames? Please tell me they’re available retail (not something you found at a thrift shop 🙂

    Thanks,
    Julie

  3. Beautiful! The room is so feminine, but there is only a dash of pink – that ottoman which is too cute! I also love that you mixed in a family heirloom and (vintage?) prints 🙂

  4. Love the open, bright feel of the “after”! Can you tell me what color you used on the wall in the stairway?

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