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…
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!