Living Room Update Ideas

Hey y'all! Now that summer break has befallen us, I've gotten it into my head that it would be a good idea to update the decor in our living room. Since I moved into my house two years ago, we've had a mix of thrift store digs and antique furniture donated by my family. Our couch is a sad combination of yellow, green, and red, we've got a 19th century hutch taking up over half of the room, and the rest of our decor is just as lackluster and mismatched as the most picked-over furniture section at the Salvation Army. Of course there's not enough room in my ramen-noodle budget to buy all new stuff, I can certainly update a few things!

First orders of business are new lighting and a slipcover for the couch, we're thinking bold reds or blues for the lamp and a grey or navy for the couch. I also got a table cloth to cover the large antique table that we keep our TV and gaming system on.

I'm looking at different options for the art we'll be inevitably putting behind the couch, I can't decide if I want to do a collage of numerous things, buy a large piece of art, or even work on painting one myself.

I love the simplicity and interesting mix of patterns in this look!

No matter what we decide, I'm looking forward to a new, brighter, more cohesive and comfortable living room!
What room in your house would you re-do?
What's your ideal living room color scheme?


  1. I have some of those pillows! I looove blue couches. My living room and basement couches are both bright blue :)

  2. I love all of these colors! I never considered having a blue couch, but after seeing these photos, it seems like a great idea. So fun!

    xoxo Jess
    Foreign Room


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