Happy Friday everyone! We have been soooo overwhelmed with this Christmas season that we haven’t had time to post as many #FIF posts as we wanted. Now that its a new year (CRAZY, I still keep writing 2014!) we are coming in hot with lots of great content for the blog that will inspire you and encourage you to make your own house a beautiful home for you and your loved ones! As I have mentioned before, Fix it Fridays are a fun and engaging way for all of us who enjoy interior design to join in on a discussion on how to improve and beautiful different spaces each week. Some photos will be of my clients before & afters and some will be rooms by other designers that I found online.
Today’s Fix It Friday is focused on a drab and dreary living room in a suburban tract home. What are a few design flaws that stand out to you?
Here is how this living room turned out after I changed a few things…
5 Changes I made:
- Painted wall paneling: There were so many different windows in this room that I couldn’t really achieve a bold focal point. So, I closed off the windows with this gorgeous wood paneling detail and painted it white to achieve the fresh, modern look that my clients were going for.
- Created a bold focal point: I added a large starburst mirror in the center of the wall paneling to really bring an impressive WOW to the space.
- Hung symmetrical sconces: If you know me you know that I am obsessed with symmetry. I think it adds so much to any and every space. I added two elegant sconces to either side of the mirror, notice the wood paneling also had a symmetrical design to highlight the symmetry in the sconce placement.
- Added an area rug: Area rugs are one of those things that can totally change the feel of a space. Our clients were looking for a glamorous modern style so we added a fresh grey/blue geometric rug to the space.
- Developed a conversational area: I love this conversational look. Not only is it extremely functional but it just looks so inviting and cozy. I added 4 comfy chairs in a deep blue color all facing inward toward a center coffee table. Try this next time you’re space planning in your home. Its a fun way to enjoy your living room!