I have never shared photos of our living room. Ever. And for good reason – or so I thought. In hopes of keeping things real around here, I will share it with you today. I will share it in all it’s work in progress stages, including our second hand furniture and all the things on my to-change list. If you read my post from the other day you will know that I am learning to embrace what we have and be content in the now. I have embraced this room for what it is and also learned to appreciate it for how far it has come along.
A lot has changed in this space, especially in the last two years, and I am so very happy with the direction it’s going. I feel like I am finally able to love this room as much as some of the others that I have been lucky enough to have put my stamp on, like our upstairs main bathroom. Check it out if you haven’t already, you’ll see what I mean. Over the last two years we’ve been able to check off the biggest to-do for this house which was to replace all the flooring. It has made the biggest change and I am so happy with it. Another great change, and a simple one at that, paint. Paint is so under rated as far as the impact it can make in a space. Also, let me say I have no idea what I was thinking when I painted this room a warm brown colour when almost everything else was already in a similar colour palette. Oh well! Let’s call it one of my many live and learn mistakes.
When I had finally decided on new paint colours for this space, the biggest thing I wanted was contrast. I wanted a light and airy feel to the room but at the same time I needed a bold statement colour to pull from as an accent for the entire room. I chose classic gray as the main colour and graphite as my accent, both are Benjamin Moore colours. They work so beautifully along side the gorgeous new flooring too.