Well well well. Monday again. This weekend was a productive one! I was able to switch out my summer clothes for fall ones and accumulate a large pile of donate. There’s something about the seasons changing that always puts me in a mood to revisit what I have and decide if I truly need it anymore. It feels good and makes the house feel less crammed with ‘stuff’.
In keeping with productivity, I decided to drag out all my trim work supplies and start painting the trim downstairs. I was able to get the windowsills, trim and fireplace mantle done this weekend! It didn’t take too long, surprisingly. Maybe because I don’t tape everything off anymore? Throwing caution to the wind and all that jazz.
Finally having some contrast in our living room has made me try to envision how I really want the space to work once we get new furniture. I’m feeling stuck with paint color in this room. When I went to Sherwin Williams this weekend to grab more trim paint, I kept looking at all of the colors and I wasn’t feeling inspired by any of them. I don’t know why but everything seemed either too drab, too cream or too weirdly bold for our space. Since we technically need two colors downstairs, we need to keep in mind the eating and kitchen area that the downstairs flows into. I need two complementary colors that will work and not darken the spaces too much.
I have been scouring the internet for some inspiration, and here are a few things I came across that I like elements of.
I like this space because it reminds me of my home with the dark colored cabinets in the kitchen area. The wall color works, it’s still deep enough to show the contrast of the white shuttered windows and trim, and a lot of different neutral tones work. Since I don’t want all beige in my house, I like how the pillows added color, which I can add to our space.
I’m drawn to a lot of things in this room. I love that the paint is a little bit deeper in color and that the curtains have a pattern on them. I have been considering colored furniture as the pop of color instead of going with a more traditional color in the beige family, and I like that it really works in here! It’s not too bold, but enough to be a statement piece and still work with the walls and the curtain pattern.
This room speaks to my heart a lot. The walls are light and bright, but still provide a nice contrast and they’re not too yellow toned. The nail-trim armchairs are a great layer of texture and the leather ottoman adds a round, masculine piece. It is different from all of the rectangles in the room from the frames to the chairs and it’s dark color is a nice focal point.
If I could somehow settle on a combo deal of all three of these rooms, I would be so happy. I need to figure out where to start first! Should I pick paint first and then match the furniture to that? Or should I find furniture first and then decide on wall color?! Questions of supreme significance, folks.