|THE PAST. This is the cleaned up and cleared out version of our living room we showed buyers when we were trying to sell our house. It generally resembles the real thing. You can see the rest of our old house HERE. When we put the house on the market, I realized I no longer liked the living room. I hadn't been paying attention and I felt like it had gotten really dated on me. To me, this living room represents a rut I had fallen into. I feel like decorating my new home is about re-energizing my life and in a way, deciding how I want to live the rest of it. Our new home's kitchen is suppose to be our main remodel project and Reba and my husband (and some of my friends) are frustrated with me for not going forth with that project already. The thing is, I feel like the kitchen has to wait until I have a chance to experiment with some decorating styles. The kitchen is like a marriage. Once I spend the money on those big ticket choices, I will have to live with them for a very long time. And yeah, I could play it safe and go traditional, but I don't want to. I'm not in the mood for playing it safe. I want to be bold. I just have to decide which flavor of boldness suits me and to me, that decision begins with the living room.|
|FLOOR TO CEILING BLUE. They even painted the mantel blue. I really like it. Image Source HERE|
|HOW ABOUT THE ROOM NEXT DOOR? Because I intend on getting rid of the wall dividing the living room from the dining room, I have to consider how a dark and dramatic wall color would look from the dining room. I don't want to necessarily continue the same dark, dramatic color in there. The above picture shows how such a dramatic color would look from a neighboring room painted in a lighter color. I think they work together really well. Gorgeous actually. Image Source HERE|
Holy Smokes. I am doing it. Dark Blue living room walls ladies and gentlemen. I will show you results so far tomorrow.
|ADDED 1/28/2012 Part 2 of my Living Room Project is HERE|
|Part 3 of my Living Room Remodel Project is HERE|
The party I plan to join when I finish.