Too much clutter and too much red against the neutral everything. Goals - expose hardwood floor, removed faux beams, replace painted paneling with drywall. Add lighting and more elegant details.
Drywall is installed, mudded and sanded. At this dusty point we were ready to be DONE. Such a mess to live through. Additionally our son became mobile and was ready to explore. He had enough with being confined to the front living room and his bedroom. Let the painting begin!
Floors are refinished and floor moldings, door trim and crown molding is installed. All trim is painted in semi-gloss Alabaster by Sherwin Williams. Very nice creamy white color. We chose thicker trim in an attempt to add more character into our colonial. My husband did an excellent job on the trim. So great that I already have visions for other rooms on the main level.
The TV is on a swivel mount so we can rotate it toward the couch for movies.
Someday when our four kiddos are bigger we may need more seats with a beautiful sectional sofa like this upholstered two-piece 99" sofa from Arhaus , but for now we moved the two golden loveseat couches from this room into our formal living room and brought in this taupe color, full size couch. Free, fresh look with our own furniture! The rolled arms on this couch match the new recliner(s). The leather recliner shown has a match on order and should be delivered soon (10 weeks is a long time to wait for a new chair). It will be worth the wait. The leather is super soft to touch and the nail head details are what won me over. The ottoman was purchased at Homegoods. A perfect solution since it coordinates with the recliners and my husband wanted a vintage looking trunk in front of the couch. This has the look we were after, but soft edges for our toddler. It also provides plenty of storage for toys! The shag rug from Costco is very soft and comfortable.
Can you believe these curtains? They match the wall color PERFECTLY. These are very nice, quality curtain panels from Bed, Bath and Beyond. They have hidden tabs in the back, but I chose to suspend them from curtain rings to give them a few inches of additional length. These wooden rods were brought back from the original room. I am super happy with how these curtains add a soft, elegant look to the room.