Roomspiration Blog Hop

Today you should head on over to A View Along The Way.  Kelly is hosting a link-up of living rooms as part of the Roomspiration Blog Hop and Link Party.  Kelly is hilarious and who couldn’t use a little more room inspiration?….but first take a quick glance at our living room. 

Our living room is one of my favorite rooms in our house and yet it gets very little blog love.  I think that’s because I haven’t changed anything in this room since I started blogging.  This post may be a slight repeat for those of you who were early readers.  Ok, just my mom. Nevermind.

Room info

  • Wall color: Macademia  by Sherwin Williams
  • Furniture: Ethan Allen Retreat sofa, love seat, and chair
  • Shelves: JCPenney Leaning Shelf
  • Coffee table and end table: American Furniture
  • Rug: Pottery Barn rug bought at Tuesday Morning for over half off (BONUS!)
  • Accessories on shelves: thrift stores, Gordman's, gifts, TJMaxx, Marshall's
  • Dog: breeder from northern Iowa

We have someday plan to install built-ins.  I think we will leave this to the professionals (say what?) but you just never know.  I want cabinets on the bottom and shelves on the top.  Something fancy.  We also want to make the mantle more substantial.  I also wish I knew how to decorate a mantle with a tv above it.  It baffles me.

Is this room perfectly designed? No.  The furniture is matchy-matchy and the rug is probably a little too small but the furniture is super comfy and I love the rug. Comfort and love are more important than design “rules”.  Don’t you think?

Be sure to head on over to View Along the Way.  Let me know if you linked up so I check out your living room so this isn’t a creepy one way street. Actually don’t worry about being creepy.  I’m totally that person that looks into houses at night but I do it for non-creepy reasons.  I’m checking out paint colors and furniture…not naked people.  Although I did see naked people once.  I did stop for peeping after that viewing but I’m back at it again now.  True story.  Welcome new readers. Good-bye new readers.

**I’m also horribly behind on blogging.  I try super hard to comment back if someone comments here but I’m about two weeks behind on that…and I have about 5309 unread things in my Google Reader.  I will catch up. Pesky day job.**