Change is Coming to the Living Room
Happy Monday everyone!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. It's finally beginning to feel like Fall around these parts, we had good amounts of sun and high midday temperatures, but the mornings and evenings are getting to get chilly. I like it like that! :)
As the title of this post states, change is coming to my living room and also to my dining room. And
I think they are not going to be the only ones...
Because, As soon as I open the front door this is what greets you...
Yep, a big splash of golden oak! :D
More precisely Butternut squash, all the way up the steps and the entire first level. But, as much as I hate the butternut squash on the steps and floor, that's a project for another time. Eventually, I want to do the same as my friend Beck did here to her stairs.
Right there and to the left of the steps you can continue straight ahead to the kitchen - in all her morning glory - A very typical breakfast view.
But, let's go back to the main door... There, to the right is the living room. These pics were taken early Spring when I was changing the decor. That telephone sign is already gone, sold. As I was emptying the room I decided to take pics that would serve me for future situations, like this one right now.
The shameful thing about the entrance of my house (besides the sock my son strategically placed on the staircase post) is that is BORIIIIING! The only thing I've done here was painting the walls a new color, every five to seven years.
There is no trim, no crown molding, the door opening separating the living and dining is so BLAH. and those baseboards are the tiniest!. :/
I added a bit of trim in the dining room and trimmed the window...
But, the windows in the living room still need trim.
This little spot by the side of the stairs is my son's little hideout. Boy oh, boy, he loves to sit here to eat his snacks in that one spot... that ugly chair. I need to get rid of it soon!
Looking to the other side, is the powder room. That gallery wall has to go, I liked it, but I'm already tired of it.
But hey, let's go again to the living room...
My first thought was to convert that room into my office. I don't have a designated office, and this room is barely used. I've been working a lot in the dining room, another room that's only used on special occasions.
However, after lots of time spent here, I came to the conclusion that it would be weird to have two tables next to each other - the dining room table, the other a desk- (above pic).
So, I think the best bet is to convert the dining room into an office with a big table that can double as a dining room table on special occasions.
And keeping the adjacent living room as it is. Well, giving it more detail with trim.
I went ahead and created some bad computer graphics of what I'm considering. The above pic would be with the addition of vertical 1 x 2 pieces of wood to that big wall.
Or how about a grid? I'm leaning towards this one a bit more.
What do you think? Any suggestions, advice? Leave it in the comments below.
P.S. Hey, join me over at Lil' Luna where I'm sharing an easy project for Halloween, that's for sure funnier than dealing with boring rooms!