It’s finally time for our new living room re-design reveal!!! I’ve been looking forward to this for quite some time (the re-design, more than the reveal… but I guess both are exciting!). Now, you may be thinking, “Heather, didn’t you guys just move into that house last Fall? Why in the world would you need a complete re-design already??”
If you saw the post where I shared the plans for our living room, then you know that we’ve been working on re-finishing our basement family room, which greatly affects our upstairs living room design since much of the furniture would be moving downstairs. Well, we finished our basement a couple weeks ago, so both rooms got a complete overhaul.
Before & Process
To give a quick recap, here’s what our living room looked like shortly after we moved in, here’s how we rearranged it shortly after that, here’s what it looked like around Christmastime, and. here’s what it looked like most recently,
And here is the mood board I created and shared a couple weeks ago, along with a digital rendering I created before I was able to actually move furniture around:
And without further ado… here’s how it is today! Pretty close to the mood board and rendering, I’d say! We’re SO happy with it!
Our big goal with finishing the basement family room was to move our TV down there. For us, this served three purposes: 1) getting the big black rectangle out of sight when you first walk into our home, 2) making it easier to watch TV when it’s light out (it was across from our big front windows), and 3) hopefully making it so we spent more time conversing and reading rather than watching TV.
I’m happy to say that all three of those goals were met in this move! We’ve watched far less TV in the past week or two, and the times that we do watch it feel more special and intentional. And now that we have a room upstairs that doesn’t have a TV, we spend more time reading and just hanging out in there. Win-win!
We really love what’s going on in here! It feels so cozy, yet also airy and open. We still have ample seating, even with the extra couch gone. I shared quite a few of the sources as well as similar items in the planning post, so check that out if you’re curious! Otherwise, comment if you have any questions of where things are from or anything else!
I can’t wait to share the finished basement space with you! All that’s left is to put in baseboards and trim, as well as hang artwork… so you can look forward to that post in the following weeks/months (depending on how productive we are!). 🙂
What do you think of our new living room? Here it is one last time…