Monday, January 23, 2017

SS Home: Living Room Inspiration

Now that my house has been put back together from our forced renovation from a water leak, I've been wanting to make it feel truly like home. I currently live in a rental house that my parents own, and for awhile, I just used everything from my apartments instead of buying new things to decorate because I wasn't sure where Stephen and I would end up living. The leak required a new couch sooner than later, so we ended up purchasing this one plus the love seat as one of our first big purchases together. 

I also wasn't sure where we would be living when we got married, so I didn't want to put a lot of effort into decorating until I knew what we would be doing. It's still not 100%, but we're leaning towards him moving in after we get married and staying put for a bit until we find a house we're in love with and in the area we want to be. Now that we've worked toward that decision, I've been wanting to do more decorating with Stephen, so slowly but surely, I've been finding things to make the house feel more cozy. 

I absolutely love whites and neutrals - Stephen says I would live in a cloud if I could - but he prefers dark woods. I was actually surprised that he liked our nailhead sofa, but it's certainly a lot larger than my old one, which makes for a cozier living room. We are going to have to compromise on our decorating, and I've been warming up to darker woods and colors other than just white & beige. I absolutely love the above living room as inspiration and I think it's a good compromise for both of our styles. 

I've knocked a few things off the list, but as we get closer to August 5th, I want to make a few purchases and updates.

Already completed:
- Engagement photos hung
- Hallway canvases hung
- Couch purchased

To-Do List/Wants:
- New dining room table (eventually...)
- China cabinet
- Hang living room curtains
- New lamps
one / two / three / four / five / six / seven / eight / nine

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  1. Love your vision and how your fusing a few more feminine pieces with bigger items! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. I love the colorpallet with the yellow, white and blue, so pretty! A couch was our first purchase when we were getting married. It's so fun to start decorating your home together.

    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  3. I always love the contrast of dark woods and light furniture! I think it's such a nice balance! Love all the decor inspo!

  4. I love all of the inspiration that you've got going on! We're definitely on the light colored sofa/dark wood furniture train at our house, too. Now we just need to get to purchasing things we've picked out (and replacing all of my old apt furniture!) and decorating around our house.

  5. Love that gold & white bench! And we still haven't hung up any engagement OR wedding photos due to this whole moving thing. But decorating is so fun and it will be nice to make it your own (even if it means we have to compromise with the boys, lol).

    xo, Kristina

  6. Love your taste!!!
    So cool post!

  7. Obsessed with all of this! That rug and the art are both stunning! And that bench... yes please! Can't wait to see how your decorating turns out!

  8. I'm laughing about living in a cloud - I would be right there with you! I love all your inspiration!

  9. These inspo images are so pretty! I love the bench on your design board too!

  10. Gorgeous inspiration, and LOVING that couch! We had a forced reno earlier this year due to a leak as well, aren't they the worst?! Love how bright everything is <3
    Green Fashionista

  11. Such great inspo! Loving what you have shown.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  12. Love love love your inspo - especially that painting, gorgeous! Can't wait to see it come together!

  13. Love the book selves you picked out.

  14. Love this living room , so gorgeous. Me too, I love neutral shades.
    Nina's Style Blog

  15. Such gorgeous inspo images girl! I agree with whites and neutrals too - the best base!

    Ashleigh x

  16. Some beautiful inspo right here! I have just moved into a brand new home, so am currently planning out my lounge room, and other areas too! So far, I am loving a white and neutral colour palette with a little bit of grey!
    x Emily

  17. Instead, he should strive for one unified theme that goes with the decorating scheme you are ready now.
    3/8 inch plywood


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