Wait until you see this before and after living room makeover! It is amazing how much a few hours and a can of paint can completely change a space.
When we added a second story to our small 3 bedroom ranch home 12 years ago, we painted all of the rooms with sage, gold and cranberry tones.
After 12 years, we have been slowly updating each room, moving to lighter and brighter color palettes.
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Before the Living Room Makeover
Can you believe how dark and dingy this looks?
The dark leather sofas are pretty new.
And because they are so dark, they were really weighing the room down with the existing wall color.
But I knew I wanted to paint the room much lighter when we bought them.
And now I’m ready to change things up in here.
Because my home was feeling really dark overall from the existing color palette, I started updating room by room.
The kitchen was the first room to get a makeover.
It went from dark and dingy to modern farmhouse.
Because my kitchen turned out so amazing, I wanted to paint the living room next.
But wow was this dark!
After the Living Room Makeover
To move away from the gold, cranberry, and sage tones, I painted the living room with Benjamin Moore’s Manchester Tan.
If you are not familiar with Manchester Tan, it is a true greige.
In some lighting, it has more gray tones and in other lighting, it has more beige tones.
It goes with anything and really lightened up the room.
In addition to painting the room, I changed the area rug.
I love how neutral the room looks now after changing the area rug.
It adds a little personality without taking over the whole room.
In addition to changing the rug, I swapped out the pillows.
And I also added hanging herb boxes and beautiful white curtain semi-sheer panels.
Don’t they look so pretty?
I also tucked in a lot of real and faux plants and florals to soften the room and add some warmth.
And then I restyled or repurposed my existing decor.
This coffee table got a makeover.
And I even painted the piano.
These pics were take shortly after finishing the living room.
The room looks so much different now that the piano has been painted and I’ve been decorating for the seasons.
This is what it looked like in spring with my gorgeous spring florals.
And here’s what it looks like in fall. I am loving all the pumpkin decor and fall florals this year!
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