Friday, May 6, 2011

Re-Thinking the Living Room

What's the definition of insanity?...Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. I have to remind myself of that every now and then. This time it was for my living room plan. I couldn't get anything to feel quite right. The big wall that my TV sits on was struggling, and it finally dawned on me to go back to what I've always wanted for the room but couldn't afford, built-ins.

This time around I'm having them bid out to see if I can, and if I can't then I might just figure out how to do it myself....scary, unrealistic? Maybe, but the non-order of this room is killing me!

I'm thinking of only going 3/4 up my wall (my ceilings are vaulted), doing a bookcase on one side, TV in the middle, and a storage bench on the other. Sounds random...but I have a plan. Here are a couple built-ins I've been gathering ideas from.

via decor pad

The other thing...I'm still saving money for a couch, so I need large bills to start growing on trees! (image Klaussner)


  1. Love that Candice Olson room! And let me know if/when you find one of those trees...I could use one as well;)

  2. Love the idea of built-ins!

  3. i love both rooms! love the stripes and bright colors, love the wood floors and natural tones too!! built in are the way to go. so....i think that we're putting our house on the market this next week. i might just call you to help me try to stage it better. i know things are crazy right now, so maybe in a week or two we can get together and let the kids play and try to figure this house out!! are you up for it?? chat with ya soon.

  4. Hi there, any chance you have the original link to the 2nd image? One from Decor Pad? I LOVE it and wondered if there may be more views of that room. Thank you!