Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Living Room Idea Board-Changes in 2014

I definitely want to make some changes in my living room this year, so I have been dreaming about a few changes that will give my room a more updated chic look.  I think I can create an entirely new room with just a few changes.

I made an Idea and Wish board at Polyvore.  

#1.  My biggest wish is to install hardwood floors.  I would like a medium brown color and hand scraped planks.

#2.  Change out the drapes for some really pretty linen or silk cream colored ones.

#3. Recover my ottoman in a fabulous cream colored fabric.

#4.  Find some really pretty new lamps (with wood tones, glass or marble maybe.)

#5.  Make some new pillows in tones of grey, gold, black and brown.  Maybe even add a little animal print.

I think changing drapes and recovering the ottoman will be the first things on the list.  Finding just the right lamps will be the next thing.  Floors will probably have to wait for a few months, but definitely this year.

So, what are you dreaming of doing and changing?

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City Farmhouse for Inspiration Exchange Wed.
 Craftberry Bush for Inspiration Gallery Thursday
  The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
 No Minimalist Here for Open House Party, Posed Perfection for All Things Thursday Hop
 Katherines Corner for Favorite Things, The Vintage Farmhouse for Creative Things 
 A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden,  Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
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  1. Your new look to be looks great! It will be fun to watch you progress. I am busy painting some furniture.

  2. Love, love, love the ottoman and pillows your shared! This year will be some updates to our office, bathroom, upstairs hall and bedroom. Still trying to plan it all out though.

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  3. Great looking updates! Can't wait to see what you work on first.

  4. It's always fun to change things around a bit. I need some new lamps. They are one thing that is definitely on my list. I've been looking but haven't found the right ones yet.

  5. Nice! I would love to install hardwood floors, but I know my husband would never go for it! I would also like to switch out my heavier drapes for cream-colored ones. I recently posted my livnig room dream board on my blog, too! Good luck! :)

  6. I'm loving those pillows and the mixed metals in here. can't wait to see this accomplished!

  7. I like your ideas. It's always fun to dream of new ways to change things up in a room!

  8. I was able to get a few of my wishes tackled last year which included new curtains and a paint job in the living room. We'd like to put in wood flooring but I'm afraid to find out what it will cost. I like that pillow with the black and white striping in the corner. That has a nice modern feel and would add a wow factor for sure! I know you'll pull together just the right touches. It's fun to go on the hunt for just the right thing!

  9. I can't wait to see it. Love what you picked

  10. Love your inspiration board, Marty! I would definitely like to paint this year. We have to have someone do it because the ceilings are so high here and we don't have ladders tall enough, so that is something that has to be budgeted in. I'd be happy if we could just get a couple of rooms done. I'm also still trying to get our master bedroom just right. It's taking awhile longer than I'd like, but new lamps are on the list for that.

  11. I'm in the living room remix mode this year as well, and I loved your mixed metals pillows. Totally chic and interesting. Can't wait to see what you do!

  12. good luck Marty... I just bought lamps A LOT like those from Kirklands on clearance,, they were 109.00 each~! on sale for 59.00 each.. heavy, good quality and hand painted weathered wood tone with huge burlap shades.... just the shades alone cost more than 59.00 at other sites..

  13. I can't wait to see the changes you make. I love the idea of hardwood floors. That alone will make a huge difference.

  14. I am loving those wood-look lamps, I've seen them all over from Restoration Hardware to Pottery Barn. Now if only I could find some at more affordable prices!

  15. Love your ideas -- can't wait to see them in action!!

  16. Great ideas Marty!
    And I think you can't go wrong with hardwood. Most of our house has hardwood and I don't think I would want to go back to carpet except in the bedrooms.
    Love your pillow and drape ideas too.
    And I can't wait to get together with you all very soon.
    We got 9 inches of snow today, Arizona dreaming I am!
    Hugs friend,

  17. Oh Marty ... I love the flooring you picked. So so pretty!!! It'll look great in your home.

  18. Love your ideas! I can't wait to see your room come together :o)

  19. I love your wish board! There are so many things I'd like to change in my living-room! Bit it'll have to wait for an other year. 2014 is about the kitchen at the cottage!

  20. Thanks for your great information, the contents are quiet interesting.I will be waiting for your next post. redesigning home

  21. I hope all your plans come together perfectly, they all sound wonderful!

  22. oooh! Love your mood board Marty and I'm excited to follow along your progress! I bet this will look gorgeous!

  23. Marty, LOVE your wish list for 2014! Have you looked at Lamps Plus? They gave great lamps that look like your inspiration lamp. I've never used Polyvore. Just might have to peruse this site!

  24. Sounds fabulous Marty! Definitely going to look great! We'll be doing a few updates around here(laundry room & master bedroom), but the majority of changes will be at our mountain cottage.

  25. Marty,
    Those are amazing changes,d ear friend!!!
    The floors are gorgeous!!!
    Love the new look you're choosing for lamps!
    NO big changes for 2014. . .but still wanting a more Traditional, streamlined look!!!
    I'll be watching for your new home decor accessories as they become available!!!
    Inspiration always abounds @ A Stroll Thru Life!!!

  26. Can't wait to see what you do. I love those floors and that lamp especially. Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!