Living Room Idea Board

Good morning! Can you believe it will be February this week? Crazy! Even though time is going quickly, I am so ready for warmer weather. I am definitely a summer kind of girl!

Since I am stuck inside most of the time, I have thinking all the projects I want to get done in our house. We have lived in this home for two years now. We did quite a few projects at the very beginning. My husband scraped all the popcorn ceilings. It was a huge job, but I’m so glad we got it done before we moved in! Then we had all the ceilings textured and had the whole inside of the house painted. This gave me a nice clean slate to start with! But now, I have been thinking more about what I want each room to look and feel like.

We are starting with the living room this year.We will be putting in new floors. I’m pretty sure the carpet has been here since the house was built in 1968. Yuck! Here is a picture of what it looks like now.

Fall 2017 green, black living room

I have picked out a lighter color floor since the room isn’t used on a daily basis. It also has to blend with the existing floor in the dining room. Here is the one we are looking at.

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We want to add 2 faux beams, new base boards and other trim around the room. Once the floor is done, this idea board shows what I would like to have in the living room area.

living room idea board

Right before Christmas, I found an Ikea Ektorp Loveseat on OfferUp. I couldn’t believe the deal I got! I had been searching for awhile and was so excited to find this. It is in perfect shape! Now I can plan the rest of the room.

(I have links at the bottom of the post for all the items on my idea board)

I would like to have 2 side chairs and I love the look of these Bashir Armchairs by Birch Lane Heritage. The stripe is subtle enough that I can still add other pattern and color to the room. I love the classic look of these chairs.

I desperately need a coffee table in this room. Right now I am using a small oval wicker table we have had for over 30 years. I love this Stoneford Coffee Table! It has just the coastal look I am looking for in this room! I especially like the “X” design on the sides.

The Beachcrest Sade Tree Floor Lamp is so cool! I really like the shades on this one. I like how it would arch over the loveseat a bit to add more light. The color of the Mercury Row Miltiades Table Lamp is perfect too! It adds just a bit of the turquoise that I love so much.

Of course, I have to have pillows! I already have a closet full, but the texture and colors on this Sacks Indoor Lumbar Pillow are so perfect! It has a little bit of a boho feel to it too.

I always have a hard time with artwork, but I really like the look of this Marine Sunset on Canvas. It’s not so overly coastal, but still has all the soft colors and look that I like.

Well, that’s it for now! That’s my goal for this year! I can’t wait to see how it is all going to turn out! I will be sure to keep you all posted!

Here are the links to the items on the idea board. *This post contains affiliate links.  If you click on any of the following links and purchase something, we will receive a small percentage.  Don’t worry, it’s at no extra cost to you!

Ektorp Loveseat by Ikea

Bashir Armchair by Birch Lane Heritage

Stoneford Coffee Table from Wayfair

Beachcrest Home Sade 82″ Tree Floor Lamp

Mercury Row Miltiades Table Lamp

Sacks Indoor Lumbar Pillow

Marine Sunset Framed on Canvas

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Holiday Gift Guide For Personalized Gifts

Did you all survive Black Friday? Did you go out and fight the crowds for all the deals? I did not. I just stayed in my comfy house and worked on blog stuff and getting ready for moving. I promise the move will happen soon! Next up is Cyber Monday! I can handle that much better. How about ordering Christmas cards? I have to get going on that one.

Today I rounded up some great personalized gifts! I’m always looking for something special for grandparents or just an extra-special gift.

*This is a sponsored post. If you click on the link to place an order, I get a little bit back to help support the blog. There is no extra expense for you! Thanks for your support!*

I started off with Christmas cards, just in case you haven’t ordered yet, like me. There are so many great designs! I love the ones with the gold foil! Just click on the link to go see all the great cards they have.

 Celebrate the holidays with customized Christmas cards from Tiny Prints!

 

How about some gifts for dad or grandpa or any other special guy! A personalized notebook, a cool marble iphone case or an acrylic frame to put on their desk or nightstand would make a great gift!

For the ladies- I love this floral notebook! So pretty! There are lots of different frames, but this one with the easel back is very nice. I love having pictures on my phone case. It makes it easy to take it out and show off all you loved ones.

 

Maybe an ornament? This is a great way to remember something special that happened this past year. A new baby, wedding, new pet? What a great addition to the tree!

I found these few extra things for around the house. I love the colors of this stocking, but they do have more traditional ones to. There are personalized pillows to add to your decor and some magnets for your fridge. The magnets would make a great little gift to tie to the top of a package!

Celebrate the holidays with customized Christmas cards from Tiny Prints!

*This is a sponsored post. If you click on the link to place an order, I get a little bit back to help support the blog. There is no extra expense for you! Thanks for your support!*

I hope this gave you some ideas! We have a few weeks left to shop! Have fun!

I will be back tomorrow with some more great ideas!

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Here are some other posts you might want to look at!

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Fabulous Finds and Fashions 5/18/16

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Hello! I am back today with some fabulous finds, but no fashions. I found some great stuff at Goodwill this time, and decent prices.

This pillow was from Target this past winter and it was marked at $3.99. I have been seeing them lately for $9-12 at Goodwill, so this one was a good deal. I will put it away for next winter.

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I loved the scrolling and design of this little plate. I put it in Lauren’s room so she can set her water bottle on it and other little items when she stays over.

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Aren’t these silver pieces great! The large bowl was half off because it had a blue tag. I believe it was $2.00 and the little bowls were .99 cents each. Can’t wait to use these on my table!

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My last find was this bunch of faux pussy-willows. I only paid $1.99 for the bunch.

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I’d say this was a pretty successful shopping trip! Thanks for stopping by!

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