I have a couple of tips & tricks for you! Today is all about re-thinking your space and shopping your house to find creative solutions.
This week has primarily been all about the living room mini-makeover. When designing a space, lighting is so important. The wrong lighting or lack of lighting can be major a problem .
Well, for the most part I am happy with the ample lighting in my living room except for one place: the corner by my fireplace. It is super dark and we sit there a lot. Eventually, I would like to do some overhead lighting, but until that day comes, I need to find another solution.
Here are a few things I did to bring flow and add light to this part of the room. I am a big fan of shopping your house first, especially before you run out and purchase more stuff. I really like to get creative and re-purpose items or just makeover something I already have.
First, I had these photos on the wall.
Rather than replace the wall decor here, I just painted the mattes with my navy blue paint.
Sorry about the lighting in these photos. Here is how I addressed that problem:
I really did just shop my house and get creative. I had this lamp, but it wasn’t the right height. So, I used a picnic basket and another old basket and made a table with it. To make sure it was sturdy, I placed a solid structure inside the upside down basket. I just added the books with navy and gray binding and the gold seashells as an afterthought.
I love to have little nooks and corners in my house that are interesting, don’t you?
Have a great weekend! We are going to continue taking out our old kitchen floor!
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