Home Decor | Our Living Room Before and After (1)


  1. Oooh I Love that you have a fireplace. I think lots of different individual pieces are much more reflective of the personalities in a home and the adventures they’ve been on. I sometimes look at magazines and the net and see these super polished houses where the whole house coordinates and looks immaculate and I think ooh lovely… then I look at our things and our home and realise that just like your living room a little bit of mixing is much much nicer… after all a home is meant to be a home and not a show piece!

  2. LOVE the room, Molly! I’m amazed at how good it looks after only moving in 3 months ago! I actually like the wall color as is, but I think you could totally pull off a light blue for the walls. Since it’s open concept and it flows into the kitchen that makes it hard to do something different unless you want to do that for the whole room… maybe you could do the fireplace wall and the one to the left of it red (it would have to be the RIGHT red, red is a tricky one), and leave the rest of the walls neutral? Just thinking out loud. Good luck! Keep us updated! 🙂

  3. I LOVE it! love those little mirrors and that generation picture is so so sweet!

  4. Love the house! 🙂 I totally agree with you – the collected look is my style too! I meant to write a home decor post for today but never took pictures! Dang it!

  5. When I moved into my current house about 3 years ago, I was obsessed with home decor. I would spend hours and hours perusing interior design websites and magazines. I don’t spend as much time now but I still love home decor. Your living room is so cozy chic. Love that Target lamp! ~Cynthia

  6. I’ve been in my home a little over 6 months, and my living room is still only about 40% done. But I love planning for it! Haha. I’m interested to know how you wired your electronics/surround sound for the above the fireplace TV. I have a corner fireplace and we have our TV in the niche above it, but want a bigger TV. I’m having a hard time figuring out how to pull it off w/o wires showing.

    1. That’s a great question, Crystal! When we bought the house, the previous owner had actually already had the whole living room wired to be basically a home theater, so all the wiring is done for us… the is a tech closet that the TV receiver and stuff lives in. The electrical outlet and plug is coming out from the wall behind the TV which is why you don’t see the cords. I know you’d probably have to have it professionally wired by an electrician, but I don’t actually think it would be AS expensive as you think… it might be worth looking into!!

  7. Your living room looks so homey and inviting! Love how it turned out!


  8. Love how your living room turned out, especially your wall decoration. Unfortunately we (for now) live in an old house were drilling holes into the walls is a pain in the rear.

    Alex – Funky Jungle

  9. omg your living room is to die for!! Love all the different patterns and pictures! Too cute!

    <3 Shannon

  10. Totally love your living room you made a great choice with with fire place being center of attention. We have been living in our apt for 10 yrs now and are still decorating. Its like an ongoing process because you get new inspiration, fresh ideas. Thanks for hosting. Happy to join link up. Sabina @Oceanblue Style

  11. I really enjoyed this post! I love how you mixed patterns to give the room a warm, yet fun, vibe! I love the lamp shade and all of the personal touches! We built our house 8 years ago and I am always revamping. We just painted the hallway and the kitchen and everything is still off of the walls. Maybe you should come over and teach me how to do a photo collage(: Susan

  12. Molly your room looks amazing – we had to gut our house so after three months it looked like a building site… I envy how lovely yours looks after so little time! We’ve been in our house 10 years now and there’s STILL little jobs to do. If only I’d known…!

    Have a wonderful week my lovely, thank you for hosting of course 🙂

    Catherine x

  13. Molly, I think you’ve done AMAZINGLY in just 3 months!! We’ve been in our place since October last year, and we are slowly, painstakingly getting the interior done. We have a tiny budget, so we pick up things as we see them, whether from the car boot sale, Gumtree etc. Primarily all second-hand. I like this approach – you grow into a house that way, and you’re buying things because you love them, not because you need to fill the space. I think your living room looks ‘designed’ but also really comfortable, liveable, which is a fab achievement. Thanks for hosting the linkup x

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