After packing away all of our Christmas decor, I gave the house a good clean and had the itch to redecorate a bit. I love shopping our house to switch up decor (I have so many neutral decor pieces that it’s easy to mix and match everything). With our living room, it’s gone through such a transformation since we moved in. The walls were super dark and we bought all dark furniture and it was a cave. We have painted the whole house and it’s made a huge difference in how open the space feels, I shared in this post my rug switch up and you can see the hanging I had above the piano at the time (I love that diy hanging but it did nothing for the space).
Below you can see the poster framed prints I made using Staples engineer prints. At the time I loved the change but that wall is so large, it never felt finished, there was so much blank space around these frames it always looked a little off.
Anyhow, I redid the space over the piano with a gallery wall and loved how high the ceiling felt (I painted the poster frame but could never figure out what to put in it hence the blank frame lol).
Right before Christmas, I decided to clean it up a bit and keep everything with a white colour scheme since the room was so busy with all of our Christmas decor. I love it though and it was so easy to do! I tried to reuse the nail holes that were currently there lol, then used a little spackle to fill in the rest.
I again used an engineer print to make that large watercolour brush stroke print. I could have made it myself but couldn’t find paper that large to fit the frame lol. The top prints are from my home decor shop Hazel and House and I added a few photos of my babies.
The frames have almost all been painted over myself with a white paint sample I picked up from Home Depot. That’s a simple trick, if you have any frames that you don’t like or they don’t look great in the space they are in, simply paint them over! The frame mats can all be painted too, I love painting any of the ones I have that are beigey or a weird colour a nice, crisp white.
I added some greenery to the piano, that fiddle leaf fig was $16 at Home Depot! It promptly lost 80% of its leaves the week I brought it home. You guys I was sweating over it, like 2 leaves a day would drop. It’s grown one teeny leaf so I’m hoping that means it’s on the up because it’s such a pretty plant! The burro’s tail succulent is another one that I’m trying to resuscitate. Don’t be fooled by this picture, it’s a little shrivelled lol. The lamps were ones that I had downstairs. I’m not a fan of them per say, I don’t love the geometric bases but I already had them and again, shopping my home for a free refresh.
I love how cozy this room feels but it’s fresh and bright, wishful thinking for spring I guess haha.