The Great Living Room Makeover

The One Room Challenge

Hi Friends! So, I’m doing something a little  a lot crazy. I’ve always wanted to take part in Calling It Home’s One Room Challenge – a design challenge for bloggers to make over a room within six weeks. However, I’m jumping in right in the middle, which means I want to try to complete it in just three weeks!. Can I pull off a feature wall and redesign in 3 weeks? We shall see!One Room Challenge - Neutral Living Room with Bold Color | Five Marigolds

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Last year, I shared a photo of my neutral living room with bold pops of color.  I’m not deviating far from this theme, but as I shared at the time, this little nook I photographed is the best part of my living room. Living Room Makeover | One Room Challenge Week 3 | Five Marigolds

The remaining part of my living room….we haven’t touched.

There’s this giant chair that my husband loves, but doesn’t really fit the space. To replace this, I’ll have to find something he approves of, size and comfort wise. Did I mention he is 6’6″? There will be no tiny side chairs in this house.Living Room Makeover | One Room Challenge Week 3 | Five Marigolds

We painted a dark feature wall, but to me it sometimes kind of feels more like a cave than a special feature.Living Room Makeover | One Room Challenge Week 3 | Five Marigolds

 

Despite giving the mantle a good go, I get stuck on how I want it to look when it grows up, so it just kind of turns into a design after thought.

The mantle, in better days

 

Finally, while I love this piece of furniture, I’m not sure if I’m going to leave it in the space. Living Room Makeover | One Room Challenge Week 3 | Five Marigolds

Whew! That’s a lot to take on in three weeks!

Is it the worst “before” you’ve ever seen? Maybe not, but I am ready to make it “just right” for our family. When it’s finished, I hope it will have this look and feel:One Room Challenge - Neutral Living Room with Bold Color | Five Marigolds

I hope you’ll join along with me to create a beautiful, but casual, family friendly space!  In the meantime, check out the other One Room Participants, here:

4 thoughts on “The Great Living Room Makeover

  1. postboxdesigns says:

    I love your Mood Board…it looks like it is going to be such a fun, bright room. Looking forward to seeing your final look…halfway there! 🙂

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