A Colorful & Eclectic Living Room Makeover

living room design by the decorologist

It’s been one heck of a week, amiright? With everything coming to a screeching halt and so much worry about illness and incomes, I thought it’d be nice to share a very colorful and happy living room makeover I helped an awesome client accomplish recently. Maybe it’ll give you some inspiration for your own home, where you will likely be spending much more time than usual in the days to come!

living room makeover by the decorologist

My client bought a rambling ranch-style home in West Meade with a whole lotta potential. The previous owner had already opened up the space a bit and renovated the kitchen. The adjacent space was ripe for a living room makeover. My client has a love of color and eclectic antiques, which makes her one of my favorites! She’s easy to design for, as we have similar personal tastes. Let me show you where we started:

before

She had some interesting family pieces we wanted to use, but we had to determine whether to reupholster the existing sofa and chair or to simply replace them altogether. My client decided we should look for some new upholstered pieces, since a pair of chairs (which she didn’t have) would be ideal with a sofa. We chose a brilliant blue sofa with sloping arms, then added a pair of patterned club chairs.

blue sofa in living room with antique rug and green wallsafter

There are two focal points in this room: the fireplace and the front window – I wanted to make sure the conversation area centered on both.

green living room with fireplacebefore

I wanted to use the bold vintage oriental rug that my client owned, so we chose a more subtle pattern on the new chairs.

living room makeover by the decorologistafter

Rather than remove the outlets for the television,

before

we simply found a lovely piece of art to cover them up! And don’t you just love the gold metallic coffee table?

after

asian decor in green living room

One more before and after from another angle:

before

I love how this living room makeover turned out SO MUCH. So much charm and character, and a great mix or new and old. What ties it together? Symmetry and repeated black and gold finishes.

after

yellow floral

living room details

The new things we purchased for this living room makeover include the sofa, pair of chairs, drapery panels and rod, pillows, coffee table, art, mirrors, side table, and lampshades. Oh, and of course, paint! I love it when a client has interesting personal furnishings and decor that we can use as a jumping off point for a “new” design.

navy sofa and oriental rug in living room makeover

symmetrical living room design by the decorologist

I hope you like this colorful living room makeover as much as I do! What’s your favorite thing about this space?

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Mary Lou
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Mary Lou

What a beautiful room. It looks so light and airy now even with some big pieces in there! Their rug is gorgeous and CV olive the whimsy of those vases on the mantle. I’ve never seen anything like them before!

Joanne
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Joanne

This room is so gorgeous, Kristie! I love your client’s rug, and the pair of chairs is perfect!! The vases on the mantle are definitely a smile 😃. I also like the dark ceiling I see in one of the adjacent rooms.

Marla
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Marla

looking for a high quality upholstery shop in Metro Nashville. I have had a terrible time finding someone that does decent work. Thanks!!

Pam
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Pam

Me too. Would love a couple of upholstery suggestions!
Thanks in advance.

Michelle Walker
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Michelle Walker

Those yellow tulip 🌷 holders! So fun & colorful. And tell me I can buy that sofa outside of Nashville. Swoon. And thank you for this delightful diversion.

Cheri
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Cheri

This is beautiful! I love colorful rooms! Putting the lamps in front of the mirrors is an interesting choice. It looks nice, but I’ve never seen that done before.

Sheri Bruneau
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Kristie, this is so beautiful! I’m not sure what is my favorite, but I think it’s the front wall window. The drapery is so fresh and light, and the two furniture pieces on either side of the window are truly gorgeous. Love it all!

Katie
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Katie

This room makes me SO happy. It is a joy to work with you in making my house a happy home. Everyone that comes over loves your design in all the rooms and always has kind comments. Thank you for sharing!!

Jerry
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Jerry

Very pretty. Curious, where did the tv end up?

Jenny B.
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Jenny B.

Love it! The dressers flanking the window is my favorite part. Well, also the blue sofa. I can’t say no to a blue sofa! 🙂

Wendy Morrison
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Wendy Morrison

Fresh and Fabulous! Would you mind sharing that wall color?
Thanks!

Karina Aguon
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Karina Aguon

Oh my goodness! I love everything about this room!! It’s amazing what a change in wall color can do! It is such a happy room. I love the interesting decor on the mantle with the tulips.

Jamie
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Jamie

Just fabulous.