Update: I’ve changed the living room couch since doing this reveal. Check the new one out here.
If you’ve just come here without seeing Part 1 of my living room makeover, stop right there and check it out otherwise it’s just going to be like you had dessert before dinner. Seriously, go to Part 1. Then come back here. See you later.
But if you’ve already seen the first part, welcome and let’s resume.
Note: All details on where I got everything and any DIY project details are all at the end of the post. If I’ve missed anything, let me know and I’ll add it.
Earlier when we were figuring out the layout of this space, we had kept the couch with its back to the kitchen but it made us feel really suffocated so we tried the couch against the wall (and man did it look awesome against that wallpaper) but that way it felt like we were always looking at the rest of the apartment (kitchen/office) and that didn’t work out for us as well. Finally, when we tried this position, it felt like the best because we had visibility on the entryway corridor so things didn’t feel as cramped and we still had separation from the kitchen and office areas.
I deliberately picked this chair as the second armchair because it’s very basic and doesn’t feel like an extra piece in the room even though it can accommodate one whole person. The airy vibe helps in keeping things light and that’s my general area of interest in this apartment.
Doing the DIY on the refrigerator really helped because it doesn’t feel like we’re looking at an appliance while hanging out on the couch and helps us pretend that it’s an exotic sculpture that we had specially imported from Brazil (what am I even saying?).
Also, kept the coffee table very light. We eat here, we lounge here – making it décor heavy would have just been a pain in the ass and I’m allergic to that. So, basic, minimal.
If anyone’s noticing, I’m currently possessed with wicker/rattan/whatever-this-is-called.
Hanging macramé planter – a DIY project that I’ve linked below.
I’m sorry they can’t talk to you, they’re very busy guarding N’s star-trek router.
How to incorporate your husband’s obsessions into your décor and make his gadgets appear less ugly: plant a collectible on a network drive.
If anyone remembers, I did the legs asymmetrically on this console table and I’m typing this out so you can’t forget it even if you tried.
And just in case you missed this guy, he’s right there in that corner between the living room and my office space.
His base stand, a DIY that I’ve also linked below.
Remember guys, artwork doesn’t have to be expensive. This is a concert poster I found online, entirely free, got it printed and stuffed inside an inexpensive IKEA frame. Done.
This beautiful throw, all handmade, from one of the nicest people I’ve worked with. She doesn’t do this on a large scale anymore but you can always check.
And one last shot of this, before I go.
THAT’S IT. Tell me guys, did you love it? I won’t mind over-the-top reactions AT ALL. And if you really, really enjoyed it then please ‘like’ the post also, yawr.
I’ve changed the living room couch since doing this reveal. Check the new one out here.
Bright Tribal Cushion: KAS Australia / Black & White Cushion: IKEA (similar here) / Beige Tribal Cushion: Society6 / White & Gold Cushion: Society6 / Heart Cushion: Society6 / White Cushion: Society6 (similar here) / Striped Plant Pot: Daiso / Heart Throw: Ashley Made Knits / Brown Side Table: Home Centre / Cane Side Table: Lahore / Flamingo: Plant Souk / Android Figures: Kinokuniya / Coffee Table Book: House of Prose / Candle: Bath & Body Works / Storage Basket: IKEA / Concert Poster: Here / Wall Frame: IKEA Ribba (not good quality, choose something else) / Batman Cabinet: IKEA Fabrikor Display Cabinet / Batman: Comicave.
Plant Hangers / Collectible Stand / Duck Tape Refrigerator
If you missed Part 1, it’s right here.