Now nearly 5 months later, we've had time to move on from this neutral "playing it safe" room, and get a little more adventuresome with colors.
As I was looking through pictures on pinterest of living rooms again one day, I started to see a pattern with the colors of the rooms I was pinning. Earthy colors of reds, golds, and blues were dominating. Karl liked the rooms as well when I showed them to him, so I began to drum up ideas for ways to improve our living room idea. Here's some of my pinterest examples of the Living Rooms that got thumbs up from the both of us:
|Karl, though he doesn't like the style of the furniture in this one (above) as we found when we were creating our first mood board, he does like the colors|
So in phase #2, we've kept much of the aesthetics of what we were originally aiming for in the first mood board: earthy colors, natural textiles like wood and woven fibers, a bit of steampunk snuck in, and an overall cozy feeling. But now we have much more color, and are pretty pleased with our daring selves. May I present, Living Room oh-so-much-better mood board #2! :
The wood slatted shutters behind the sofa are an idea we're toying with - we'll see if we can't find something like them, or perhaps even make?
Steel bluish-gray curtains to neutralize the other colors in the room, rustic wood furniture, some greens from plants, and bits of blue thrown in with the decor for a companion to the red....we're excited! What do you guys think? Any suggestions?
[Edit: see our 2014 home tour here]