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I saw this living room she did for Bri Emery and almost fell out of my chair at how great this room is. I love it. Everything is perfection. Of course! (Which is why I love her like Leslie Knope loves Anne Perkins.) I've been trying to find inspiration for our living room for quite some time, and once I saw this room, the creative juices started flowing.
It all started with this blank slate.
And using Em for my inspiration, ended with this:
The first thing I wanted to buy for this room was a rug. I needed something large enough to brighten the space since I painted the entire house gray. Something that made the room look like less of a jail cell. I turned to Em for inspiration. I loved the Moroccan style rug she used, but with Buster being black, I knew it would be a nightmare to clean. I found this rug from Home Decorators. Instead of buying it right away, I lusted after it for quite some time. It was kinda pricey, and for my cheap self, I wasn't sure if I should get it. THEN I got a coupon in the mail from HD and took it as a sign that this rug was meant for me. Definitely worth every penny.
Since I splurged on the rug, I saved by buying this $15 wicker coffee table on Craigslist. And since Em had so many plants in her room, I threw one on it. The plant is kind of sad right now, but I just watered it so it'll be happy again in no time.
I took another note from my BFF and decided I needed to get some gold up in this room. I bought this side table at Cost Plus. It was a steal at 50% off, plus an extra $10 off since it was a floor model. (Side note: don't be afraid to ask for a discounts. Even Lowes gave us an extra 10% off our carpet and washer/dryer set just for asking!) Anyway, back to the table:
And more shots:
Gotta represent my favorite bloggers!
The floral fabric is from Joann's and cost me a whole $7. I bought one yard with a 40% off coupon and made two pillow covers.
So there's the progress that's being made in the Living Room. Thanks to my BFF Emily Henderson for helping me decorate! I still need to add a bit here and there… and of course touch up all that dang paint. I promise it'll happen one day!