Last week we got so much done around the house! We’ve had a few things on our to-do list for YEARS and we finally crossed them off! The one at the top: paint our yellow walls!
For the last three years I’ve had a very yellow living room. It was fun for a while. It kind of went with our personality as a young couple. Then, over the years it began to grow old, as most colors will do over time. For the last year I’ve been begging my husband to let me paint the walls. At first, we thought adding wallpaper would help. It did for a while, but it was just time to say goodbye to the yellow walls once and for all.
For a few weeks we’ve been trying to decide on a neutral color: grey or white. I took some votes, tried out some samples and the winner was clear: Cloud White! It seemed boring at first, but white is great for so many reasons. It’s a super easy color when decorating the room. It brightens everything up and makes the space seem more open and a lot bigger. It’s calming and relaxing. I absolutely love it!
I have to admit, because we had a lot of furniture pieces and prints that were very neutral looking (since a lot can clash with our original yellow walls) the room seemed like it was missing something.
We decided to add some color by bringing in a fun patterned rug we’ve had for years and adding some plants! I think having some green touches really makes the room feel lived in and natural. It feels so fresh! Plus, I am absolutely loving my new West Elm planter I found while in LA a few weeks back!
Finally, I can say I have a living room I feel happy with! Right now, we are just playing around with decorating and making those final touches! It’s so fun, almost like moving into a new house! What do you think of the white?
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