The transformation of the Great Room in our new house has been incredible. Before sharing all of the great room decor inspiration I have found, I wanted to show you the before/after of the room.
We never intended on tearing up the carpet, but the first night we started renovations, my husband and brother-in-laws thought it was best to rip it up. The carpet was stained, off white, and outdated. The walls were an off white, almost beige, as well as the built-ins. I wanted light wood flooring and white walls, as well as white bookcases. I am SO pleased with the AFTER.
Paint Color: Walls – Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White
Trim – Benjamin Moore Simply White
Floor: In Haus Solido Visions Laminate in Belmore (Blonde Oak)
I have always loved the contract of dark and light blue on white, but never considered hunter green or pink as accent colors. I truly love the way Bria Hammel of Bria Hammel Interiors designed the living space below.
I’m hoping my brother-in-law can build a window seat for the girls between the bookcases. Annabelle and Ailey would love pink throw pillows and a furry white blanket to lounge upon while watching the birds outside.
Currently, the only item we have for the great room is a 2 Piece Owensbe Sectional from Ashley Furniture. I wanted to decorate the couch with cream colored pillows and throws, but now I love the idea of light pink or blue.
We’ve not decided on a rug color yet or if we will add window treatments. I love natural light, but a little pop of color or drawstring shades might not be a bad idea. Stay tuned for completed pictures of the room – I would say we may have it complete by September.
Caitlin Houston is a Connecticut based life and style blogger.