Making progress. Egads the fireplace!
I don't know if anyone will remember me since it's been a while. I asked some floor questions. We went with the vinyl plank floor and are DIY. It's halfway done. I wanted to post pics of the progress I've made in the living room and get some suggestions on how to tackle the mantel.
My look is Eclectic Kid-Friendly. Yep, I just made that look up. I see so many beautifully decorated homes but there is never any kid stuff in the photos so that doesn't help me much.
Since I last posted we got a new floor and the rug is "new to me". I also added that weird looking basket of wooden blocks and games. The basket is from Goodwill. I like it. For $100 the rug was a steal. My budget is on par with Ikea because of the kids and dogs and I love a good thrift find. That awesome silver poof? $35. Bam! It's awesome, right?
I plan to put a small kid's tent in one corner or some sheepskin rugs to make a cozy reading place. We use our living room for family play time. We do not own a TV.
I need ideas on what to do with the mantel and the big blank wall. What kind of art do you see up there?
Here is the currently blank corner that could become the kid's area.
I could move this chair to the blank corner and make this corner the kid corner. Here is the fireplace that needs help. I want something more modern than the mirror. I have lots of those red and green books which are often used in decorating. Hooray for hubby being an academic who said I could use some of his books to decorate. :)
I can also move the side table to the bedroom. We won't use a coffee table for now as we have a cruiser in the house!
Here is a gigantic blank wall that needs help.
Would these look ok in this room or do they need to live elsewhere?