I walked in day after day and couldn’t figure out why I always felt so down. Then I realized my living room was making me depressed. Yes, colors can improve your atmosphere or hinder it. My walls were always white. Although everything went went it, I needed more color. I needed to feel inspired instead of bland.
I decided right then, I had to make a change. I looked around and realized that nothing in there matched. I had so many different things that nothing went with anything else. I had collections of elephants and collections of beach scenes as well as boats. I had to do something.
But why stop at just redoing things. I took $100.00 and completely redone my living room. I bought a rug to give color to the floor, paint to color the walls and the trim, a $25 dollar bookcase from Wal-mart that reached my ceiling, and new curtains to bring in more color as the sun shined.
Then I set out to paint the room. I had used a little square type painting utensil that covered very well, and a regular brush to paint the trim a different color. I hung my curtains on new curtain rods, laid down the new rug, and then put together the bookcase. Although it was huge, it was extremely simple to put together and move around as long as nothing was on it.
Afterward, I went through and threw away things that I no longer wanted; magazines, and chipped items that I found on my entertainment center. My elephant collection moved into another room, and I moved my boats and sea scenes around in the living room to make it look better. This way I had everything the same but not so close together that it was cluttered.
After assembling the bookcase, I then took the books off my previous bookcase that didn’t match my furniture and placed the new one in it’s place and placed the books on it.
When I was finally done, it looked like a different house all together. I felt like I had done a job well done, and the color brightens my days. So that shows you, it doesn’t cost a lot to redo a room, it just takes imagination.