Phase one of my great room makeover is complete, wall color. While the room isn't nearly finished, I wanted to give you a peek at how the painting turned out. It is a warm shade of chocolate brown and I just love it. The final coat of paint was finished on Wednesday, but I didn't begin reloading the space again until Saturday.
Here is the room before with it's boring-you-to-tears beige walls:
I haven't purchased a single new thing for this space yet which explains the lack of color and personality. I haven't even rehung the curtain panels that go on either side of my wall of windows!
This room is crying out for new accessories!
I plan to take my time choosing just the right pieces to accessorize this room. For now, I made do with what I had around the house. I strolled around the house grabbing accessories that I was willing to move from other rooms and things I had in the storage area of my basement and laid them out on the kitchen table.
As you can see, I didn't have a lot to choose from and almost nothing with color. Some spray painting may be in my future if the weather here ever decides to warm up.
I'll need to find something large for over the fireplace mantle, items for accessorizing the book cases, plants and some wall art. Even without all of those things in place I'm enjoying the cozy feeling that the brown walls give this space. They remind me of two of my favorite things, coffee and hot cocoa. This is a room where I like to light a fire, curl up with a hot drink and read a good book. I think choosing dark walls was the right choice for the way the room functions. I like light and bright for work spaces, but when I'm relaxing, warm colors are the right choice for me.
So my friends, that is Part I of The Great Great Room Makeover. I look forward to the day when I can post Part II, accessories.