One Room Challenge {Week Two}: Living Room Design Plans

Beautiful living room design plans. Love the eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary elements. Inspiring ideas for the home and any DIY designer could try!

It’s that time of year again! Last week I announced that I’m jumping back into another One Room Challenge. Linda at Calling it Home challenges us to completely redesign a room in our homes in just six weeks. I’m one week down and I’ve got some big plans for this space. SO excited to share it all!

Great renovation plans to bring this home from outdated to modern and contemporary. Love the design plans and the potential in this beautiful barn home.

For starters, we are painting EVERYTHING white. The walls and the ceiling are both going to be white and fresh and clean. I’m using my favourite white from Para Paints: White Design.

Love this rich and moody home colour palette! So many beautiful inspirational photos to show how to incorporate these paint colours (or colors) into your whole home. A beautiful home colour scheme and great tips for making your own.

If you want to read more about making a Whole Home Colour Palette, jump over here! Since I’m putting white on the walls, I’m going to try to incorporate some of these other colour palette colours (or colours in the same colour family) into the design in fabrics, decor, etc.

Beautiful living room inspiration. Love the eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary elements. Inspiring ideas for the home and any DIY designer could try!

Next comes the couch! The couch is the focal point of the room, and in the new house there’s only one living room, which means only one couch. It’s where we will entertain, play games, and snuggle up for movie nights. Finding a couch in my small town of Northern Canada was not easy! But thanks to the lovely lady behind Chiks Design Group, I’ve finally found a beautiful couch! To add a bit of character to the room, the couch is being made in this beautiful blue fabric (below) as we speak! *Fingers crossed it arrives in time!* 

Beautiful living room inspiration. Love the eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary elements. Inspiring ideas for the home and any DIY designer could try!

I’ll tell you more about my couch dilemmas later and tell you how I ended up partnering with Chiks Design Group to find our custom piece!

Then there’s the decor! I’ve partnered with Wayfair Canada to bring a few beautiful items into the space. It was so hard to choose because there are so many beautiful decor items! My instinct is to grab everything that I think is pretty, lol. But my husband made me choose what was practical – so here are a few items I chose that I didn’t have yet for our living room space:

Beautiful living room inspiration. Love the eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary elements. Inspiring ideas for the home and any DIY designer could try!

Pillows // Planters // Vase

Beautiful living room inspiration. Love the eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary elements. Inspiring ideas for the home and any DIY designer could try!

My current living room furniture is going bye-bye! There really is nothing  that I want to keep, except our coffee table, but even that guy will go to another room because he’s too big for this space. Consequently I’m buying a few more pieces, like accent chairs, a coffee table, and a rug. I’ll see what I can do with the rest of my budget!

Since I’m an obsessive list-maker, here’s how I’m doing on my living room to-do list:

  1. Figure out a colour scheme for the room
  2. Paint walls
  3. Paint Ceiling
  4. Buy a couch
  5. Buy new accent furniture
  6. DIY some throw pillows
  7. Build side tables
  8. Build fireplace frame
  9. Tile fireplace
  10. Build bench beside fireplace
  11. DIY some artwork
  12. Wire and install new sconces
  13. Replace all switches and outlets
  14. Pick out new decor pieces

Beautiful living room inspiration. Love the eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary elements. Inspiring ideas for the home and any DIY designer could try!

Wayfair Canada // Chiks Design Group
Para Paints // Legrand

21 thoughts on “One Room Challenge {Week Two}: Living Room Design Plans

  1. You picked some really great pieces- that blue sofa is going to be beautiful! Love the idea of going all white walls and ceilings in the room- it’s going to be a beautiful room when you’re finished.

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