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I know you’re all dying to know what we decided to do with our living room after I asked for advice! We ended up going in a direction that we said we would never do.

We made the room more about the kids, and gave them more space.

We must really really love our kids and their creative play time… that’s all I have to say!

Fynn got a table and chair set from his grandparents for his birthday, so we also needed to consider where to put those in the grand scheme of things. Once we realized that we could tuck away the entertainment center perfectly into a corner… the rest kind of worked itself out. While I think the room still looks too square with every piece of furniture flat against a wall, I keep telling myself the room will look completely different with our Christmas tree where the floor lamp is in a few weeks. And then after we take the tree down we might put the couch kitty corner with the floor lamp behind it. Just a thought…

Here’s how it looks now:

I’d really like to still take more of your advice and get a huge canvas and let the kids go to town on it, then hang it on this wall. Plus some fabric around the slider would make pull it together more like a few of you said.

The focus is more on the kids, and less on the missing tv, so that’s a bonus! They’re really enjoying the “new” space.

So, ultimately it’s still a work in progress, but we’re getting there. Thanks for all the comments the other day and all the input!


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Decorating advice?

I’m going to lay it all down on the line here. I need help. Serious help.

My living room is a disaster. It wasn’t so bad when I thought we might be moving, or when we still had the tv… but since we decided to stay, and there’s a big empty spot since we decided to go tv free, I just hate the room. So I need advice. I’m desperate to change it, to make it pretty, since we spend most of our time in there. The toys have to stay, as there’s nowhere else for them, and my husband wants to keep the tv stand for the other electronics that we need stashed away from little hands. The only thing I’m not willing to do is paint the walls because in another year I’d have to paint them white again.

I would love some advice, any advice! I’d love suggestions, ideas, tips, especially ones that keep a minimal budget in mind… anyone?

Oh – and these pictures make the room look way smaller than it actually is. But it makes it look like how I see it through my eyes at this point. Not pretty in the least. HELP!!!

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And for the record, I like the rest of our place. The bedrooms are big, there are two bathrooms, the kitchen is full of cabinets… and all the other rooms are well decorated (I think at least!). It’s just this one room. Help! Help! Help!


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