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Off White Living Room Makeover – Sneak Peek

Today, I’m sharing how I’m giving a boring Living Room a beautiful new look with an Off White Living Room Makeover with budget-friendly projects!

Off White Living Room Makeover

Welcome, welcome. I’m so excited to share my off white Living Room Makeover Plans with you!

This Living Room design plan includes building furniture, upholstering old chairs, remodeling our fireplace wall, and completely changing the layout of the room.

For the last six years, I’ve left our living room as a boring but functional space for babies to play in. So, it’s time to start shaking things up, adding style, and going for that colorful, but light and bright feel I’ve been adding around the rest of the house.

But first, let’s see those embarrassingly boring before photos, right?! 😉

Living Room Makeover Before Photos

These ORC Living Room Makeover Plans are so fresh and light. Includes bright Blues and light Cream Walls with accents of pale pinks and green. #AbbottsAtHome #LivingRoom #BlueFurniture #MakeoverPlans

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This layout works. But it’s really not taking the best advantage of all that space. It’s designed around giving babies and toddlers floor space to play in front of mommy.

Now that they’re older, I’m ready for more quiet in my life. You know what I mean. 😉

So, I’m redesigning the layout for family life without the toys. And, I am so excited about this new floor plan!

These ORC Living Room Makeover Plans are so fresh and light. Includes bright Blues and light Cream Walls with accents of pale pinks and green. #AbbottsAtHome #LivingRoom #BlueFurniture #MakeoverPlans

Microfiber is not exciting, guys. AND neither is beige. But it is super easy to clean and has been a great couch with babies.

Now that my boys are growing up, at 3 and 5 years old. I probably won’t be getting a new couch this month. But, hopefully soon.

These ORC Living Room Makeover Plans are so fresh and light. Includes bright Blues and light Cream Walls with accents of pale pinks and green. #AbbottsAtHome #LivingRoom #BlueFurniture #MakeoverPlans

This house has great bones, right? I love all the millwork and traditional moldings that give this home personality. Now I need to play those up and let them stand out more.

Switching to a light paint color on walls and going for matching ceilings has made that millwork pop!

These ORC Living Room Makeover Plans are so fresh and light. Includes bright Blues and light Cream Walls with accents of pale pinks and green. #AbbottsAtHome #LivingRoom #BlueFurniture #MakeoverPlans
Ho hum. Nothing exciting to see here. 😉
These ORC Living Room Makeover Plans are so fresh and light. Includes bright Blues and light Cream Walls with accents of pale pinks and green. #AbbottsAtHome #LivingRoom #BlueFurniture #MakeoverPlans
This layout worked, but was pretty boring and didn’t feel like the well planned, beautiful home I want to come home to.

Now that you’ve seen those before photos, let’s get into the off white Living Room design ideas.

White Living Room Makeover Ideas and Plans

I’ve got blue velvet fabric, a blue and white woven fabric I’ve used before, and those pretty paisley curtains picked out. I’ll be using them with a few teal green and gold accent pieces around the room.

Blue Velvet and paisley curtains. These ORC Living Room Makeover Plans are so fresh and light. Includes bright Blues and light Cream Walls with accents of pale pinks and green. #AbbottsAtHome #LivingRoom #BlueFurniture #MakeoverPlans
Blue, white, and medium wood stains. I LOVE it!

That curtain hanger is part of the Martha Stewart Heritage Oak line at Home Depot.

These ORC Living Room Makeover Plans are so fresh and light. Includes bright Blues and light Cream Walls with accents of pale pinks and green. #AbbottsAtHome #LivingRoom #BlueFurniture #MakeoverPlans
Here we go, guys. Be sure to come back next week. I have a gorgeous DIY Teal Console Table I’d love to show you. 🙂

Here’s a rough idea of the new floor plan. Outside those windows is our pool, loads of flowers, and our barn and donkeys. It’s a fantastic view.

Why didn’t I take advantage of this view sooner? Now it will be the star!

These ORC Living Room Makeover Plans are so fresh and light. Includes bright Blues and light Cream Walls with accents of pale pinks and green. #AbbottsAtHome #LivingRoom #BlueFurniture #MakeoverPlans

And here’s a peek at the new off white paint I’m using in this Living Room. I’ve been living on that scaffolding this week. But, it’s nearly done and looking fantastic!

These ORC Living Room Makeover Plans are so fresh and light. Includes bright Blues and light Cream Walls with accents of pale pinks and green. #AbbottsAtHome #LivingRoom #BlueFurniture #MakeoverPlans

I thought about updating this stone and slate around the fireplace with something a bit more elegant. I used that flower-patterned marble tile in our kitchen.

It would look great, but will probably have to wait until later.

These ORC Living Room Makeover Plans are so fresh and light. Includes bright Blues and light Cream Walls with accents of pale pinks and green. #AbbottsAtHome #LivingRoom #BlueFurniture #MakeoverPlans

To make all of these changes happen, I’ve been busily planning and gathering inspiration. Yes, that means lots and lots of hard Pinterest hours, right.

But it was worth it. I’m so excited about this Living Room redo plan and ready to start working. Yea!

UPDATE: This Off White Living Room Makeover is finished and I’m LOVING the way it turned out. Check out Before & After DIY Home Living Room Makeover to see the finished room.

Projects From This Room

Click on the links below to see the finished projects and posts from this room.

AND, be sure to get more Living Room Makeover ideas in the 14 Best Ways to Renovate A Living Room on a Budget!

More of my Before and After Room Makeovers


Feeling inspired? Now that you know our Off White Living Room Makeover Plans. Let me know if you have questions. Don’t forget to sign up for the Abbotts At Home email newsletter to get DIY, Remodeling, and Crafty ideas in your inbox.

Barbara Chapman

Wednesday 17th of October 2018

Happy painting, Stephanie! Love the new ceiling color and the color on the fireplace!! Be safe up on all that scaffolding. <3 Looking forward to your next post.

Hugs, Barb :)

Stephanie

Wednesday 17th of October 2018

Thanks so much, Barbara. Painting finally done. So glad to not climb up there again. :)

calypsointhecountry

Saturday 13th of October 2018

I am so excited to watch this room evolve. I love your choices and ideas! Thanks for linking up to Best of the Weekend. You were one of my features this week! Shelley

Stephanie

Sunday 14th of October 2018

Thanks so much, Shelley!

acraftymix

Wednesday 10th of October 2018

I cannot wait to see this makeover Stephanie. I've been following you for such a long time and I just know it's going to be awesome

Stephanie

Thursday 11th of October 2018

Aw, thanks Michelle. You're always so supportive. I hope you like what I come up with. :)

LINDA

Tuesday 9th of October 2018

Love all the windows. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Stephanie

Wednesday 10th of October 2018

I'm so excited. It's going to feel like a new house. :)

Teri | T. Moore Home

Saturday 6th of October 2018

Fellow blue lover here! Can't wait to see how this room turns out! The plans look so lovely!

I'm going to have to rent scaffolding for the first time in my life and I'm terrified. I hate heights. Maybe I'll hire this one out. hahaha

Stephanie

Saturday 6th of October 2018

Thanks, Teri! I hope you like the reveal. :) Scaffolding really is pretty scary, if you think about it too much. My husband can't get to the top level. He just shakes the whole time. I just listen to podcasts and try not to think about it too much. Actually, I finished the living room, foyer, and our front porch. So my husband is returning the scaffolding now. Yea!!!

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