Aniko's living room certainly wasn't awful, but it didn't feel like her. With a little white paint, some stylish DIY action and an excellent pink rug she totally lightened up the space and gave it a ton of character.
From Aniko: Our poor little family room went through multiple stages since we've lived in the house. I tried decorating it many different ways, but we haven't done any major projects in the room. It's a fairly small room and when we moved in years ago, we purchased a huge media center that just made it almost impossible to decorate the room the way I wanted. So that media center had to go. We also had a yellow-ish tone on the walls which did not help the room either. So I decided to take the plunge and redo our family room (on a budget).
We painted the walls Ultra white to brighten the space up, and we DIYed fabulous built-in shelves around our fireplace. We also painted our brick fireplace to white. The beautiful white built-ins and the white fireplace alone transformed this room to be a whole new airy space. I added lots textures, layers and of course, pop of colors to create a cozy, eclectic room.
Thank you, Aniko! You can see more photos on Aniko's blog Place of My Taste.