Colorful Corner Gallery Wall

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Rentals can be no fun. After owning my own home and taking on projects to make it my own, it is hard to live somewhere that I can’t make any major changes to. However, I do appreciate not having to pay for the random repairs that have come up since living in our rental. I have been able to keep my decorating sanity with a hammer and nails and of course some Command Strips too, because heaven knows, I am obsessed with those things.

Our bedroom felt like it needed something funky that would make it feel like our own space. Of course there is the option of a traditional gallery wall, but why go traditional, when there is a corner just begging to turn into something more?

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Living Room Makeover REVEAL!

You’ve seen the paint color, the gallery wall, the furniture, the triangle art wall, the functional decor, and the pictures that I am using in my living room but you haven’t seen how they all come together yet. Well, I am happy to say (or sing, rather)…

Da, da, da, don. Da, da, da, da, don. Da, da, da, don. Da, da, da, da, don, da, don, da, da, don, da, da, don, don, don, DA, DON, DA, DA, DA, DA DON….

It’s the final countdown people.

It is finally time for the moment you have all been waiting for… My living room makeover reveal!

Because I know you would rather see pictures than listen to anymore of my singing, I will grant you your wishes to see the reveal very soon. But first, let’s take a little trip back in time. So let’s all put on our puffy vests and hop in my DeLorean for a little trip back in time to see what my living room used to look like.

Living Room Before Makeover

Living Room Before

Blehhhhh. That’s all I have to say about that. Dark and boring. Besides the giant picture of my family, it looked like someone else lived in my house. There wasn’t anything about the design that I felt really represented who we are as a family. I am happy to report that isn’t the case anymore. Are you ready to see the reveal?

Mocern Living Room Makeover on #homedecor

BAM! Miracles really do happen. With the relatively small budget that I had to work with, I was able to transform the space into a place where I feel like truly represents my family. It all started with a can of Sherwin Williams paint that instantly brightened up my space. My love of Sherwin Williams Crushed Ice color runs deep to my very core!

Modern and functional living room on #homedecor

Because my house is fairly small, our living room is the only space that can house our dog kennel. I tried really hard to find another space for the giant kennel we have for our tiny dog, but I just couldn’t do it. I do feel like having so many fun details all around the room kind of keeps your attention enough to make you forget about the giant black metal elephant in the room. I got the yellow rug from on their Black Friday sale. You HAVE to shop that sale for the best deals on rugs. I got this puppy for 70% off with free shipping!

Bright Living Room Makeover on #homedecor

I love the little pop that my triangle art wall brings to the room and the artwork that I was able to display. I chose not to replace every piece of furniture I owned because it just wasn’t in the budget, so I kept my TV stand for now. For now, it works. When it gets warmer outside, that will most likely either turn a different color, or be replaced entirely. P.S. See the kitchen peeking through the doorway? That’s one of my next projects!

Bright living room decor and beautiful couch on #homedecor

Oh the couches. How I love my couches. They might as well be members of my family. I love them that much. Shout out to DownEast Home for having killer prices and awesome taste in furniture design. Pillows are from Groopdealz and the black and gold pillows are Nate Berkus for Target.

Modern shelf decor and living room makeover on #homedecor

It was so fun to finally pull out all of the random crap that has been sitting around in my garage forever. I loved decorating this space.

Modern Living Room Design

Living Room Makeover Details

Curtains are from They added the perfect amount of pattern without taking away from any other element of the room. The best part? They are really inexpensive!

Living Room Curtains

The curvy frames are from Cut it Out. They are the best to get because they can be totally customized to how you want them! I love the shapes of these frames and the colors I chose to paint them. I feel like they really bring the color scheme to life.

Cut it Out Gallery Wall Details

Simple and Funky Gallery Wall

How to decorate with quotes and pictures

Modern bright home decor

Well, there you have it! A gorgeous room. I now look forward to spending time in there.

Mocern Living Room Makeover on #homedecor

If you missed any of the previous posts or tutorials for this living room makeover, you can find them here…


Gallery Wall

Geometric Triangle Art Wall


Functional Decor

Decorating with Pictures and Quotes

Thank you so much for all of your excitement about my living room makeover! It really does mean the world to know that people actually care about this and get as excited about my house as I do! You guys are seriously the bomb. If I haven’t told you that lately, you are. Thanks again for believing in me and for supporting this blog of mine.


Living Room Makeover: Gallery Wall and GIVEAWAY

Did you catch the first part to the living room makeover? Check it out HERE.

After painting my living room that bright cheery grayish white goodness, I realized that I needed to get some decor on the walls ASAP. It desperately needed some color. Thankfully, I knew exactly where to go to fix that problem. Cut it Out. They so kindly gave me some amazing frames to paint and put in my newly painted living room and they are PERFECTION! I can’t wait to show you every detail of my newly styled gallery wall! The best part? There is a giveaway too!

Simple and Funky Gallery Wall

This gallery wall just took this wall from plain, to a total focal point in the room. I love the way the gold and mint blue look against the wall color. It also became the perfect place to display my new family pictures that I had taken by Cliq Photography. I am totally obsessed with how they turned out. I wanted something happy and playful and even with a grumpy toddler, I think we were able to still somehow capture that feeling.

Gallery Wall details

The gallery wall that I had in this room before was much busier. It is nice to have a more simple, clean look this time. Of course there will be more decor on the other walls, but it is nice to have this more simple look here.

Cut it Out Gallery Wall Details

Big Frame: c/o Cut it Out | Hexagon Frame: TJ Maxx | Bird: Real Deals | Awesomesauce sign: Salty Bison | Curvy frame: c/o Cut it Out

I am so impressed with the Cut it Out frames. They are really high quality and I love all of the different designs that they offer. I actually chose another frame too that I will be putting somewhere else in the room, but you are going to have to wait to see it! The big frame is called the Parker frame. I love how modern it is with the clean lines, but the cut out edges bring a little more style to it. The smaller frame is the Balboa frame. I own a few frames in this shape and absolutely love them.

Living Room Makeover Gallery Wall and Giveaway

Okay, now who’s ready for a giveaway? Cut it Out is giving away $50 credit to their store! Their prices are so reasonable too! The winner will be able to get a few things with that credit. To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below. If it doesn’t show up, click on the link that says “Rafflecopter giveaway”. Giveaway ends 2/7/14 and is open to US residents only. Good luck!

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