While growing up in a small working-class town in Michigan as a child my mother separated the living room from the entire house. I thought that the living room had to be this “sacred place,” with white furniture, white rugs, television of the ages, and it had a massive red ottoman that children were not allowed to sit on, let alone touch. Listen, my mother made the living room super child-proof and not kid-friendly at all! We really had to go through a “Rites of Passage,” in order to sit in the living room if it was not Christmas or Easter. We were allowed to take pictures for holidays with our “Sunday Best,” clothing right after church, and than quickly exit stage left to the family room.
I admired the stunning living room so much! During my childhood days most of the family gatherings took place in the family room and not necessarily the living room, times have certainly changed since the glory days of being a whimsical child. My mother had all the African artifacts from my cousins who lived in Tanzania. The numerous somberos from the family trips to Mexico. All these things took place in the family room. I have managed to enjoy quality family-time in our cozy reading nook, to watch movies, share story time, and play family game night all in the comfort of our living room. By the way it as not that sacred, and my children are allowed to touch everything in the room including the ottoman! Ironically, the thing that I adore most about our living space is that it off-sets the kitchen area. My dream was to have my therapeutic space the kitchen located where I could watch my children and cook healthy meals all day long!
Since the living room is where my family comes together to relax with friends and family. I think it’s one of the most important rooms in our home. Personally, my dream living room would have comfy pillows that match the sofa, with a pop of color, which in my opinion is the real statement piece of the living room. But girl, the most beautiful lighting fixtures will add that extra flair to set that vibe and tone to really get into the perfect holiday setting to the living room!
I love a beautiful table to adorn the middle of the living room, and accent any painting changes to the walls, and share quality time with family. I am a huge fan of reading, and collecting books. The bookcase is the highlight of the living room for an avid reader to explore, and grab that comfy blanket and relax with a great beverage and wonderful book. I am a busy mom taking the time to actually browse around a furniture store for a couple of hours really does not exist in my world. This vision board is satisfying that inner interior designer, and obsessed HGTV watcher! The ability to create a dream living room vision board is right up my alley.I have created several different vision boards over the years to have a complete visual representation of my hopes and dreams for the future. However, this is the first time creating one for my dream living room. I am a minimalist at heart, so I enjoy keeping my furniture pieces simple, flexible, and elegant with a timely and classic feel when thinking about my options for designing a blessed and beautiful interior space in my home.
I believe that this is a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of seeing how I would like my living room to transform in the future. I am going to utilize this vision board to(1) develop a realistic budget,(2) timeline on when I plan to change out my living room furniture,(3) and the pieces that I plan to use and color scheme combinations for my home.
I am going to share some of my favorite pieces from in this epic Dream Living Room Vision Board for that cozy reading nook! If you are looking for inspiration, I found these pieces on Arhaus’s living room page.
The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down. Proverbs 14 1:12
Dream Living Room Vision Board: Cozy Reading Nook
PS. Stay tuned to any future updates on creating a cozy reading nook in my living room space.