a slight living room makeover

I’ve slowly been making some small changes to my living room over the last couple of months. I tend to take things gradually, and although “gradual” is still the right word for the process, I want to show you what’s going on over here!

new curtains

living room

I love curtains but have held off on putting any up. I decided it was time. They create such a home feel that I love. I’ve always loved IKEA’s fabric, and since I’ve been on a bit of an orange kick, I chose this sturdy Majken fabric with a hint of orange. And there it sat. A huge pile that intimidated me, not because it was too hard. No, it was because it felt like a lot of work to make four huge panels. I finally got it done and Jeremy got them up and I love them.


I knew I also wanted to make some new pillow covers. Once again I turned to IKEA (don’t remember the name of this fabric) and went with a bit more orange. Julie Hermann from Jaybird Quilts has an excellent basic pillow cover tutorial on Sew Mama Sew. I cut my squares the exact size of my pillows to make them look very full. I love them.

new couch

Since Christmas I’ve been saving money to buy a new couch. I am very thankful for the way God provided when we came back, but my couch, wall, and floor was all the same color. I was just ready for something that was a little more us. So I saved and I sold items we didn’t need online until I had enough. It’s such a fulfilling moment to reach a goal and see it fulfilled. Even if it is just a couch. 🙂 Can you guess where it came from? You got it right if you guessed IKEA. Guess we have a little trend going on here. I absolutely love my Dansbo dark gray Kivik sofa. Adding the chaise lounge eventually…


Linking up with Jennifer @ Studio JRU for Sneak Peek Friday!

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