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Living Room Makeover on a Budget Reveal

July 17, 2018

FINALLY! Decorating my living room has been on my vision board for the last two years. I’m so happy it’s finally done and I love it! My old living room wasn’t the worse but it was just there, made up of items that I’ve picked up over the years. The first home that I purchased by myself at 26 was decorated to the nines. I was happy to host parties and showers for my friends because it was so nice. I handpicked furniture and decor just for this space. I basically kept those same items and made it fit into my next homes. We purchased our current home about 3 years ago. I love this house and I plan to be here for a while so I’ve been slowly trying to make each space in this house our own. The next stage will be to renovate the staircase, with a balustrade from Pear Stairs. But we are in no rush! My design style is Boho Traditional. I have a traditional home but I wanted to add a little Boho/Global flair to our space. With a small budget, I took the time to decorate my living room in my style and I’m so happy with how it turned out.

Photos by Kaylin James

Here is my living room BEFORE.

Sofa, Pier 1 (old) | Accent Chairs, Kohl’s | Coffee Table, Target | Gold Star, Target | Side tables, Room to Go (old) | Lamps, Home Goods | Curtains, Target | Curtain Rod, Target | Blinds, Home Depot | Paint, Canyon Wind by Behr | Rug, Midtown Rug Outlet | Gold Picture Frame, Home Goods | Wire Basket, Target | Large art, ICanvas| Art, Brooklyn Dolly | Macrame Wall Hanging, Ross | Floral pillows, World Market | Pink Opalhouse pillows, Target | White long Opalhouse pillow, Target | Coffee table books, eBay and Amazon

What do you think? I can’t take credit for doing it myself, my friend Lauren from Chic Urban Mom shopped with me to pick out the decor. She pushed me to add some color and texture to the space. I really appreciate her help, this space may have been a hot mess if it wasn’t for her guidance.

I know my living room isn’t grand like the ones on Pinterest but it’s mine and I love it. Little editions like the rug and the glass table make such a big difference. They add something new to the whole room and that’s what I love. If it wasn’t for a friend of mine recommending I checked out sites like BAZAARVELVET.COM, I may not have put as much effort into adding these little features as I have done now. Now I see why many people are interested in interior design so much.

I wanted a space that fit my home, style, and budget. I spent around $1000 updated this space. I used my old sofa, end tables, and accent chairs. The hardest part was removing the chair rail that was in the dated room. Taking the chair rail down was easy but the sanding and repairs were the hard part. It set us back a few days of getting it finished. Check out my IG Home highlights for the behind the scene drama.

I still can’t believe it’s done. It looks like something you would see in a magazine but it’s actually my home! If you’re thinking of decorating a space in your home I suggest find your style, even if you have to make one up. Set a budget and take your time.

My next room to tackle is my dining room. That shouldn’t take too long or cost too much. I just need to find the perfect chandelier, get a photo print from www.bumblejax.com to bring life to the room and repaint. My goal is to finish the main floor of my house before the end of the year. I’m thinking of doing a home tour of all the rooms I’ve decorated. Let me know if you’re interested.

  • Shilene
    July 17, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    I love it Trina!!! Yes, please do a home tour.

  • Lauren
    July 17, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    It turned out so good Trina! Now, I need to come over and have a cocktail! We had a ball shopping, thanks for letting me help and flex my design muscle. On to the dining room!!!! Thanks for the shout out!

  • Ayana
    July 17, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    It looks soooooo good!!!!

  • Keyonda
    July 17, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Oh my goodness! It’s dope! Great job ladies. I really can see the boho vibe. A complete room make over for $1,000 is a steal because you can tell you have lots of quality items. You and Lauren need to come to Chicago and hook up my front room.

  • Jacqueline
    July 17, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Awesome job. I love the colors and textures that you added to the room. I can’t wait to see your next project!
    Kudos to your assistant, Lauren👍

  • TOYA
    July 17, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    This is so dope! I especially like how the subtle changes have made a big difference. The removal of the chair rail, adding the plants, and changing the accents all made a big difference in updating the space. This looks great!! Kudos to you and http://chicurbanmom.com/

  • Sara
    July 17, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    Your space looks amazing! The colors, textures and height levels work beautifully together. Awesome work by you and Lauren.

  • Chrystal
    July 17, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    Love everything!!! Especially how all the textures came together. Did the plant stands come from target too.

  • Albert Williams
    July 17, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    Tasteful, tactful and FLY, just like the two of you ladies, you really should take that show on the road

  • MJ
    July 17, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    Love it Trina. You and Lauren rocked it. It’s totally you and you know I’m over here giving the ultimate standing ovation for those beautiful plants. 🙌🏾

  • Gabrielle
    July 17, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    Was waiting to see how this was gonna turn out! FAB just as I thought.. Kudos to u and the Mr for a successful livingroom makeover

  • Brittany
    July 18, 2018 at 10:13 am

    This looks amazing! Yess please do a home tour. You always giving me little ideas on what to do around my home.

  • Larry
    July 18, 2018 at 10:19 am

    You look good woman! Forget the makeover.

  • Shalyce
    July 18, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Beautiful! You did a great job! I need to complete some of the rooms in my house as well, so thanks for the motivation lol

  • MTCJ
    July 18, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Brilliant job! It’s eclectic, bright, and appealing.

  • Tiffany
    July 18, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    I think it looks very beautiful, love how it is all put together.

  • Erin B.
    July 18, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    It looks so good. Especially loving the rug and accent piece on the coffee table. Good Job!

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