So it is finally time to reveal out modern farmhouse living room for the one room challenge!! I have been stressing about this entire room for the past 5 weeks. And am glad to say that I am finished-ish… It is such a huge improvement from where we started, but it still isn’t done. That’s the thing with these challenges, it is total motivation for me to make decisions, but I never want to rush.
My original plan was to add more seating in the bay window so we could eventually add in built-ins around the fireplace to hold a t.v. I forgot about one tiny detail… the air vent that would be covered by any couch we put in the bay window. So my plans had to change!
Modern Farmhouse Living Room Reveal: One Room Challenge
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I started the challenge by hanging curtains in the bay window. This was massive improvement because we had gone over a year without any window treatments. (See, I told you this room was just left without any updating since the kitchen renovation.)
Then we painted the fireplace and mantel. Again, another drastic improvement to this room. It totally felt very “HGTV” as my husband called it.
I restyled all the shelving, like the minimalist that I am. I didn’t by anything new for the shelving. I just shopped our house! I also added some handmade pieces to go along with the decor on the shelves.
We swapped out the outlets so we could have some USB plug-ins in the living room. This is super helpful since this is going to be a place where we hang out more. And, let’s face it, my phone is never fully charged! So having these outlets that have the USB already in them is a huge deal!
Our front door is yellow painted in Sunrays by Benjamin Moore. All the interior doors and fireplace mantel are painted in Iron Ore by Sherwin Williams. Our walls are painted in Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore and our accent walls are Shadow by Benjamin Moore. Our fireplace brick is painted in Extra White by Sherwin Williams, along with all our trim.
Our entryway table was found at Home Goods. I painted it for the one room challenge to create a different look since we have had it for over 5 years!
Our bench is from IKEA. I reupholstered the bench with indoor/outdoor fabric. You can read how I did that here!
The shelving over the bench is also from IKEA. It was part of an entertainment set. We took that shelving off, hung it to the wall, and added hooks!
Our entryway console is also from, you guessed it, IKEA!! It was part of the entertainment set, along with the two shelving units next to the fireplace!
The leather couch is from a local furniture store. And the chairs are from Target!! The ottoman is from Joss and Main.
While all this redecorating and restyling was going on, I made sure to get our front hall closet organized. I moved all our winter jackets and out-of-season supplies into the closet so they weren’t taking up space in our mudroom!
The entryway blue rug is from Target, while the living area rug is from Wayfair.
All the baskets are from Target, because I wanted them all to match.
Our curtains are from Overstock, while the rods are from Bed, Bath and Beyond…because coupons!!
Our entryway mirror is from Hobby Lobby, while the wreath is from Target. Plus the handmade, knit blanket in the basket by our entryway was made by a dear friends’ mom when my son was born. It was just too pretty to put away, so I have had it displayed somewhere in the house!
I am a lover of all living things, so while I don’t add a lot of “stuff” to my space, I do like to keep it green!
All these plants are from different grocery stores in the area. Yes, that is correct, grocery stores have the best flowers and plants!!
The mantel mirror is from Target, while the large vase is from World Market. The flowers inside are from a store in Minneapolis!
All of our picture frames are from IKEA, and all the pillows and throws are from Target!
Our end table was created by using an existing table, then adding a basket from RGI Home on top!
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I am just so thrilled with how the entire room turned out. We are already using the room more than we did before, because it feels more cozy and home-y!!
Don’t forget to check out all the other amazing bloggers’ room reveals too!! There is some incredible design inspiration going on, and I am loving it!!
25 thoughts on “Modern Farmhouse Living Room Reveal: One Room Challenge”
What a gorgeous living room, Jessica! Congrats on a job well done. Everything looks so serene and very organized! I love the pairing of dark and light colors in this space. Enjoy!
Thank you!! I love the dark and light colors too!!
Lovely room, Jessica! It’s so fresh and airy with perfect pops of color. I can see why your family will hang out here now. It’s totally inviting! Congrats on a great makeover. ~~Susie from The Chelsea Project
Thank you Susie!! It is so nice to be done-ish!!
I love your pops of color. Beautiful curtains too!
Thank you Jewel! I love those chairs too!
I’ve considered buying that big rug so many times. Yours looks awesome. Also I just love your photography, it’s all so crisp and bright!
Thank you Jess!!
So excited to discover your blog! I have a similar fireplace and mantle. Where can I find the cabinets flanking your fireplace?
They are from IKEA!! We just changed the knobs!
Jessica your room turned out fantastic! I love those colors of gray you chose and all the touches you added to your room. It sure looks like you finished to me but I understand cuz I have some projects I wasn’t able to finish for my office. But I’m glad I jumped in and got started it was the motivation I needed
Jessica, I could shop your house anytime. You have a great way with putting accessories together for an interesting and coherent look. Love the bookcases and how you styled all your shelves in the room. You’ve made a real difference and your efforts really paid off.
What an incredible space!! So light and airy…I love your fireplace and those rugs!!! Congratulations on a beautiful makeover!!
Jessica! It looks great! perfect for the family and for you all to relax in. I love that wire basket side table too!
I love seeing how everything came together. It’s wild to think that all this happened in just 5 weeks.
Your living room is beautiful Jessica!! So many pretty pieces of furniture and accessories. And, are those flowers on the mantle metal? They are gorgeous!
Your living room looks fantastic! I love how you upholstered that ottoman! And love that wall color! Great job!
I love the painted fireplace too! Very HGTV 🙂 Great Job!
Such a great family hangout space! Your mantel looks great and I love all the patterns and colors in your window treatments, pillows, etc.! Beautiful job, Jessica!!
Jessica! Such a happy space, I love everything.
First, I LOVE that bright yellow front door! And your space feels soothing and rich with all the touches of blue. Nice job!!
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