It's amazing how much just changing the paint color will change a room.
When we first started talking about our plans for making this house feel like ours, we prioritized by which projects would make the most impact. In my head I knew that paint changed everything, but I didn't really know it in my heart until I actually saw it.
Our entry, dinning, and living area is basically a giant rectangle, under a cathedral ceiling, with a kitchen stuck on to the side of it.
Here's a picture of our living room before:
Yes, tile is hard...and cold. But right about the first time we got snow, I made friends with it. Because I wasn't worried about how tile would hold up under melted snow, mud, and wood chips. We're good now.
Here's what the living room looks like today:
The wood leaning against the wall is actual barn wood left over from when my in-laws built their barn in 1978. We don't have a mantle, so at Christmas, we hung our stockings on it. It's been leaning against the wall in random places ever since.
The basket on the floor by the couch is our electronics basket. It has a power strip inside, and All The Things are plugged in there at night. All The Cords are inside the basket and when I don't want to look down into the basket and see them, I just gently lay a pillow inside and cover it all up. Honey drilled a hole in the side of the basket big enough to put the power strip plug through. I LOVE IT. When I find random electronics, cords, ear buds, charger cords laying around the house, they go directly in the basket. LOVE.
Do you have a charging station at your house? How do you corral All The Things when they need to be charged?