Our Spring Living Room

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Our Spring Living Room

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If you’re new to the blog, we recently moved from a little townhouse into our current home, which we built through a community builder. (It’s a Palermo by Ryan Homes.) We’ve been working hard on projects all around the house, but most spaces– our living room included– are still a work in progress! Here’s what the it looked like when we moved in:

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And here’s what it looks like now…

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This area felt big, blank, and open when we first moved in, so one of our first projects was to create an entertainment unit to help ground the space and give it some interest. We used pieces from the IKEA BESTA system to create the size and shape we wanted and then added our own trim work to give it a more custom built-in look. (You can get the tutorial here.)

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I couldn’t wait to fill up all of that shelf space! I use a ton of aqua in my decorating in general, but it really comes out in full force in the spring– I think nearly every aqua decor item I own is on those shelves at the moment! 🙂

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Along with bringing out allllll the aqua things, I also tend to load up on greenery for spring. Okay, so in my case it is mostly faux greenery (hello, black thumb!), but it is a super simple way to add a touch of spring and some extra color and texture as well.

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The tray on the coffee table was one of the little treasures I brought back from Donnie and my recent anniversary trip to Magnolia Market! I haven’t had a chance to write up a blog post about our trip yet, but I think I may have to– it was a fun one!

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If you have a really good eye, you may have noticed that our couches are looking a little different these days. I’ve had tan covers on them since we moved in, but they were in need of a good cleaning, so I took them off to wash them (and found about a zillion missing legos in the cushions!) and put on the white ones. I forgot how crisp and clean the white looks– love!

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Pillows are another easy way to change up decor seasonally, and I may or may not have a slight throw pillow obsession. It has gotten to the point that I can no longer buy them if my son Connor (age 8) is around, because he will go and report me to Donnie, who thinks I have way too many. Little tattletale. 😉

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The arched window above the love seat was another Magnolia find, and I found the frames on either side at Michael’s. My trick for simple and super cheap art: many of the frames in my house are filled with scrapbook paper or wrapping paper! It makes it so easy to change them out seasonally or whenever I decide to go in a different direction with our decor (which is way more often than I would like to admit)!

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My boys are still a little bit perplexed by door leaning up against the wall. Ever since I painted it and propped it up there a few months ago, they keep asking, “But where does it go?” 🙂 I love that it adds a pop of color, especially since we haven’t painted the walls yet. (This big open space feels so intimidating when it comes to painting. I know I will just have to bite the bullet and do it one of these days!)

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The pink tulips are actually real. Let’s see how long I can make them last! 

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Finally, I’ll leave you with a little sneak peek of an upcoming project we’ll be sharing! None of the windows in our house were trimmed out when we moved in, so Donnie has been working on adding craftsman style window trim. We’ll have the tutorial for it soon!

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(The cute bamboo shades are these ones from Select Blinds in Bali Abaca. You can save an extra 5% on any sale on their site when you use the code ABBY at checkout!)

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Thank you so much for following along! Have a wonderful week!

xo, Abby

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52 Comments

  1. just a lovely space!! and nothing wrong with a little throw pillow obsession! 😉 Happy Spring!!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      I agree! 🙂 Thank you!

      ~Abby =)

  2. Looks great Abby – clean, fresh and bright!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, Sarah! Have a wonderful day! <3

      ~Abby =)

  3. Really beautiful, I love what you’ve done with the space and how you’ve decorated for Spring. I think I need a few pastel colours in my living room to make it feel more Spring and a few plants or fresh flowers.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Kim! <3

      ~Abby =)

  4. Jaime Costiglio says:

    Abby it’s just beautiful and truly a reflection of you. What a pretty Spring home tour.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      You are the sweetest! Thank you so much, Jaime! Have a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  5. Would you please tell me more about your couches and covers? I love them, love everything in this post:) We are getting ready to build a new home and I am looking for new couches. With 3 children and a dog in our family I think covers is the way to go. Thanks!!

  6. Some things have kept me away from blog reading lately. Now I have play catch up and what a great place to start. I love everything about your room, especially the aqua door :-). The pillow obsession? Not a bad one to have as you could have some way more expensive ones…..antiques, expensive jewelry, etc. Pillows aren’t so bad, haha.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      LOL! That is SO true! I’ll have to use that one on Donnie! 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend, Kate!

      ~Abby =)

  7. It looks amazing! I am obsessed with aqua too! I got grey couches and moodier greys and blues for my living room and now I hate it. (my husband is not happy about this!) lol. Your living room is exactly the colors I want. Bright, fresh and all the sunlight!!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Aw, thanks so much, Desiree! Maybe slip covers could help? (with the look you’re going for and getting you out of the doghouse with your hubby! haha) Have a great weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  8. April Hoff says:

    Oh, Abby! Your house is looking so beautiful! You’ve come so far in such a short amount of time, and the transformation is so fun to watch! Everything looks fabulous!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      You are the sweetest, my friend! Thanks so much! It’s been a lot of fun! 🙂

      ~Abby =)

  9. Jennifer @ Town and Country Living says:

    Your living room is bright and cheery. Love all the touches of aqua!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Jennifer! <3

      ~Abby =)

  10. JenWoodhouse.com says:

    Throw pillow hoarder over here too! Your home is beautiful, all decked out for Spring, Abby!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Lol! Glad I’m not alone! 🙂 Thanks, Jen! Have a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  11. Charlotte @ At Charlotte's House says:

    Oh my goodness.. the before/ after is INCREDIBLE! I love to see how a space comes together… your spring space is perfect! My favorite blues with lots of other fun touches!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Aw, thanks so much, Charlotte! I was excited with how it turned out. Now I just need spring to arrive in PA! 🙂 Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  12. Beautiful living room! I love that color palette for spring.
    Aimee

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Aimee! Happy weekend! <3

      ~Abby =)

  13. What a beautiful and refreshing space! I use a lot of aqua in my home as well. It’s such a clean and happy color!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      It really is! My fav for sure! Thanks, Randi! Have a great weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  14. Cassie Bustamante says:

    such a great bright space, abby! love the touches of pink, too!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Aw, thanks so much, Cassie! <3

      ~Abby =)

  15. Hi Abby! What a beautiful feeling you created in this space! I originally discovered your work through the interview you did with Mariah Coz. I am currently working on my own course, and have been inspired by your teachings and what you do. Thank you for your kind words about my post today. It really mans a lot coming from you. Take care! Melinda.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      You are too sweet! Thank you so much, Melinda! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! <3

      ~Abby =)

  16. I’m so jealous you went to Magnolia Market, and my son also tattles on me and my throw pillow obsession! Your room is such a bright and pretty space!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Lol! Glad I’m not alone! Magnolia was absolutely wonderful.. loved it! Hope you’re having a great weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  17. Pretty! Wondered the source of your white table lamp on the end rable?

    1. justagirlabby says:

      It is from IKEA! 🙂

      ~Abby =)

  18. Tasha @ Cookie Crumbs says:

    Love this! There is just something about the lightness of Spring with their subtle pastels and clean whites that puts a smile on my face every time. I wish I could do whites but we have a black lab that sheds like crazy. ? Thanks for sharing! ?

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Tasha! Happy weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  19. Kristy Robb says:

    So bright and cheerful! Love all the aqua accents too. Cheers!
    Kristy

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Kristy! <3

      ~Abby =)

  20. Amy Flatten says:

    Love all the bright freshness that spring brings and your rooms do not disappoint, Abby. You all do a great job. Thanks for the inspiration! Looking forward to your next reveals and projects. 🙂

    1. justagirlabby says:

      You’re too sweet! Thanks so much, Amy! Have a fabulous weekend! <3

      ~Abby =)

  21. This is so beautiful Abby! I want to pick up that room and put it in my house! Just stunning. Xx

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Aw, thanks so much, Jodi! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  22. Alina @ DeclutterBlog.com says:

    Abby, very lovely room, beautifully styled! I like the color palette you have chosen, looks so fresh.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Alina! <3

      ~Abby =)

  23. Your living room is so lovely! The colors all look so serene and relaxing. Tell the boys the door goes to whatever land they want it to! Reminded me of The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe! 🙂

    1. justagirlabby says:

      We LOVED The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe growing up! So great. Thanks, Jennifer! <3

      ~Abby =)

  24. KaSonndra Leigh says:

    Looks absolutely breathtaking Abby. I’m excited to see the homes of the other bloggers as well. Thank you for being such an inspiration.

    Have a beautiful weekend
    KaSonndra

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, KaSonndra! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! <3

      ~Abby =)

  25. Beautiful! Fresh and colourful hits with a modern farmhouse feel – amazing job decorating and designing your new living room space, Abby!! (Sorry it took me so long to get here, we left for a spring break vacation last Friday early and just arrived home!)

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, sweet friend! Hope you had a wonderful trip! <3

      ~Abby =)

  26. melissa newell says:

    So pretty! So bright and cheery. Thanks for sharing your home with us…Blessings to your April!

  27. Hi Abby, Your room’s decoration is quite simply but it is very beautiful and neat. Thanks for your sharing!

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