Author: Emma Chapman,Before/After,Home Decor,Home Tour: ABM Studio,Living Room,Room Tour,

ABM living room makeoverIn a few short weeks we will be celebrating our one year ABM studio anniversary. Where has the time gone?!?! This is one of the last spaces we have to share with you guys, and it's a big one: the living room. 

I was looking back at the before post we did about the living room, and I'm surprised by how many of the inspiration ideas we had we actually used and, of course, put our own spin on. You can see that old post here if you want to refresh your memory or you're new to this site.

Tips for decorating a living roomWhat is the purpose of this room? For us, this serves as a break room or a place we can go if we need quiet. Sometimes I'll take my laptop into the living room and write emails or a new e-course session on the couch. We also use this area to stage a lot of living room projects we create for you to enjoy. There's over ten DIY projects in this room. Want to play a weird version of Where's Waldo with me?

Living room beforeHere is one corner of the room. As you can see, we really didn't have tons of work to do in this room of the house. We mostly just painted the walls, had the ceiling fixture replaced (and the electrical updated), and then we started slowly filling it up with projects. 

ABM living room makeover     ABM living room makeover   Floating shelvesFloating shelves
Butterfly chairs Cute cactusButterfly chairsCircle shelfCircle shelf ABM living room makeover Elsie and Emma of A Beautiful Mess. All of the character and personality in this room comes from the furniture and other decor items. Someday when we move and take all our stuff with us, this will just be a plain white room with wood floors. And I sort of like knowing that all the fun stuff can move with us. :) 

A few of my favorite features on this side of the room are the floating shelves and the brown butterfly chairs. 

Living room before Here's the side of the room that is directly across from the couch/windows. 

Elsie and Emma of A Beautiful MessFaux fireplace    Faux fireplace      Hanging planters
Pretty rugFaux fireplace  Faux fireplace The faux (green!) fireplace is one of those big projects that I am so glad we can take with us one day if we want to. It adds such a cozy/homey feel without altering the room permanently.

Living room before  And here's the other side of the room. The left wall is where we added the fireplace, and on the right is where we placed the couch. (Just trying to give you some perspective.)

Tips for decorating a living roomWashi tape mirror Washi tape mirrorABM living room makeover  Elsie and Emma of A Beautiful Mess.  Thanks for letting us share our studio living room with you all! It has been tons of fun showing you all the progress we've made on the studio house over the past year. If you want to see all the posts we've done on our studio space, click here

It feels a little sad knowing that we don't have more rooms in this house to share with you. But... we have a new project we'll be announcing next week! Any guesses what it might be? We think you're really going to love it. Can't wait to share! xo. Emma

Credits // Author: Emma Chapman, Photography: Janae Hardy. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions. Room Details: Rug/West Elm, Butterfly Chairs/Urban Outfitters, Light fixture/Schoolhouse Electric, Gold Side Tables/Target, Pink Abstract Print/Society6.

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