Our living room isn’t huge and doesn’t get the most natural light so I recently made a few (more) changes to lighten it up. You may remember that some of the first changes I made after we moved in were painting the walls light blue and painting the brick fireplace white. The latest and (literally) biggest change is the leaner floor mirror I added behind our patterned sofa.
I didn’t dislike the way it looked before, but this is a good example of how the scale of your accessories can change the look of a space. (And I found the perfect spot for my pagoda mirror in the kitchen. . . )
The new mirror is big–and took forever and a day to get here. (Luckily, it’s in stock again now.) I wanted something that would almost touch the ceiling but not overpower the room. I considered going for a more ornate one but I think this is the right fit style-wise for our room.
The other change I made to lighten things up was to move the white bookcases downstairs from my daughter’s room. (She decided she didn’t want them. . .) I love how fresh it makes the space feel and I have a lot more room for more books. Win/win.
I think the slightly bigger scale of the white bookcases makes a difference here, too. A quick before and after of the black versus white shelves:
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