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Living Room Updates – End Table Styling

Thanks to BHG at Walmart for sponsoring this post.

There’s been quite a few changes around here lately. My house has been in a constant state of musical furniture as we purge and refresh. Anyone else going through that right now? We finally bit the bullet and bought the IKEA Ektorp sofa after a long debate and sofa searching. I can’t tell you how happy I am that we finally went through with it. The gray sofa gives a whole new feel to our living room

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I wanted to share with you the updates we’ve made in the living room to give the space more rustic charm, making it feel much more inviting.

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You might remember the red coffee table cart from my Christmas home tour, it’s totally different now! I loved that thing – I got it for just a few bucks months ago and had always planned on painting it white – so glad I did because it has such a crisp and clean look now. Also, I love the contrast of the wood against the crisp white.

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I’m also enjoying the never ending art of end table styling. The second I laid eyes on this sea glass lamp it gave me heart eyes. The lamp, in combination with the linen lamp shade, total perfection in my book.

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Also while browsing Walmart.com I came across this vintage inspired table top clock. It reminds me of one that my Grandma has at her house. I’m one of those crazies that loves the sound of a ticking clock. It’s so soothing to me. Another thing to add to my “weird” list πŸ˜‰

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I love how little updates can change the whole feel of a space. The gray sofa, and the calmer color palette makes this space much more of a retreat to me.

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It’s got just the right amount of rustic charm to satisfy my vintage loving soul.

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*I received compensation from BHG at Walmart for this post, however, all opinions are my own.

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  1. My style..hmm..Farmhouse,Eclectic,Industrial with a little bit of Glam sprinkled in.:) My motto live with what I Love and for a long time I was Matchy Matchy..and then I let go! Love Your blog and Style..Thanks for the Inspiration. Smiles.Cindy

    No instagram yet..

  2. My decorating style is very DIY and chic. I LOVE Ikea (love the ikea workspace blog btw, I have that desk!). Of course I’m on a budget so anything that I can find at stores like Wal-Mart or Target is GREAT… as well as thrift shops, antique shops.. I love vintage ANYTHING.. but when I re-did my office I had a more modern vintage feel. The rest of my house is country-vintage πŸ™‚

  3. I am totally with you! I’ve got a clock in my living room with no Facebook. It’s only purpose is to make ticking noises!

  4. Love your new sofa! I’d say my decorating style is Farmhouse/Rustic Glam. I just tend to add a bit more color than is usually associated with that style. But I love me a farmhouse table and chairs with a blingy chandelier, everything chalkpaint and mason jars, and a bold mix of new and old pieces. πŸ™‚

  5. Love all your changes! Such a beautiful space. And I would describe my decorating style as beachy casual glam πŸ™‚

  6. I love the cooler palette you chose….my favorite color is turquoise so I try and add that color into my scheme….I also love grey. I would say my style is a mix….I like changing things up as I feel.

  7. Love this look! Great inspiration for my living room…I have the Ektorp couch too but in tan..wanting to buy grey soon!

  8. Chelsea, I LOVE the sofa!! I have been drooling over the Ektorp for a few years now- I would love to get the sectional. Our sofa just about looks ready to be retired…. and you have inspired me even more today. I LOVE the lamp too- our wooden thrift store lamp just ‘exploded’ the other day when we turned it on (well, not exactly exploded, but there was a loud burst and then it wouldn’t work). A little scary – so I guess I am in the market for a new one!! lol. I will have to check Walmart!

  9. I honestly do not know how to describe my decorating style. I don’t think I really have one lol..it’s a ME style just use what ever it is I like that matches my color scheme.

  10. Oh….I would have to say my style is a little bit of everything! I love the modern rustic style, but also love the more contemporary!

  11. I love the updates, Chelsea! The lamp is definitely my favorite part… gorgeous!
    I’d describe my style as “beachy chic”. πŸ™‚ Thank you for the chance to win!

  12. I would say I am basically country. I love the farmhouse look and try to make each room look “old” in some way or another.

  13. What great changes! I love that sofa. Seems like a lot of us do! (I’m whispering……turn that lamp shade around so the seam is in the back. OK, I feel better. thank you for letting me tell only you that.)

  14. I would describe my decorating style as functionally chic. I love cute things, but I need my spaces to help with productivity (to keep my sanity haha).

  15. mmm…I’d have to say I tend to have a Southwest or Central American flare to my decorating. I love bright, happy colors and most of my items come from Guatemala or Mexico (hubby is from there, and I visit the markets when we spend our summers there!)

  16. Wow, your living room is looking so pretty, Chelsea! I would never guess that vintage looking clock is from Walmart. Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs, Jamie

  17. I love the mix of gray, white and rustic wood. I have introduced a few wood pieces like that into my living room. Adds just the right of natural touch!

  18. About 30 years ago, I had one of those glass lamps, homemade and you could put fish inside! As I tired of it, I threw it away!! DARN! Now I would like to use it!!!

  19. Hi Chelsea, this might have been asked several times already — but where did you get that gray sofa?? I loooove it! πŸ˜€

    1. Hi Mel – the gray sofa is actually the IKEA Ektorp with the gray slipcover. I’m now using a white slipcover for it. I love that you can switch it out.

    1. Hi Erin, it’s a DIY that never made it onto the blog. Would you be interested in the tutorial? If so, we can probably whip that up in the next couple weeks.