Our living room has undergone a big transformation thanks to a coat, or two, of paint: we went green! I'm taking this opportunity to give you a detailed description of this room, which I've never shown you in details before. I suggest you take a look around, discover all the items in it and learn about these big changes!
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When we moved into the flat, the living room was painted a bright blue. I have to tell you, it wasn't of the best effect! From the start, we wanted to change this colour for a shade that suited us better and above all that, that had a matt finish! So we went for the magnificent shade "Vert de gris" from Flamant. Its matt finish immediately brings a touch of elegance to the room while making it warmer. In addition, the green colour blends perfectly with the view of the garden, to the point that it gives the impression of a continuity of the latter. The living room also looks much brighter with this lighter shade!
Flamant paints are very high quality: two coats are more than enough to cover a wall! Personally, we applied a white base coat to cover the blue and avoid wasting Flamant paint, which, let's face it, is not cheap.
You can see the evolution of the living room through these 3 pictures! The transition from this intense blue to a softer green really changes the look of the room in my opinion!
From the sofa bed to the books and the coffee table, find all the pieces that make up my living room.
The sofa is the GRÖNLID model from Ikea. We wanted a living room that could be transformed into a guest room and therefore opted for a large convertible sofa to accommodate our friends and family! The feedback has been very positive: it is very comfortable and has been approved by all our friends!
The cushion covers are all from H&M Home. The texture of the white cushions gives the room an even warmer feel and the colour of the red cushions goes perfectly with the green paint on the wall. It was also a way of reminding us of the colour which can be found in every room in the flat.
The glass coffee table was made by a friend with blue stones from my childhood region. And the cowhide rug is from Spotted Collections, a Belgian brand! It creates a perfect contrast with the table and adds warmth to the room.
One of the walls of the living room is covered with a series of wooden shelves. This system is very practical and allows you to place different elements to complete the decoration of the living room. Plus, this light wood colour goes great with the green paint on the wall! We placed some Lego cars, green plants, decorative pieces and books on the shelves.
In a nutshell, we love our living room with this green colour! Not only does it brighten up the room, but it also makes it warm, while remaining elegant.
Here's a small colour chart of the shades and textures we used in the room.
And you, will you dare to use green paint on your walls?