Tuesday, July 20, 2021

The Bachelor Pad Living Room Edition: {Sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart}

 As a Better Homes & Gardens Stylemaker, I am honored to work with their amazing brand sharing their stylish and affordable line of home products available at Walmart! As always, any product reviews or opinions are honest feedback from my personal experience.  This post contains affiliate links to Walmart, which means the brand rewards me with a small commission for any sale resulting from a link click through from my blog.  I am excited to share my July project with you today!

I've said it a million times but I am going to say it again...paint changes everything!  Paint is a great way to change a space with little effort and very little cost.  It makes a huge impact in a space, whether you are painting an entire room, an accent wall, doors, cabinets or even a piece of furniture.  You can go BOLD or subtle...and either way, you have a whole new look.  If you haven't checked out  Better Homes & Gardens Paint Line , do so now...you won't be disappointed in the wide variety of colors and excellent quality of paint. I love that it is also low odor and zero POV, both important things to consider when shopping paint brands. 

I have been helping my ex-husband make some changes to his home.  We started in the kitchen area and are now making changes in the living room.  We decided to use the Better Homes and Gardens Charcoal Whisp paint to make a dramatic statement in his living area and he loves the way it turned out...so much so that he decided to use the color on his kitchen island. I will share that soon!

Here is the before:

And the after:

Such a huge difference!  I love the way the dark adds a coziness to the space without being overbearing.  We decided to paint the inset area only since the color is dark and we did not want to make the overall feel of the room dark.  Just painting that small area made a huge impact.  

Doesn't it look great?  It is the perfect dark "backdrop" for the TV and console and gives it a more custom look. 

Link: Better Homes & Gardens Paint- Charcoal Whisp

Once that change was made, I finished off the space with a few new items.  Throw pillows full of texture added interest.  I used lighter color pillows to balance out the gray accent wall and dark wood furniture.  The pillows soften up the leather sofa and make the room feel inviting. 

I love the pillows I found from the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart.  They are so affordable and the quality is really nice!

Link: Woven Toss Pillow

Link: Textured Oblong Pillow

Link: Boho Fringe Pillow

To anchor the space, I added a neutral color rug with a lot of texture.  The layout of this room is a little tricky so I went with a smaller size rug to define the conversation area.  The subtle pattern compliments the throw pillows perfectly!

This rug is so comfortable and cozy!  The color is a nice contrast on the dark floors and brightens up the room a bit!

Link: Geo Area Rug

To add some ambiance to the space, I chose an industrial style tripod lamp.  I love the simple design and the way it fits perfectly in the corner!

It looks gorgeous at night next to the dark wall and adds a soft glow to the space while watching TV. 

This lamp is sold as a set and is a steal.  The smaller version of this lamp was perfect to put on the nightstand in the bedroom.  

Link: Modern Tripod Lamp Set

I didn't want to overdo it with decor but did grab a few things to accessorize with.  I love using plants as decor because they bring in a natural touch and can be used in any space.  I found some great faux plants from the Better Homes & Gardens line.  They look so realistic and were budget friendly! 

A few faux plants sprinkled around the room added an organic touch to the space.  The coffee table decor is super simple but just enough.  I was excited to find the hammered metal tray in store at Walmart.  It keeps the industrial vibe going while the candle adds a homey feel. 

Simple but sufficient...

Link: Faux Agave Plant

Link: Faux Succulent

Link: Faux Aloe Plant

*Tray and candle are available in store*

To soften up the fireplace area, I added this gorgeous woven basket and a few textured pillows, all from the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart.  Extra pillows are great to have handy for movie nights and they look great over by the fireplace!  I will probably add a cozy throw to the mix when fall rolls around! 

Link: Woven Basket Planter

The black accent color on the basket looks great against the stone!  When decorating with dark colors, its always good to keep a balance throughout the room. 

I love all this texture!  Texture is so important when you have a neutral color scheme.

Loving the new look....

All done!  I really love the way it turned out and I am glad he trusted me to take over!  He really loves the way it turned out, too.  He's text me a few times telling me how much he likes it now that it is all finished and he has "lived" with it for a few days! Now we are trying to find something to hang on the wall behind the lamp...I have given him the task of finding something he loves! I really think the paint made such a huge difference....now I am trying to figure out what I can paint in my house!  Stay tuned....

Bachelor pad (but make it cozy) vibes....

If you want a budget friendly way to transform a room, I highly recommend painting something...a wall, a piece of furniture, cabinets, the whole space....possibilities are endless.  Check out the amazing color options from the Better Homes & Gardens paint line HERE!  

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