a rental living room: before and after

I've finally finished refreshing my little living room in my rented condo. Stuck with bad pink-beige carpet and beige walls, I worked with white and grey to create a cozy modern-vintage style room that's so full of warmth and personality I don't notice the ugly stuff any more. 

Here's what I began with when I moved in. 

BEFORE

AFTER

My one investment piece was the classic straight-lined gray sofa from Revolve. I added a knock-off Nelson bench and Eames chair, along with a vintage mid-century modern chair (that I still need to recover) from a local shop for $50!! 

I added wallpaper to the back of an IKEA shelving unit, and snagged a lovely old worn bench from a local antiques shop to sit my tv on. I used my own artwork and photography on the walls. I always bring the outdoors in, and branches and Spring blooms make for amazing free decor. 

It's my favourite space in the condo. What's your favourite space in your home and how did you make it your own? 

Kelly Anderson

Refreshed Designs

A re-designer focused on natural, sustainable and holistic design.