I have a confession. I hate my living room. Now, I know that hate is a strong word, but I really do mean it in this case.
In its current state, my living room is a hodgepodge of mismatched furniture – and not ‘mismatched’ in a good way. The “media center” is too small, the coffee table is too large, and the top of the room doesn’t coordinate with the bottom of the room in any shape, form or fashion.
I can’t believe I just revealed this to you. This is honestly what my living room looks like on a good day. I’ve lived with it like this for about six years, and I will probably live with it like this for a few more.
If you have a room in your house that you hate (or strongly dislike), here’s how to live with it.
What to do When You Hate Your Living Room
1. Make Peace – One of the best things you can do about a room that you hate is to make peace with it. Sometimes I feel silly writing each week about decorating, because it’s not one of the “big” things in life. It may feel big when you have a room that you hate, but it obviously pales in comparison to what a lot of other people are dealing with.
In the past few years, my kids have managed to destroy this chair that I rescued, meaning that there is old, exposed hot glue on its sides and wash faded throw pillows on its back. That’s okay. I know that I won’t have this chair in my home forever (or at least this chair in its current state), and if I do, I at least know that it’s comfy and well-loved.
Make peace with your room (or rooms) in their current state, and remember that they won’t always look like they do today.