Color Lovers – My Colorful Living Room Makeover!

Somewhere over the rainbow …

you’ll find my colorful living room makeover!

Last month, I showed you my Color Lovers Design Plan for this space and I’ve been working feverishly to turn my dream into reality.

Raise your hand if you love color? I’ve teamed up with nine other Color Lovers and each of us made over one room in our homes. I link to all of them at the end of this post – I’m also sharing all source info there.

Calling all color lovers! 10 Colorful Room Makeovers including this stunning living room filled with color, texture and personality

Now let’s bring on the color!

I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite shops including The Mine, Birch Lane, Minted and more as well as shopping my own house and using some of my favorite vintage finds and tons of plants to bring a fresh look to this once tired looking room.

I’m sharing the full source list at the end of this post and I’ve included affiliate links so you can shop the look.

Colorful Living Room Makeover - love the texture and personality


Before living room with custom cut sea grass rug - wait until you see the colorful after!

I could not be happier with the after. It’s a casual, kick up your feet, pour yourself a glass of wine, light a candle and unwind kind of space.

First, we gave the room got a fresh coat of paint in Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams. It’s the perfect warm gray in my humble opinion.

Colorful living room - love the blue velvet sofa with rug thrown over back for more color and texture

I added a vibrant rug to the back of my blue velvet sofa for a fun jolt of color.

Colorful living room - love the blue velvet sofa and colorful rug draped over back and the capiz shell chandelier

The blue sofa was the catalyst for this room makeover. A collection of textured and colorful pillows make it even more inviting and I love adding different sized pillows like this blue lumbar pillow with fringe for more interest.

Colorful living room with blue velvet sofa and wood picture ledges for a family photo gallery wall

I love these warm Wood Art Shelves with exposed joints to show off family photos. A few colorful ones pop against the mostly black and white pics.

Love these warm wood picture ledges for a family photo gallery wall

That hideous creature with protruding ears holding a glass of wine in one hand and a remote in the other is a portrait of me drawn by one of my girls when they were young! An equally hideous drawing of my hubby sits on the lower shelf!

To help get that image out of your head, you can get my Pretty Pink Peony Printable for Free HERE.

Free peony printable

Love this outdoor rattan chair indoors - adds so much texture and a casual feel to the room

I added a Rattan Chair from HomeGoods (don’t be afraid to bring an outdoor chair inside like I did) and table and love the casual feel they bring to the room.

A rattan table and chair and seagrass rug add so much texture to this living room

This little Rattan Chair is one of many round pieces I brought into the room to soften the lines of the long rectangular space.

Love this round rattan side table

Vintage stacked baskets with an old silver tray adds more texture while quirky cacti vases add personality.

Stacked baskets make a unique side table and the cactus vases are so much fun

I added tons of plants to this room and love this pair of snake plants (also called mother in laws tongue!) that are super easy to care for plus they fit perfectly on the hearth to hide the black hole of a fireplace in the warm summer months.

Plants in front of the fireplace add interest in warm months and these snake plants are easy care low maintenance

I wanted the capiz shell chandelier that’s always hung in the center of the room to be the star so I removed two ornate chandeliers that flanked it and replaced them with Simple Schoolhouse Lights.

Love this eclectic living room with tons of color, texture and personality

Love this eclectic living room filled with unique furniture finds like a rattan chair, wool ottoman and leather pouf

The coffee table gets colorful with a huge vintage ashtray that holds shells and coral and a glass jar filled with croquet balls.

Vintage ashtray filled with shells and a jar of croquet balls makes a unique coffee table display

I love the fun shape and legs of this Teddy Bear Chair!

What’s better than pink tassels to add personality to a neutral chair and this Chunky Braided Wool Ottoman is perfect for kicking up your feet or holding a favorite book.

Love this teddy bear chair with tassel throw and braided wool ottoman

Love this mid century style chair with colorful pink tassel throw

My mantel is simple with an oversized photograph of Cinque Terra from Minted that has me dreaming of an Italian getaway.

I love the way modern photography instantly updates any space.

Cinque Terra Italy art on a mantel

Ivy trails from this incredible Wood Planter.

Love the texture of this raw wood planter with trailing ivy

I had the most fun styling my Industrial Book Shelf.

My collection of mid century decanters gathered at flea markets over the years sparkle when light from the nearby window hits them.

Love this bookshelf filled with collections like these colorful mid century decanters

Growing up, we had a leather hassock in my family room. This Moroccan Leather Pouf is a modern take on that 70’s staple.

Beautiful shelves filled with vintage finds like this collection of colorful glass mid century decanters

Love this whimsical cactus vase

Years ago at a consignment shop, I scooped up this pair of mid century club chairs in their original blue velvet! I added these indoor/outdoor palm leaf pillows.

Pair of mid century club chairs in blue velvet with leather pouf and palm tree

A palm tree adds height opposite the tall bookcase and the Woven Basket adds color and pattern.

Love the palm tree in a basket paired with club chairs and a leather pouf

Vintage Globes add color.

Asian armoire with vintage globes

Can you tell which on is faux? A fiddle leaf fig and tropical palm literally add life to this corner.

Fiddle leaf fig and palm tree - can you tell which on is faux

Colorful living room makeover - love the blue velvet sofa and colorful accents paired with rattan and sea grass for texture

Calling all Color Lovers!

Visit my colorful friends who have each made over a room in their homes.

Color Lovers - 10 Colorful Room Makeovers

In My Own Style
Tatertots & Jello
Southern Hospitality
Duke Manor Farm
Fox Hollow Cottage
Four Generations One Roof
DIY Showoff
Jennifer Rizzo
Inspired by Charm


Blue Velvet Sofa
Rug draped over sofa back
Beige Teddy Bear Chair
Rattan Chair – HomeGoods
Capiz Shell Pendant Light – similar
Simple Schoolhouse Lights
Sea Grass Rug
Glass Coffee Table
Rattan Side Table
Black/White Wool Ottoman
Art Photography on mantel
Simple Schoolhouse Lights
Moroccan Leather Pouf
Wood Picture Ledges
Most Plants – Lowe’s
Fiddle Leaf Fig – Home Depot
Wood Planter
Cactus Vases
Pink Pillow with Tassels
Wood Planter
Faux Palm in Pot, Fringe Throw, White Moroccan Pillows, Punched Metal Silver Table, Basket holding palm tree  – HomeGoods

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  1. Kelly, I feel like I took a colorful trip around the globe. The room is positively drenched in texture and pretty muted jewel tones. I especially love the art wall & the picture on the mantel. Beautiful my friend!! ❤️?????

    1. Thanks Shannon – what a treat to get to makeover a room in such a short time. I usually add things over time but I loved this challenge and hope you love your cottage and enjoy every minute in it!

  2. Kelly, it looks beautiful! I love how you mix all the vintage and such interesting things in your spaces. That sofa is gorgeous and all your collectibles bring together such an eclectic look. Thanks again for putting this all together and letting me be a part of it! It was such a fun collaboration!

    1. Dibs on the comfy corner and cozy tasseled throw. I’ll bring the wine! Love your design and color choices, Kelly! Beautiful living room!

  3. I love all the great colors in this room which really brings out the color in your decor. You have some great pieces.

  4. Hi Kelly –

    The grey color on the walls really brightens the room and the rug… LOVE! You are so good at mixing and matching. It all looks so good. I think my fave is the little details you have all around, like the squirrel matchstick holder. So cute!!!

  5. Your room is full of cute surprises. I love how you take what would appear to be a bunch of random pieces (before you style the room) and make it look like each piece was created to compliment the other pieces in the room. Love it!

  6. Being a color lover, I just love everything, and that rug on the back of the sofa, I need!! The decanters
    are amazing, and have me looking for some in those colors. Love the plants too. That sofa, though! Love.

  7. Kelly this space came out beautifully and I love the sofa!!! Such a cozy spot and I love all the accents you added. Thank again for inviting me to partner with you all 🙂 Have a wonderful week!

  8. Kelly, I love your room. My current living room is shaped like yours and this has really inspired me to make some needed changes. I unashamedly plan to copy some of the color elements and layout you have here. My question for you is if you were to add window treatments, what would you do? I need them in MY lliving room for privacy and wonder if I should keep them neutral or something with color/pattern would be better.

    1. Hi Sheila – thanks so much and copy away! Are you thinking curtains or blinds? You can go either way with curtains – colorful or neutral. If going with blinds or shutters, I like the look of clean white. It all depends what else you have going on around the room. Pattern from curtains would be a fun backdrop to solid furniture.

      1. I like the softness of curtains, so probably will go with a curtain again. Window treatments are the hardest for me. My sofa is velvet in a solid aqua/blue similar to the color of your chairs and I am looking for a new chair in a neutral – much like your Teddy Bear chair. I, for sure, am ordering the ottoman as I really love that. Question, is it the cognac or the brown color? I very much love your little quirky elements like the cactus vases, and is it weird that I now want a vintage ash tray? Anyway, I am having so much fun having finally found a space that inspires me. Thanks!

  9. Kelly,

    We all need some color in our lives! The all neutral tones just didn’t do anything for me.

    But I do love that rug! Can you tell me where I can get the floor rug. I love the weave pattern and that it is trimmed.

    Love your style!

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