Mini-Makeover: Natasha’s Living Room Built-Ins & Bedroom

Mini-Makeover: Natasha’s Living Room Built-Ins & Bedroom

Somehow I totally missed posting this mini-makeover before and after. D’oh! So although it’s very Christmas-y, better late than never, right?

Natasha was one of our Guest Room Giveaway one-hour mini-makeover winners. Natasha and husband Glen welcomed a baby boy right before they moved into this house in Rollingwood, and considering they had another toddler in the house as well, they hadn’t had time to fully unpack yet. Here’s what their living room looked like when I arrived:

BEFORE: Natasha's Living Room pre-makeover.

BEFORE: Natasha’s Living Room pre-makeover.

The couple’s built-in bookshelves were perfect for displaying family photos, so we unpacked them and set them out first, hung a piece of art over the fireplace and styled everything with holly from their front yard and some extra Christmas ornaments.

AFTER: Natasha's living room built-ins and fireplace get a new look in Austin, TX.

AFTER

AFTER: Natasha's fireplace is now styled with art and accessories.

AFTER

Natasha and Glen prefer a minimal style, so leaving the top and bottom shelves bare keeps the room from looking too cluttered. Another trick to keeping things uncluttered and minimal: keep similar frame finishes together. I separated Natasha’s frames and grouped metallic finishes on one bookcase, wood frames on the other.

AFTER: Natasha's living room built-ins now feature family photos and holiday Christmas ornaments.

AFTER

AFTER: Family photos in wood frames are grouped in one bookcase in Natasha's Rollingwood living room in Austin, TX.

AFTER

Styling this room didn’t take the full hour, so I installed some art in the couple’s bedroom as well. I selected two framed photos from their wedding to hang above the nightstands:

BEFORE

BEFORE

AFTER: A cropped image from the couple's wedding dresses each of their nightstands.

AFTER: A cropped image from the couple’s wedding dresses each of their nightstands.

…and grouped other wedding photos on another wall in the room:

BEFORE

BEFORE

AFTER

AFTER

Thanks, Natasha, for participating in our Guest Room Giveaway!

There’s nothing that makes you feel more “settled” in a new home (or one you’ve been neglecting for a while) than to have art on the walls and a little bit of styling done. If you’d like a pro to help you with this process, give us a call or text us at (512) 797-5821!

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