At H-land, I had my work cut out for me in my "living area" space since it was a bit awkward. Most apartments out here tend to combine the living and dining space. Mine was an awkward L-shape AND had awful vertical blinds.
However, over the course of a few months I was able to complete this transformation:
To get things started, let's add a couch and some pillows/throws from back home in NC -
Hmm, not really feeling the tiny TV on the Ikea start kit. Though I highly recommend the set... it seems as though Ikea no longer carries it! Sadness.
Anywho, now, for the real AFTER...
Anyone spot the end table from my first segment of "Hidden Potential?" Yep, there it is.
It took quite sometime to bring things up to speed like this but here's a source list if you're interested in anything I used. I'm currently in the midst of decorating my new living room that's got a totally differnet layout. I'm still weighing what I should use from the old place so chime in if you have any favorites!
Sources: Hutch (Henredon, Salvation Army), TV (Samsung, Best Buy), Flowers (Pier One), Curtains, rod, pillows (Bed, Bath, and Beyond), Chairs (Caprice Furniture), Coffee table (Lack, Ikea), End table (Salvation Army), Blue vase and Giraffe accessory (Pier One), Couch (Home Furnishings Liquidation in CA), White frames (Ikea), Lanterns (World Market), Lily tealight holder (Z Gallerie), Black frame and kissing print (AC Moore), Silver Fortune Cookie (gift, Red Envelope), Plates (Target), Table Runner (Curtain folded over, Linens N Things), Dining Table (Caprice Furniture).