Barnhouse Livingroom | Forest Wallpaper & Vertical Planks

Room Makeovers

Our living room finally feels complete after putting up the Forest wallpaper from my new collection with Chasing Paper. If you’ve been following along for a while, you know that this living room has had quite the evolution. We built the fireplace when were first moved in, and then the first makeover had a gallery wall that in hindsight was not great. The walls were completely white for a long time, and the space just felt too formal. Our vision was for a cozy space to hang out with friends or watch movies.

These Walls Can Talk

Now, I can honestly say that this room feel so good. We installed the vertical planking at the end of last year which really made the space feel warmer and more intimate even with the high ceilings. The missing piece of the puzzle turned out to be the Forest wallpaper from our collection. The tan colorway added a subtle pattern that pulled the whole living room together. We now love spending time in here as a family. I especially love to see how the light changes the mood of this space throughout the day. I think patience was the key to having it all come together.

The Forest Print

In Wisconsin, we have the most beautiful woodlands, and I wanted to create a print that would remind me of the hikes with my family. More often than not, we spot deer running all around us! I found this forest swatch in an old book, and we were able to duplicate the pattern to create this whimsical print. It’s perfect for a playroom or kids’ room with a woodland creature theme, or a more mature setting like a bathroom in a cabin. 

Green + Serene

When were putting up the paneling, I went back and forth on the color and was committed to not using green because there is so much green paint in the Barnhouse already. But… nothing else felt right, and this Treron color from Farrow & Ball looked so beautiful on the vertical planks. I love how the tan version of this wallpaper works with the olive color paint. The paint definitely pulls out some of the sage undertones of the wallpaper (the green version is much darker) so make sure you get a sample kit to see how the wallpaper will read in your space. Can’t decide which print to go with? DM me on Instagram with your choices, I’d love to help!

Accents Are Key

To bring in more warmth I’ve added in a few deep red accents. This is also an ode to the exterior color of the Barnhouse, which I love! I know what you’re thinking, it’s a little risky mixing red tones with green, but I think the result totally works without looking too holiday-ish. My favorite accessories in this space are the large wooden ladder I found antiquing, which draws your eye up to the beautiful tall ceilings and the leather stool I scored at Serpentine Salvage!

Sources + Links

DIY Fireplace
Wall Planks
Panel Paint: Treon by Farrow & Ball
Samsung The Frame Smart TV 55″
Article couch (no longer sold)
Cognac Blake Chair
Loloi Edge Rug
Fireplace Screen
Rug reminat art (Gift from Loloi)
Vintage: coffee table, ladder, art

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  1. Kelly says:

    I Love this living room. I especially am inspired by the plank walls. I have this look in my dining room but it is from floor to ceiling. I think doing this in my living room would compliment it so well. The colour is also amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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