Living room makeover with Jo-Ann and HGTV home fabric


I’m super excited to let you in on my next big project. I’ve teamed up with Jo-Ann and HGTV home to makeover my living room in 30 days (gasp)! It’s the Jo-Ann and HGTV HOME™ Magic with Fabric & Trim challenge.

Me and 4 other bloggers (you can see which ones here -love them all) will be making over one room using only HGTV home fabric. An HGTV Celebrity will be judging our rooms at the end of the 30 days. Fun right?! Get ready for several craft and sewing tutorials over the next month. I can’t wait to show you everything I have planned. :D

JoAnn magic with fabric

Here’s the room I’ll be making over. I took this picture when we walked through our house (before we bought it). Since then we have added in wood floors, painted the walls light grey, painted the trim white and closed in the back wall.


room makeover

You can see the progress this room has already made since we moved in. It’s definitely screaming for COLOR! The only thing I have decorated was my 4th of July mantel. Oh and I threw a few pillows on the couch. Ha! I am so excited for this challenge, because that means I will be forced to finish this room! Yay!

living room makeover

I’m definitely going to be adding some colorful curtains and will probably be raising the bar a little bit. The thing I’m stuck on is what to do with this gigantic wall. What would you put on both sides of the fire place? Mirrors? Art? Book cases?

living room makeover 2

I have several different patterns for pillows I’ll be making and I may even be making a few blankets. We’ll see how far I get! ;)

living room makeover 3

Here is a little sneak peak at some of the fabrics that came in the mail. I’m seriously in love with their whole new line. It’s gorgeous!

HGTV home fabric from Jo-Ann's

So I’m curious… what would you do with the long wall by the fireplace?! Help!

Disclosure: This post was in partnership with Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores and HGTV HOME. I was provided with supplies to create this post and compensated for my time. All opinions are 100% my own. Thanks for supporting these sponsors that allow me to create new and special content for I Heart Nap Time.

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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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29 comments on “Living room makeover with Jo-Ann and HGTV home fabric”

  1. ack. i think i hit enter before i replied. i would add book shelves for sure. but, i can always use more storage in my house. maybe a buffet style of cabinet down below but shelving on top? you could even paint the back or add fabric to add some pop of color.

  2. Ummmm… WOW! I am so totally jealous! I would love to have a makeover (and if HGTV and Joann got involved? I’d probably weep and then faint)! I can’t wait to see it!

  3. I would probably do floor to ceiling bookcases in the corners and then low bookcases or shallow cabinets between the bookcases and the fireplace. That would leave you plenty of wall space to hang art or family photos plus “flat surface” to create and display little vignettes.

  4. I think you need to do a slipcover for the couch, so that I can have a tutorial to follow for when I get gusty enough to make one for my couch.

  5. shelving on each side would be great! you could even do low shelving that spans the wall with some big art pieces above.

  6. I LOVE that fabric! Makes me want to run out right now and grab some- seriously!

  7. This is exciting! There is so much space and room for potential! definitely curtains are a must, a mirror over the fire place and vases, frames, and other knick knacks, and then use the space next to the windows for a gallery wall with all different shaped and sized frames with art, sayings, and photos! you could even hang a terranium in that corner area too or hang a vase/plant! throw a blanket on the arm of the couch and a whole bunch of pillows in various sizes and you are good to go! cant wait to see what you do though!

  8. I like the idea of bookcases flanking the fireplace. Have you thought about adding a long bench to the right for extra setting? Put a small table at the bench for the kids activities? Family game night? Oh – have drawers under the bench too. One can never have too much storage space. Love your fabric choices!

  9. How about bookcases with fabric lining the backs? And maybe some type of ottoman with storage inside??

  10. Love the idea of built-in bookcases. Maybe put doors on the bottom of the shelves? Helps quickly hide messes if someone stops by. :) And I LOVE the fabrics you got! So pretty! Congratulations! Can’t wait to see the reveal!

  11. the fabrics you will be working with are gorgeous! and your living room looks good but can’t wait to see it once it will be ready. You could also add fabric to the back of bookshelves if you decide to add any to your space and cover some books with fabric too! can’t wait to see what you will do!

  12. Those fabrics look fantastic and your room is neutral enough that I think you won’t have a difficult time doing something with it. I think it’s always good to think about both form and function. So if you need more storage, then do some bookcases (maybe there’s a way to use the fabric on the backs of the bookcase wall instead of paint). If you don’t, then maybe an art collage wall. Definitely some curtains on the big window. Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  13. I am so excited to see what you do! It already looks SOOOO much better!!! Shelving would be cool! I also love collage walls and plate walls right now. Such a talented group of bloggers!! I can’t wait to see the reveals! EEK! Love ya!!

  14. Book-shelve is a must, potted flowers at the corners and remember to put more florescent bulbs with beautiful shades when curtain is fixed. i cant wait to see the makeover. @ Michelle: u have great imaginative mind. i can picture your suggestions already.

  15. I think a nice big backed arm chair in one corner with a beautiful upholstered foot stool
    and make it a photo wall different frames – sizes colors arrange them on either side in a square arrangement and put a decorative border around them (using wallpaper maybe) make them a real feature! Good way to display your photos and makes the space feel warm and homely

  16. I like the shelves idea too or the cube storage units you can get! They are low so you can put “artwork” above and some beautiful accessories on top
    You could border a square above each with wallpaper and put different coloured frames antique looking inside with photos good way to display your photos and arty looking

  17. I really want to touch up my house because it is just so boring and I want to make it all jazzed up
    I do youre DIY all the time you are the best

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