Living Room Update

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We’ve lived in our house for a little over a year now, and we’re still trying to figure things out.  Our couches were bought for our previous house (obviously a completely different space), but we’re trying to make them work.

It bugged me that you could see the back of the couch when you first entered this room.  Partially because it didn’t seem inviting and also because the tear from the top seat cushion was visible (which is why I have the yellow throw hanging over the back of the couch).

Family Room 2

I hosted a party a few weeks ago which required moving everything around to accommodate a large group of people.  After the party was over, I started experimenting with the layout of the room as we were putting things back together.  I moved the couches so they faced each other – it looked so inviting and set up for conversation.  Also, it brought balance to the room since there was now a couch on either side of the fireplace.  The made my symmetry obsessed self so happy!

Family Room

 I also bought a few pieces for the room.

Chicken Coop Upcycle

Although it was interesting, my chicken coup was way too small for the space.

Living Room

The chicken coup is dwarfed by my couches – which really aren’t all that large.

I started the hunt for a coffee table and found this one.

Coffee Table

This was one of my biggest splurges for the room.  It reminded me of a lot of pieces from Restoration Hardware has but without the high price tag.  I found it on Wayfair.

My other purchase was a jute rug since my previous rug was too small for the space.

Living Room

Rearranging Furniture

Now the rug extends from couch to couch and connects the space.  I layered the smaller rug on top of my new rug for some interest.  The black edging on the rug adds interest and makes my TV (which was one of the only black pieces in the room) less of a focal point.

Jute Rug

In my defense for trying to make a smaller rug work in the space, have you ever searched for an 8×10 rug?  They are expensive!  However, I found this one on clearance at World Market.

I have a little bit of a problem with pillows.  I love them, but I also easily tire of them.

Throw Pillows

I change them up a lot, but it’s definitely one of the more inexpensive ways to update a space.

The “Let’s Get Cozy” pillow is from Etsy and the Greek Key patterned pillow is from Target.

Rearranging Furniture

 Sometimes you just have to live in a space a while before you figure out how to make it work best.  I’m bummed it took me this long to rearrange the furniture!  Now what other rooms can I do… 

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  1. Love this. Your room is VERY similar to my living room. And my question in yours is my question in mine … how do you watch TV? Thanks!

    • Hi Kay – I know! The TV is why I originally set up my room the way I did. Now, the way I have the TV screen angled, you can sit anywhere on the far couch and see great. You can see it from the love seat, but you need to be laying so you don’t have to hurt your neck. šŸ˜‰

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