The first day of fall is tomorrow (!!!), so today I am excited to share with you a few seasonal (and not seasonal) changes we’ve made in our living room over the past few weeks. For a long time, there was a bare section to the left of our sofa–see below. We’ve tried numerous end tables over the years but none filled the area or provided the extra storage we wanted.
And since there’s a bump out in the dining area where the laundry room is on the other side of the wall, the living room is kind of forced over so everything stays in alignment with the dining room and kitchen. You can see that bump out in the old photo below of when we still had the fauxdenza on that wall. And, yes! I finally figured out what I want to hang there–coming soon.
But back to the extra space next to the sofa, because I found the perfect something to fill it!
I looked at everything from bookcases to end tables and even nightstands, before we landed on this small black sideboard that I’m completely head over heels for. Part of our criteria for this space was whatever we were going to put there had to 1. Fill in the space from the couch to the corner (the neighboring slanted wall will remain blank.) 2. Provide storage 3. Be sturdy and safe enough to withstand lots of little hands.
This sideboard is actually designed for a dining room in mind (it’s deep enough for large dishes and trays!) but it has proven to be the perfect addition to our living room. It stores our magazine subscriptions–two rows deep!–baskets for extra throws and my fall candle collection. And the big bonus is the modern shape is so slick (I love the raised base), but it’s such a practical piece of furniture, too. I can imagine it as shoe storage, the perfect display for a collection, a small library, a mini bar, or definitely a place to show off your favorite dishware, too. As the weather gets colder, the extra storage is perfect for hats and gloves.
We’ve had our Lounge sofa for over four years now, and it’s still the comfiest seat in the house. But for fall, I love switching up pillows for an easy refresh. Layering in a warm leather pillow with a nubby textured throw and neutral accent pillows. I’m all about the seasonal touches that feel like autumn (branches, acorns, leaves) but don’t scream it. So today, I’m sharing my 5 tips to naturally transition your space for the fall season on Crate & Barrel’s blog! You can check out all the tips, and more photos, right here.
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