I have come to realize, pretty recently, that I like to build up each room to a certain level and them move on to another room and improve that to around the same level, all the way around just nudging each one up a few notches. It’s fun and I feel like our money goes farther when it’s distributed over a lot of spaces, but it also means no room is ever “done”. Which, what does that mean anyway?
All that to say, we’re getting ready to nudge our living room up a few more notches by building (??) a big coffee table and adding a chandelier and I wanted to flush out another arrangement before we do anything. This was the arrangement we’ve had since the beginning of this year. Although I did move the leather chairs into the basement.
This is how we rearranged!!! (With lots of placeholder furniture).
I didn’t think I would like this arrangement at all. I worried that the wall to the left of the window (it juts in to the breakfast nook area and isn’t even with the fireplace) would make everything feel off-center, but floating the sofa up actually completely eliminates this issue.
The leather chairs will go back in the family room in the basement (they’re too lounge-y for our parents who have trouble getting out of them), but I brought them up as place holders to see how two chairs would look like on either side of the sofa, facing each other. I think if we did a pair of leather chairs and something upholstered that could look nice and collected. It also allows prime Christmas tree location in front of the window when that time comes.
Lastly, I ordered this chandelier for the living room months ago and it’s been sitting in our garage through quarantine until we could get the carpenter back. Then I started second guessing if we even wanted a chandelier–and after photoshopping it in, I think it will add SO much to the space.
You can see I also pulled a couple office chairs in for the sake of visualizing what that would look like. If we do two chairs on either side, the two ottomans would definitely have to (too many twos!). I can’t recommend rearranging your furniture enough, especially before you pour more money into a space. It’s fun, easy, and FREE and has really opened my eyes up to what this room needs and maybe what it doesn’t. What do you think about the new arrangement? Do you prefer the old?
LIVING ROOM SOURCES
Wall Color: Alabaster by Sherwin Williams
Trim Color: Accessible Beige by Sherwin Williams
Floors: Ingrid by Stuga Studio
Leather Sling Chairs
Side Table (vintage)
Striped Throw Pillows
Plaid Throw Pillow