One room that you have seen very little of is my living room (or den.)
You’ve seen the fireplace in my living room many times since we gave it a makeover, but I’ve really never showed you the whole space.
There is a reason for that.
It’s the room that I’ve never really “put together.” It’s always had mismatched furniture and no décor.
But you should have seen the rest of the room. A mismatched mess!
Last fall, I finally got the white slipcovered sofas from Ballard Designs that I had been dreaming of!
I know you think I am crazy for having white couches in a house full of boys, and you are probably right, but I reeeeally wanted them. And I knew that I wouldn’t mind the little bit of extra work to keep them clean to have the couches of my dreams.
I now have one white slipcovered sleeper sofa and one white slipcovered love seat.
I showed you a little bit of them during my recent home tour.
At that time, I had the sofa back up to the french doors that go out to our patio. Since we never use those doors, I didn’t mind it, and it made the room feel bigger.
But last week, I needed to take some pictures of my living room for an event I am doing with Joss and Main, and it forced me to move things around and create a new look.
I moved the sofa and love seat into the middle of the room which makes a perfect spot for our coffee table. The wall on the other side of the room, that you do not see, holds our flat screen tv and a large “buffet” piece of furniture.
I was super excited to finally “style” my fireplace the way I like it.
In our home tour, it looked like this….
I didn’t have a lot of time to work on it, so it was very simple and plain.
Now my mantel looks a lot more like “me.”
The round mirror is from Kirklands, and the wood collector’s tray on the right I got for a few bucks at a yard sale. The succulents are from Lowe’s, and the glass/rope jar is also from Kirklands. I gathered the rest of the stuff from around the house.
Sometimes, just moving your furniture around and moving décor from one room to another can make a world of difference in how your house feels.
I am so glad that I did it in mine. Now I am wanting to make a gallery wall by the stairs, but gallery walls scare me. Seriously. I am afraid it won’t look right. Oh well, I will give it a try anyway. I need some pictures of my boys in this space!
Well, that’s what I have been up to!