When we started our Living Room journey, the room looked like this. I liked it, because it felt cozy and all fireplace-y.
We had some extra space behind the sofa, which would have made a nice locale for a console table and some artwork.
Let’s call this my second favorite arrangement. I like it, but it had a few dings in my mind as well.
So in the name of opening up the room a little bit, we then experimented with this (highly unfinished layout). I hated it.
Well last week we started doing some final measurements for our FLOR rug, and this crazed pregnant lady got to thinking. Let’s try furniture configuration 3.0, shall we?
This option still focuses on the fireplace, but created more of a conversation area.
My favorite feature, is that the sofa peaks into the view of the dining/kitchen area now, so I feel more connected with my husband the chef when he’s cooking dinner.
Here’s a vantage from the newly finished Dining Room. The rooms just all feel much more connected now, which will be nice for baby watching down the road.
I’m so glad we grabbed these tufted arm chairs from TJ Maxx this summer. They were less than $250 each, and they really help to fill out the space! (For TJ Maxx shoppers, you know what a miracle it is to find TWO matching items in one trip!)
As much as I’ve toyed around with the idea of replacing our current ottoman with an actual coffee table – now that we have a mini Sell on the way from Babyland, I’m thinking this upholstered number may stick around a bit longer so we don’t have any sharp corners.
And although I have lots of love in my heart for our tufted highback linen chairs – I’m even more excited about my latest thrift find that cost me a whopping $8
It’s the perfect addition to our empty little nook to the right of the armoire. Love, love, love it
Oh, and we’ve officially got our FLOR tiles in da house now! I’m so excited to show y’all a final shot of how the space is looking with the new carpet in next week!