So you may have guessed from the the title of the post - We're Moving!! After 5 years in our current place, we are so excited for this change into a newer and bigger place! With that comes new furniture, new layouts & most of all planning! If you know anything about me, then you know that I've been planning, note taking and preparing for this since we decided to move! For the next few weeks I'm going to share my inspiration room by room - not to worry - there are only 3 so let's start it off with the living room!
The living room is going to see the least amount of change in terms of furniture because I happen to love all our bigger pieces, but the accents is where it gets fun to design. Similar to our current place, it's open concept - the kitchen opens up into the living room with a little breakfast bar area that separates it, this is new for us.
A few things that we'll be keeping the same - the couch and TV console. I probably shouldn't be obsessed with a couch, but this was the first piece we bought together 5 years ago and it's like BUTTAH!!! I mean you sit down in it and you just want to go to sleep - it's so comfy, so it stays! For extra storage and seating we also have this round tufted ottoman from Threshold.
One of the best things about the place is the paint colors - it's completed exactly the way I would have done it. The bar stools were the first purchase we made - I wanted something that would give a nice divide between the kitchen and living room without calling too much attention to it. I chose these adjustable swivel chairs for two reasons. The first is that they are adjustable, so when guests come over they will double as extra seating since they go lower to the ground and can adjust to be the perfect height for the bar. The second is the fabric - I didn't want leather or plastic because we'll be doing a lot of sitting on them, from working at the counter to eating - they will be used so they have to be comfy! This wall clock is going up near the kitchen area.
Where I'm having the most trouble is the rug. We haven't needed a rug because of carpeting, but now that we have wood floors, we definitely need it for the space. The one I love from Target would have been perfect, but sadly they don't have the size I need, so we're using it as a runner in the hallway instead. My vision is something neutral with a few pops of a muted color, something similar to this Citrine Rug from Lulu & Georgia, but more budget friendly.
Gary's one request for the living room was to have a lift-top coffee table! As people who spend the majority of their time in the living room, I was really excited about this idea! It has extra storage, which let's be real any city condo can use more of and is smaller than our current coffee table so it will give us a little bit more space back. How he sold me on it - I wouldn't have to keep my laptop on my lap since it'll come up to the couch at the perfect height!
I think the living room will be the one room that will be done super fast because of how little we need to change. Do you have any suggestions of where to shop for rugs? What's one must have decorative piece in your opinion for a living room?
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