So this is just the beginning to our family room makeover. The new couch set! This has been a long time in the making. Furniture shopping is difficult stuff! To find the right pieces for the right deal, phew! The room still needs a lot of love to be completed but this is a fantastic start!
Now before I show you the new digs, friends, I have to tell you, our family room is confused! The layout is funny because of the fireplace and tv, there is more than one focal point. We need help! Ok, I'll show you the room and then some super quick options! :)
We wanted a classic, tan, couch and loveseat that we could splash with color by changing out the pillows. We were only going to get a couch and loveseat, then get a patterned accent chair but the whole set ended up being a clearanced floor model, annnd I talked the manager down even more on the price! ;-) (our set is almost identical to a couch a friend has, wink wink friend, now we're furniture twins ;) she helped us finally decide on it!) The side tables are hand me downs, little lamps from Walmart, clock sale from Kohl's, canvas over fireplace Pier 1, candle holders on mantle, old :), and yes the plants are fake, I do not have time to keep real ones alive! :)
Options to combat nakey walls and funny room layout!
Option 1: Tasteful, not ginormous, picture wall on back wall (sort of) around clock with console table or buffet on wall underneath.
Option 2: Move the tv over the fireplace, buuuut, move the mantel down and build a new fab white mantel (and white box to frame out the fireplace), so you don't have to look so high for the tv.
Option 3: If we move the tv over the fireplace, move the loveseat against the back wall, the chair to where the loveseat is and... then I'm not sure what would fill the empty space in the corners! :)
We definitely need a new area rug! I'd love to get a pretty and not overdone statement rug to add the pop of accent color. Should we continue orange as an accent color? Orange and blue (the walls) look good together. Should we add another splash and have two accent colors? And should we add anything else, two big pieces of art?, on the wall with the big mirror? Or change the color of the mirror? Antique bronze to match couch rivets, black, white? Help! and Thank you! :-)