Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Living Room Love

It's been a while since I've really posted about our house, the reason being it hasn't really changed much. Which unfortunately means, yes our bathroom is still half-painted. But on a good note, we've slowly been working towards updating our living room. It isn't complete yet, but at this point it basically looks like a completely different room, so I thought now would be a good time to share. In case you don't remember, this is what our living room looked like previously.
Living Room
Every piece of furniture you can see here (minus the tv and tv stand, which you can barely see, so I stand by that statement) was a hand-me-down, which means free. No it wasn't something we would have made a point to buy, but it worked, and again it was free. But it had been long enough, where we were more than able upgrade, and our living room currently has almost 100% completely different. This is the same room with the same basic view point now, again from the front door.
It looks like a completely new room, doesn't it? To start with we moved the tv to the completely opposite corner, which really opens the room. The rug is new, and purchased from Home Depot. The couch is also brand new. The couch is actually somewhat of an optical illusion, because it isn't leather, instead it's actually microfiber. Here's a closer picture of the couch, but to be honest you really can't tell it's not leather unless you feel it.
Here you can see the curtains, which haven't yet been upgraded and were left by the previous owner. At this point I'm not really sure what I want to do window treatment wise. Also in the picture above you might be able to tell how much room is behind the couch. The room is kind of awkwardly shaped which made it difficult to find a good configuration. But with the carpet and couch, which kind of sectioned off the main space and made somewhat of a welcoming hallway or entryway.
I could see this area being somewhat a problem if we used the front door (which is basically where the photo was shot) except we also enter through the carport door, so it really isn't an issue. From here you can see our new bookshelf that was a gift from the boy's parents for Christmas, which is currently home to the "F" from my MOH. The painting you can see here (as well as the one over the fireplace) were both Christmas presents from the boy's parents last year.
It still isn't complete. We want to add some time of floor lamp behind the couch to use as a reading light, and the boy also wants to add some type of desk. But for now, we're both completely in love with our new living room.!


  1. Nice job! It looks completely different for sure! That sofa looks so comfy for lounging and reading!

  2. Oh my gosh! I love that couch!!! I love the fact that it looks like leather but is actually something much more manageable!

  3. Ah! It looks so great Shosh!!