The living room is the first room you see when you walk into our home, and although it was always 'okay', I never LOVED it. I liked it, but it has always been...I don't know...by the book. For instance, we had a tan sofa, so I used brown picture frames, green curtains, brown pillows, and a variety of brown, brown, brown, with a little accent color of....brown.
|This was our old entertainment center...poor guy was falling apart)|
That was the beginning of the end (of the brown). Matt and I had been talking about purchasing a new sofa, and we had been looking at a, wait for it...BROWN one. We tossed out those plans and I started toying with the idea of a different color altogether, I soon locked on to the idea of a gray sofa. The problem was that almost all of the sofas I found online were either teeny tiny, REALLY poorly made (according to reviews), or way, way, waaaaaay out of our budget.
|Old sofa...complete with sleeping babies.|
Our old couch sold on Craigslist that very night, so for ten days we had no sofa at all. Oops. Once our new sofa was in place, the rest of the room really came together pretty quickly.
Let's talk about that little bench for a minute. Back in like, November I think, we were walking through a store and we passed it and I said something along the lines of 'aw, look at that cute little bench!' and kept on walking. To my surprise, I woke up to see it under the Christmas tree on Christmas morning! Matt snagged it one day and kept it hidden in the basement. How cute is that? I know!
Oh, the ottoman in the corner, he isn't the cutest thing, but we have kids - it's a toy box. I like having their toys at hand, but I don't like feeling like I live in a daycare, so we try to keep them out of sight.
|For the record, that is NOT poop, that is a wooden train in the middle of the floor.|
Matt approves the changes, Jack clambers off and on the bench, Luke scopes out the print on those gray and white pillows, and Jacobear has access to all the sunny spots that are best for sleeping.
Also? It's really nice to have a sofa again! You don't realize how much you use it until you sell it prematurely on Craigslist then wait 10 days for another one to arrive.