This year I really wanted to put some focus on our living room since we do a lot of living in there. Our home has the open concept for the living room and kitchen, so lots of our time is in this room. For what has been a looooong time, I have been putting together a plan, and I wanted to share and get your input.
Here it is today, and I am still so in love with the rug. It doesn’t show any dirt, lint, or dust, which is amazing, and the colors are so fun and fresh.
Here you can see the other side of the room. We have now hung the television on the wall above the fireplace, which I love. I now have a huge mantel to decorate. Ideally, I would have two full sized Chesterfields facing each other, but it just doesn’t work with spacing with how the door opens onto the patio. So I am going to Plan B. I am leaning towards a new sofa and two Lazy Boys that do not look like recliners. They will replace the loveseat. I won’t lose any seating, but I’ll gain the comfort of a recliner.
Let’s start with sofas.
I have always loved the style of this sofa from Anthropologie. It had what I was looking for – leather and a back without cushions. Those were my two big criteria. I thought I would never be on board with a leather sofa, but having a child has helped me change my mind. I also didn’t want cushions on the back because our current sofa doesn’t have cushions, and I like the clean look. Our loveseat has cushions, and I am always fluffing and trying to give them some life. The only downfall with this sofa is I want to sit on one first to see how it fits and feels.
I found this sofa at Ethan Allen. I think it is the perfect combo of a Chesterfield and a sofa. It has a higher back than a Chesterfield so it would be a little more comfortable. I finally made it to an Ethan Allen store last week when I was visiting my parents, and I was in search of this sofa. I loved it but felt in person that it was big and a little too big for my space. I decided to browse the showroom because I had not been inside an Ethan Allen since I was probably a teen picking out my desk. While I was browsing I found this beauty.
This is the Oxford. I think I stopped in my tracks when I found it. It could be “The One.” I sat down, and it was comfy and just perfect. Plus, it came in three sizes and it would work in our room. Ahhhh….. I am in love. Now, here is where I would love to hear your input and help. I haven’t ordered it yet because I can’t decide on a color. I am between a navy and dark brown. I feel both are neutrals. Should I be a little adventurous and go for the navy or stay basic and go with a dark brown? Please, please let me know what you think. This sofa will be with us for a long time, and I need to get it right.
Please comment. I would love to hear any thoughts and ideas.
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