We just cannot leave the furniture in our house alone. All rooms are in a constant state of change. Luckily, I have a husband that humors me when I tell him I want to move the bed…. again… for the third time. Yeah, Yeah…I have a problem. Tell me something I don’t know.
Our living room however, is finally starting to fall into place after 7 months of ongoing change.
It started out like this with all the furniture being at the far end of the room.
It created an area that lacked an identity. While it wasn’t really living space, it wasn’t dining space either. It was just empty. We contemplated hanging a disco ball and making it our designated dance floor, but we refrained.
I’m not quite sure why we did this, but I guess we thought we were being awesomely quirky by putting the sofa and rug on a diagonal. It didn’t create any sort of nice traffic flow and was just awkward to maneuver around.
We eventually moved the sofa a little farther back towards the stairs, and turned it so it was facing the far wall.
We continued to struggle with this layout. No matter what we tried, the furniture never seemed to fill the space very well. It was just too small.
I know that modern houses tend to have small sleek furniture, but that’s just not who we are. While we love minimal design, we want our home to seem comfortable and warm, not like we live in an art gallery.
So that’s when we decided that the sofa had to be replaced with something a little bit bigger. We love our Karlstad from IKEA, like a lot. It was even included in our post about our favorite things. So we did what only made sense and bought a much larger sectional in the exact same color and style.
It fits the room so much better and creates a larger living space. We are also able to accommodate 5-6 people on our sofa instead of 2-3 like before.
With the recent addition of some new-old storage(from my Dad) and John’s drum set (from his Dad’s house), our space is finally losing that empty feeling it had for so long.