I have shared pictures of every room in my house on this blog…except for the living room. Why? Because it is almost always a disaster zone and it has never been decorated nicely enough to be worth sharing. Until now. I confessed in a previous blog post that we have gone through 7 couches in 7 years of living in our home. They were all free used couches or purchased secondhand very cheap but I could never find exactly the right sofas for our space. Turns out the one thing I had been resisting turned out to be the best choice. Brown leather! I always though brown leather couches were too ordinary and mainstream. I wanted something different, like a bright crushed blue velvet antique sofa. In reality a sofa that is the color of dirt that can easily be wiped down fits our lifestyle so much better. I ended up getting two brown leather sofas for $100 each. Amazing Craigslist scores!
I also bought a new coffee table this year. We had a white rectangle shaped one that showed every spec of dirt and every dot of crayon my daughter drew on it. It started to look beat up and dingy pretty darn quick so I replaced it with this dark metal one with wheels. It’s indestructible.
The sofa and coffee table are the main focal point of any living room. Once you have those two big-ticket items out of the way you can have lots of fun decorating with accessories. Home decor accents add style and personality to your space. When my friends over at Jerome’s Furniture offered to send me some accents to help refresh my house for summer I couldn’t say yes fast enough!
Let’s take a little living room tour shall we?
This Vintage Metal Lamp fits right in with my industrial farmhouse style. It’s a simple design so it doesn’t overwhelm the space and best of all it can provide just the right amount of light so I can work on my crochet projects while watching TV. The cow print Taurus Milk Pillows are awesome. Taurus is my star sign so I felt like I had to get them based solely on the name. Lucky for me the cow print matches my decor.
The Corduroy and Sherpa blanket is my new favorite way to stay warm and cozy on cool summer nights. It’s perfect to cuddle up with on the porch in the evening while doing some star-gazing.
This Vermont Tray is to die for. It’s my new obsession and I never thought I would say that about a tray, haha. It’s perfect to hold accessories on the coffee table or you can use it for carrying drinks or snacks when you have friends over.
This Metal Glass Lantern is so chic. Lanterns are a huge trend in home décor right now. Everything from hanging Moroccan lanterns to industrial farmhouse hurricane lanterns are in style. Anything goes these days. This lantern can be brought onto the porch when we are relaxing with friends or I can put a little tea light in it and cozy up on the couch and enjoy the ambiance of the flickering candlelight.
We will be having guests over at then end of the month to help celebrate my daughter’s third birthday. This is the perfect time to get the living room spruced up for friends and family who will be visiting. Head on over to Jerome’s Furniture to check out all gorgeous furniture and accessories they have available. They can do same day delivery, offer free in-home consultations and they offer furniture removal!
Happy Decorating Gnomies!