I swear I’ve ‘tweeked’ our living room half a dozen times in the 22 months that we’ve been in this house. For those of you who follow my Instagram stories… you know that I completely rearranged the living room after finding a glass coffee table at the ReStore. It’s the “Give A Mouse A Cookie” version of interior design! We’ve been living with this arrangement since December and I *think* this might be the one to stick.
New Living Room Furniture Layout
The room has a beautiful mantel that is an obvious focal point and at first, I had the two three-seater couches facing each other on either side of the mantel. But… this layout took up a lot of space and made the room seem awfully small. (Click here to see what I’m talking about.)
Moving the couches between each window opened up the whole room (duh) and gave me a spot for that gorgeous $60 brass and glass coffee table.
The colorful chair in the corner was the first chair I recovered in our first house and I STILL love all the colors it brings into the space.
In the corner is an antique desk that belonged to Mark’s grandparents. It actually holds my overflow craft supplies so it’s a nice little bit of storage in there.
When I moved the couches between the windows, that corner under the stars needed some attention. A trip back to the ReStore scored that slightly larger end table which fills the space back there without feeling awkward the way a higher table might have.
I’m NO expert, but I’ve finally managed to keep a bunch of plants alive in this house, and my only secret is to leave them alone. Those fiddle leaf figs are VERY happy in this room with the afternoon sun. I clean the leaves a few times a year to keep them from getting too dusty and water them once a week at most.
That neutral bench was upstairs in our Christmas Master Bedroom, but I brought it down here as extra seating during the holiday and it works pretty well! Benches are GREAT flexible seating because they’re not only easy to move around, but they can also double as a coffee table if need be! (It works perfectly on the sheepskin rug I found thrifting online!)
Last but not least, the artwork in here is thrifted, DIYd or inherited! The botanical drawing and the brass hummingbirds were both flea market scores. I painted the sunset over the green couch and gave it to Mark one year for his birthday I think. The paper stars were hung for Christmas and…. never came down. And the mirror over the blue couch was passed down from my grandmother. Isn’t it GORGEOUS?!
I found a great seller on etsy for all those airplants. I’ve purchased them online from other places and they’re not always as resilient. These are a month old and seem great! The other accessories get rotated around a bit. See the full list of items in the room below!