Sunday, August 7, 2011

Living Room Updates

This weekend was a busy weekend for us decorating the house. As you saw in the previous post, I added a new gallery wall in the kitchen, but I also did some decorating in the living room.  I visited so many home goods stores in a couple days, I was worn out. But, I found some really great things, and I'm excited to share them with you.

I was searching for blue accent items to tie the walls, furniture and rug together.  I found a cute blue glass bowl/platter thing for the coffee table, two new pillows, a blue basket for putting magazines and books in, candles and candle holders, and a new glass vase.  I was also searching for new lamps for this room, but I didn't find those this weekend.

Then... I found an amazing chair at HomeGoods, one that matches the color on our walls nearly perfectly. I was shocked when I found it and knew it had to come home with me! After buying it and trying to get it in my car, the sales person had to help me tie it down in the back of my trunk, hanging out with the door open. Thankfully, I got it home without problems and set it up in our living room. Here it is:

I love it. It's fun and it adds more visual texture/pattern and interest to the room. Plus it's extra seating and conversational seating at that, not just seating designed for TV watching, ;).  As you can see, I also got a little side table to put next to the chair and a fun vase/candle holder.

We also found a small shelf for housing all of our TV boxes because we have a cable box, xbox and a bluray/DVD player, that all have to connect to the TV but still look neat. So, I placed the little shelf to the left of the fireplace and it's working out well for the time being.  The space is very small, so there were very few options for furniture that would actually fit between the fireplace and window, yet still hold what we needed them to.  However, we haven't figured out a solution for our wires and cords yet. I think we'll get some cord covers to conceal them because I don't think we're ready for any more demolition and running cords through the wall. That wall will also be more difficult to work with because it's an external structure wall and a fireplace wall. So, for now, I think the cord cover will work fine, especially if we paint it the same color as the wall.

I hope everyone had a great weekend!


  1. I have the same glass bowl in clear and I love it. It serves so many purposes in our living room. I love the chair too!

  2. The chair looks awesome! Love it. Gotta love Home Goods! I always find the cutest stuff there!


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