Unfortunately I’m still not finished painting the entry, living and dining rooms like I had hoped. However, I did get a first coat on the ceiling and walls. We hauled the big furniture out so I didn’t have to work around it.
While the sectional was out, I fully realized how much the big beast closed off the room. Though I still have another coat to put on the ceiling, we moved the sofa, chairs, and coffee table to the living room.
When we replace the sectional, I want a normal sofa and two chairs. It’s amazing how much bigger, brighter, and more open the living room feels now. Walking completely around the couch is possible when it wasn’t before.
Seeing the open railing, and those coming in the door, is a great perk, too. And having easy access to end tables? It’s so convenient.
Cozy upholstered chairs would be nice along with a long, rectangular coffee table.
After nearly two years of living here with the same furniture arrangement, this feels so fresh and inviting. And gives us an idea of what we want as replacement stuff.
For now, the sectional awaits its fate in the family room. Where it awkwardly fills the space.
Though there’s still enough walking space to get to the back door, it’s much more cut off than the previous layout.
Most strange is the focal point it has to face. The wall and entry.
The behemoth is 10 feet wide by 7 feet long, so it won’t fit in the 14 foot wide family room any other way.
Another annoying thing about this? If centered on the rug, it’s close to the fireplace when lit.
Finally moving things around has made us even more sure we want to replace the sectional with a standard sofa and chairs. Now to agree on the perfect couch, which is more difficult for us than it should be. Ben wants leather, I want something with removable, flippable seat cushions. Typically those two don’t go together, so a compromise must be made.
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This is what I have been getting the last week from your blog?? I don’t know why because all was fine previously.
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You’re completely right, everything was fine before. Just not ‘us.’ We’d have to repaint anyway, so we took the opportunity to replace the upside down crown with something we liked better. Now that everything is done (for now) we’re loving the change. It’s just nice to break away from the previous owner’s style and choices to feel like we live here. Does that make sense?
good luck with the couch shopping it was an adventure for us too but now we have the PERFECT couch. (we chose leather!)
Good luck! Couch shopping can be the worst!
Been following your blog for a couple weeks now. You have a beautiful home! Fun to watch the work in progress you are putting into it.
Thank you so much for your encouraging comments! It’s definitely a struggle sometimes, but we’re slowly working our way toward making this our home. 🙂