You know how after you remove all the holiday decorating and then the room feels almost boring? I find myself making changes every January because of it.
I was inspired by a room I saw with a traditional layout of two chairs, coffee table and sofa staged in front of the fireplace that I liked. I have more pieces of furniture than that so I have to
plan it out.
Next thing I knew I was working up my newest version of the floor plan for the furniture in the living room.
I use a room planner at the Lazy Boy website. There are probably other versions but I find this works easily enough for me.
I have my room saved on their planner so I can go back in and shuffle pieces around to see if it will work for me.
It saves on the back.
This sofa is a beast to move and I usually end up doing this by myself so I want to be sure when I start that it will work.
The red chairs rock and swivel all the way around in circle so you can turn to talk or view the tv. The wing backs are recliners so they have to have room to lay back.
This is a panoramic shot I took with my iPhone. I thought I'd show it because you can see all the way from left to right.
As you can see there is a lot of windows in this room.
When we created the room ('96) I had a vision of a lot of natural light, almost like a conservatory.
Guess who got to support this beast of a clock on angles while he adjusted the feet to level it!! Me!
I'm the official assistant....
Okay back to the present...
Up on the mantel I've been fussing around with different decorative items.
I brought up my lantern and then of course a faux book for it. I filled my big oval bowl with ferns and my big wood candlestick had to be there too...
I pulled out my decorating books and saw a picture with a chest in an entryway and it had two candelabras on it...so I thought I'd give mine a try. In the past I've only thought of them to be on my dining table.
I put these two little dogs I got from Nell Hills next to the vase. They only resemble the real Staffordshire dogs but I like them anyway! This is the top of some built in cabinetry.
I've got a super traditional room with a traditional layout....and for now I'm loving it. When we get the energy we plan to paint the room and I also want to do the windows differently.
I guess I'm old fashioned with my valances so I'm planning on a more decorative rod with tall curtains.
I'm not one to leave the floor plan the same for very long because it gives me a sense of newness. I also like to create different pockets of interest.
So that's my January update on
my living room.
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