It’s been what, 2 months since I rearranged the living room? You had to know this was coming.
So when last we saw things, it was just after the Great Couch Switcheroo (coming soon to a theatre near you) and the Strandmon chair addition. Moving the Karlstad upstairs continues to be one of the best ideas ever, but it wasn’t working up against the windows. So one day when Finn was out, I pulled a fast one. It had to be when he was gone, because this new arrangement involved moving the TV, which was bolted to the wall. There was no way he was going to go for that unless I could just surprise him with the amazingness already finished. Plus, I wasn’t sure it was going to work, I thought moving the sectional so that the chaise stuck out into the walking path might make everything more awkward. Turns out, this makes the room seem much much bigger.
Same view, post sofa switch. Weird, yes? This actually got changed fairly quickly, but I have no photographic evidence of that from the same vantage point. Probably because of the Christmas tree that would have been in the way.
And today. It’s tricky to get a shot of this narrow space, I might go stand on a table to get a better one for you next time the space is clean. Which should be sometime in 2016.
The front space, by our entry. Moving the coffee table in front of the fireplace has made the entire area much more functional. Legos, puzzles, glasses of wine – we use that space so much more now. And it makes a clear division for lego play, I move the table out a bit and ask the kids to play with their legos by the fireplace so we can still move around the space.
And the book reading, TV watching, family snuggling side. Basket of yarn at the ready for my little crafters. (Not for me.)
I thought I might need a new coffee table, but I like just having the little wooden side table float in front. It adds a nice texture and is easily moved for dance parties when Roan must bust a move. Like Jagger (why did I buy that song for him?).
I’m sure I’ll tweak things some more (and I still need to figure out the curtains), but this is one of the more functional arrangements we’ve had. Have you changed up anything for the new year?