If you've been following along on instagram this week you'll see that we've made some pretty big changes in our furniture arrangements. This all started on Friday night as we unloaded some furniture we brought back from our Pawleys house and realized the way we had things arranged before didn't really make sense. We've switched our living room and dining room in order to make the spaces work better for our needs. With that switch, the leather sofa and brown club chair went to live in the new den (the old dining room) and the family room became a blank slate again.
We put the white sofa and love seat in the family room and I love it! We stuck with an L shape facing the tv like we had previously. It's a really long and narrow room with lots of doors, so it's the only arrangement that works in this room right now with larger sized furniture.
It's going to be so much fun to tweak the accessories! A white sofa (slip covered, of course) is the exact blank slate I've been craving for years. I love that I can change around pillows with the seasons or completely adjust the color scheme or feel of the room so easily now.
I took the first three pictures right after we made the switch. I knew the white tables, white planked walls, white beams, white lamps, and white sofa was too much white, even for me. So I immediately hopped onto Pinterest and began rounding up some of my favorite similar spaces. I realized that I needed to add some wood tones back in. That really warmed up the space and tied in the three frames on the wall. I also think our blue velvet ottoman was better suited in the new den. I want to find a large square weathered wood coffee table instead. The ottoman was just too much fabric and I like the texture more wood will add.
You can see the layout a little better in the image above. I brought in two mismatched wooden tables and our old bench from the playroom. I also removed the blue pillow. I'm liking the tweaks better already. I think it's well on it's way!
Here is a round-up of what I'm envisioning for the space.