However, I now have to admit that I've really neglected decorating our new home. I've had picture frames leaned up against the wall for months without hanging them. Some decor accessories are just lined up as I haven't placed them into vignettes or found a place for them. We still have an assortment of mismatched furniture in our living room as I haven't bought some of the new pieces I've had my eye on. But with fall/winter approaching, we'll be spending less time out in the pool on weekends, and we'll want to get cozy in our living room, so I figured it was about time to get my living room plan together and actually make it look more inviting. To help kick start this process, we just purchased a new TV and mounted it above the fireplace. Now we've actually been spending time in our living room when we have company over and when we are hanging out on weeknights. Yes, we are THAT couple that eats in front of the TV...almost every night. I know it's embarrassing to confess. And if you want to know the whole truth, we had been taking our plates into the bedroom and eating on the bed to watch TV while we ate dinner. It had to STOP! Yes, we do have another very large TV upstairs in the game room, but we are so lazy that we didn't go upstairs for that. Nope, we just strolled right into our bedroom. (I hang my head in shame.) Well, now that we have a TV in the living room, that problem is fixed, and we no longer have to completely lower our heads in shame, just a little now.
So now that we are actually spending time in our living room, it is forcing me to face what the room actually looks like and what I want it to look like. Here is my plan of how I'd like it to look! I'm thinking tufted chairs, a grey slipcover for the neutral couch we already own, a new rug, a rustic coffee table (although I'd like a big square version of the table below), mercury glass accents and mirrored frames for a touch of glam.
Oh, and this table below is the newest addition to the space. It's the Everett Foyer Table from World Market. We tested it out in the entryway, but it's currently residing behind the sofa, and I think it might just stay there. It covers the back of the sofa and adds interest to the room with the accessories on it. Much better already!
I will for sure keep you posted on how the room turns out after we make some purchases and well maybe even hang some frames and art on the walls.