Now that the news is out, and we've moved into our little condo, it's time to start decorating!
All of our stuff has been sitting in storage for over a month, so I was excited to get everything moved in. While the space is bigger than our last place, we've had to reconfigure our furniture to make the most of our open living & kitchen area.
Here is what our living room currently looks like...(cringe!) Some of you may be wondering what's wrong with it. Look, it's not bad. It really isn't. I'm just being dramatic. There's a few reasons why I knew we needed a change, though.
1) The coffee table and matching accent table don't match the tv stand. It may look so in the photo, but the tv stand is significantly darker with a different wood grain than the tables. Also, the black metal on the tv stand doesn't match the grey metal on the tables.
2) I already have so many different colors of wood in our space. The floors and kitchen cabinets are dark brown, our dining table is grey-brown, our dining chairs and bar stools are grey, and obviously the living room pieces are different colors, so it's kind of a hodge podge. There's a rule in the design world that you can mix-and-match up to three colors of wood, so that's what I'm trying to narrow it down to, rather than the 5 I have currently. You can see the three I chose in the last photo below.
3) The couches are actually one large sectional sofa that we had to take apart to be able to fit inside the room. Our kitchen, dining room, and living room are all one big space, and there's no long wall that we can place our sectional on without blocking an important door into a bathroom, bedroom, or patio. So, to set boundaries for our living room, we broke the couches up. This was the HARDEST part of move-in day...trying to figure out how to arrange the couches where it works and doesn't look terribly awkward by sticking out too far, blocking walking space, etc. This was the best we could come up with. With that being said, the designated living room space is a lot smaller because of the layout of the couches, therefore making the coffee table way too large that it swallows the space. I ordered a significantly smaller, rectangle coffee table (see below) that makes the space look larger.
4) Our new 55 inch tv absolutely swallows the current tv stand, and it looks so sad and small up against the open wall adjacent to the tall windows.
Side note: We WILL be selling the coffee table, accent table, and tv stand on my Offer Up account! Comment below if you're interested in purchasing and I'll send you the details. ;)
Here is what I'm envisioning once the space is completed.
I'm going for a mixture of bohemian, chic, and farmhouse. It's funny because my style isn't any of those three on their own, but combined I think it's a great look!
We'll be getting a taller tv console to fill up the space and fit our tv, swapping out the coffee table and accent tables for something that matches the tv console and dining table (grey-brown wood), adding a few lamps, pillows, a throw blanket, and probably putting curtains above the window.
I made a mood board of the colors of our living space and the furniture we already have so I could determine if the colors and mediums would work together. I think it actually looks great!
I'll definitely be sharing the process of redecorating. I'm really hoping the look will come together! What do you think?