Every since my new living room rug arrived, I’ve been chomping at the bit to get that room finished. After considering all of the projects I still needed to finish up (or hire out) before the room could be finished, and also after playing around with some furniture arrangements with the furniture I currently have, I decided to heck with it.
I want new furniture, and I want immediate gratification. 😀
So I went on a bit of a buying spree. It was a small buying spree, but it still felt good. And it’ll feel even better when everything gets here next week!
Want to see what I bought?
First, let’s not forget my rug. It’s my absolute favorite thing that I’ve purchased in a very long time. I mean, it’s perfect, and beautiful, and colorful, and soft, and I still love to stare at it.
I got that rug from Overstock. You can click here to see it on their website.
After getting that rug and seeing how beautiful all of those colors look on my living room floor, I decided that I didn’t want to cover up the pattern and colors with a large, heavy upholstered ottoman that has a really low solid wood shelf. I decided instead to keep things airy and light with a glass coffee table.
The one that I really wanted was this one from Houzz.com, but there’s no way I’d ever pay $1300+ for a coffee table. My limit for something like that would be more like $300. So I found one very similar in style on Amazon with a price that’s much easier on the wallet.
You can click here to see that coffee table on Amazon. It has really great reviews.
The next thing I purchased is a recliner. Yep, a recliner. But don’t worry. It’s not one of those big, puffy things. It’s streamlined and beautifully upholstered in a light gray fabric with a subtle herringbone pattern on it.
There was only one review, and it’s actually what convinced me to hit the “add to cart” button, so I’m hopeful. Buying furniture online is a bit of a gamble, so I rely heavily on customer reviews, and I generally like to have more than one review (way more than one) to rely on.
And finally, I bought a little sofa. Okay, a loveseat. I bought a loveseat. After looking at my current sofa and trying two different furniture arrangements with it, I finally decided I need something narrower. But my current sofa is 73 inches wide, which is “apartment sofa” size. So anything narrower would really be a loveseat.
And just like I said I wanted to do, I went with green. It’s not really the soft, fresh, light green I had in mind. But I think it’ll be really beautiful in my living room.
I won’t be keeping those pillows. 🙂
And once again, I relied heavily on the customer reviews. People seem really impressed with this little guy, so I’m taking a chance on it. You can click here to see the details of this little loveseat.
So if you put all of those together, here’s what I have so far…
That leaves me with two matching chairs that I need to reupholster. That feels completely manageable. If things go smoothly, I just may have a finished living room by the end of the year! That would be exciting! But at the very least, I’l have a functional living room in the very near future. That’s pretty darn exciting, too.
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