For years now- literally years, I have wanted to redo this sitting room. For some strange reason this room has always stumped me. I usually have a vision for a room and achieve the look I am going or pretty swiftly. THIS room on the other hand had me baffled. It was a busy room with a lot of pieces but nothing to really anchor it. I decided instead of having 4 (uncomfortable) chairs that I needed love seats or couches and really make the space more inviting to sit and hang out. When I knew what I wanted I got to searching the Hayneedle website. Warning – you can easily spend hours on their site. They have everything for every room in the house and not just furniture. I also bought holiday gifts for Emmy last year on their site. They literally have EVERYTHING.
ANYWAYS- I found this love seat and was drawn to the grey as well as the style. I didn’t want to darken the room too much so I thought a lighter colored couch would be a perfect to off set the darker love seat. I also wanted to make sure the couch didn’t have too high of a back because I did not want to cover up too much of the window that I knew it would be placed in front of. I stumbled upon this couch and knew the color, style and price were perfect.
Next up was the coffee table. Since both seating pieces are mid century modern style I knew that was what I needed to find in a coffee table. I am usually drawn to round coffee tables (very kid-friendly) so this time I purposefully made sure to look for something different. I love the clean lines, color and style of this one I picked out. It might be my favorite piece in the entire room.
Next up was side tables. I knew I didn’t want wood because I didn’t want to be too matchy matchy with the coffee table. Gold was an obvious choice because I already had this pouf that I knew I wanted to use in the room. I chose this set of three because for one- the price was right and two, I liked the idea of working one of them into the adjoining room as a way to tie both rooms together and make the two spaces more cohesive. You can see in the picture below how I did that. The other way I made the two rooms flow better is by using the same area rug in both rooms. It’s just a simple way to make both spaces come together. I always get tons of questions about the rugs and they are both by Rugs USA and you can find these exact ones here. Also how cute are the baskets? They also come in a set of 3 so you can scatter than around however you would like.
Last thing was the accent pieces and small details. I had been making weekly trips to one of the local green houses looking for a fig leaf tree. They had one that was massive and over $375 which was way beyond what I wanted to spend for a tree. I don’t have the best reputation of keeping into trees alive so risking $375 was not happening. On the Hayneedle site I found an almost identical faux fig leaf tree for just over $100! Done and Done! What a steal. I then used knick knacks- mostly coffee table books, vases and frames from around the house to decorate the two floor to ceiling shelves that flank the room. Styling shelves is DEFINITELY NOT my strong point but I don’t think they look too bad.
And just like that, the room that has been haunting me for years is now my favorite room in the house and the room we use the most often now! I love how it all turned out. It is a 100% improvement over what it was before and I couldn’t be happier with it. Thank you SO much to Hayneedle for helping me to find inspiration when tackling this room. You made it SO much easier!
Here are a few BEFORE pictures of the space-
and more AFTER–
Quite an improvement if you ask me!