Welp…It’s been 4 months since we moved into our house and I am just now FINALLY getting around to posting some pictures of the living room! Like I mentioned in the post from yesterday, we literally closed on the house in June and found out a few weeks later we were expecting, so the super not-fun things that come with being prego (nausea/tiredness/etc) delayed the decorating/blog posting that I was hoping to do sooner! But regardless, here are a couple of shots from the living room in our new-to-us, little 1930’s house.
When we first moved into the house, I had a hard time trying to decide what kind of color scheme I wanted to do in the living room. The house is very small and the living room is the central room to the house so it needed to set the tone for the rest of the place. Because of our amazingly adorable, and EXTREMELY hair-shedding dog, Jordan, we needed a leather couch as the main piece of furniture. (I’ve done fabric couches before and they are not worth the hassle it takes to vacuum!)
Also, did I mention the living room is tiny?! Well we also needed to ensure the furniture was scaled down so that everything would fit! I found the Henry couch at West Elm to be the best fit. I liked that it was modern with clean lines, but also comfortable and compact. I also loved the box framed coffee table at West Elm in whitewash color. I found the ivory reclining chairs on Overstock for super cheap! They are small and still very comfortable. (They have a deep seat so you can still fit on the chair with a pillow – which is very important to my handsome hubby who thinks I have a serious pillow problem!)
So the problem with finding all of this furniture on-line? That we had to wait WEEKS before it arrived. So this is what our living room looked like for a while…we literally ate dinner and watched TV on our kitchen chairs in the living room for a few weeks! :)
But now we are settled and it feels good! :) I even had time to put out our fall decorations! I absolutely love fall and Christmas time. I always have candles going to make it smell delicious too (my new favorite is “Savor the Season” by Yankee Candle!).
My sister, Becky, DIY’d the wreath behind the couch using old book pages and some old wood she found and stained. She will post that tutorial soon; but in the meantime, here is a link to a similar wreath she did a while back.
I also just got the “Give Thanks” pillow cover from Dear Lily. She has the cutest online store and adorable custom signs too. Make sure to check her out!
For the coffee table, I spray painted an old tray I had and added some fall decor. Of course I always have Better Homes and Gardens within close reach too! :)
I found the really unique TV stand at a cool place in Denver called Rare Finds Warehouse. They travel the world looking for antiques and refurbished furniture. This piece is from India and is made from real wood so was super heavy to carry into the house! But you can tell it was made well. Plus I love the unique, distressed colors it brings into the room.
These “BOO” candle holders are something I DIY’d using three Target $1 finds and a chalk pen to draw the lettering. Then I layered some fall foliage from Michael’s underneath it. Cheapest fall decoration ever!
On the other side of the TV stand, I grouped three different pumpkins together and layered it with pinecones and leaves that I found at Pottery Barn on sale.’
Well thats it so far for the living room tour! But more to come from our little city cottage! Thanks again for stopping in!