Sunday, November 11, 2012

A New Room for our House - We Finally Furnished our Living Room!

Living Room Setup
We just added another room in our house!! Okay, fine, we always had the room but it wasn't being used so it didn't feel much like a room.

The first step was getting rid of the curtains that were left for us. The striped ones were there when we moved in and when we went up to Michigan for the weekend we put up the white ones to give our house a little more privacy. Since the white ones looked crazy, it really gave me motivation to get us new curtains.
Ugly curtains

I was planning on using the same rod, even though I didn't like it much. But then we found a beautiful rod on clearance at Bed Bath and Beyond (usually $50 for just $25!) And of course, we used a 20% off coupon (Do you know they never expire? It's true! Save those coupons no matter what the date!) which made the rod $20 - totally worth it. It's so pretty!
Curtain Rod - Bed Bath and Beyond 
 It was so difficult picking out curtains. I think we made an okay choice - but I'm keeping the packages in case we change our minds! They are a little short...and I'm just not sure if it's the look I was going for. But, I do like them. So, I'll leave it up and see if I change my mind! Your advice/input is always welcome! Also, I didn't really want to, but I think we might still want to add blinds. The curtains do give some privacy, but you still can see in.
Blue and Brown Curtains from Bed Bath and Beyond
After putting up the curtains, I spent a while on Craigslist searching for some furniture. We've been looking since we moved in but all of a sudden I was really motivated! We found some beautiful couches just 15 minutes away and were able to convince a friend to pick them up for us in his truck. I so wish I had a truck...but at least I have friends who do! LOVE our couches! They are so comfy and pretty and go well with our curtains! :)
Living Room - Blue and Brown Curtains with Tan Couches
Living Room - Blue and Brown Curtains with Tan Couches

Love the couches, however they are very similar in color to our walls. The couch is in front of the curtains so it looks fine there, but the loveseat looked a little odd in my opinion. I added a blanket over the top of the loveseat and now I think it's perfect!
Loveseat with brown blanket 
Remember this little white end table? Works great right here for now! 
Heirloom White End Table

I brought the bistro set in from outside, and instead of putting in the shed, think it looks pretty cute in this room. At least, until it's time to put up the Christmas tree!!
Indoor bistro set

Also, I picked up this clock at Burlington Coat Factory. Trying to figure out where might be the best place for it...or if it's too big for our little house!
Big Clock - Burlington Coat Factory

And there you have it! I love our new room! The couches are comfortable (I love that you can remove the back cushions too) and our house feels so much bigger because it really seems like we have another room.
Living Room - Blue and Brown Curtains with Tan Couches 
Living Room - Blue and Brown Curtains with Tan Couches


  1. 1) I can't believe you found those great couches on Craigslist!!!

    2) The clock would be perfect on the wall over the couch! It will help break up all the grey!


    1. Thank Tara! I love Craigslist. It took us a few months of searching, but we love them (and the price we paid for them too!)

      I'll have to try the clock there. I was trying to figure out if I should center it over the loveseat or center it on the wall. Probably the loveseat, but I'm not sure if it will be staying in its current location either!

      Thanks for stopping by :)

  2. It's coming along nicely! I love the new couches! I've been searching for a sectional for our living room of these days I'll find one! The short curtains would bother me if the couch wasn't right there. You can barely see the length now, so I'd keep them if you love them.

  3. you have an adorable house!!! thanks so much for reading my guest post today on wifessionals!!

    Helene in Between


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