Thursday, January 26, 2012

Little Change Makes a Big Difference...

To me that is.

This is how our living room looks all the time. See the love seat under the window?
It is a warm, cozy room. I love it. But!
When we do the Christmas decorations, every year, that love seat must be moved into the
garage. The tree always goes in the window.
This is not my husband's favorite part of Christmas!
So when the tree goes down the love seat comes back in...

Until this year.

We tried something new... I moved the club chairs under the window and left the
love seat out altogether.
I liked the view. Lighter, more open and cleaner.

But then there was this big open, empty divide in the room.

From this angle the room still didn't look balanced.

These are a few pictures of the entry way, just to give you an idea or feel of the room.
So I left it this way for a few days. Just looking at it and thinking....
and then DING!

It occurred to me... split the chairs up!
I loved it! Hubs loved it!

We are currently living with it and making a final decision on how and if we for
sure want to get rid of the love seat. I'm pretty sure we do.


Wanna buy a cute little love seat?

I'm joining this parties:

Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday

Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Fridays

Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday


chateau chic said...

Good solution. Really like your living room arrangement. Gives it an updated look as well.
Mary Alice

Laurel Leaf Cottage said...

Very nice! I love your fabrics!

Unknown said...

Oh, I like the love seat there w/chairs, Liz. Very pretty decor.

Have a fabulous weekend ~

Anonymous said...

Your room is so pretty. I love it both ways. It's funny how different things look when we move the furniture around. Love, love, love it. Hugs, Marty

rosekraft said...

The new furniture arrangement makes the room seem more spacious - funny how so many times the final solution seems so obvious...


Looks great! I've been rearranging my living room too! I think I could use your love seat!!

Mimi said...

I would die for a big Living Room window just so my Neighbors can see my Christmas tree LIGHTS!!!I have a living room in the back....So for me, I love your new look and will make Christmas time easier for you!!!
Ok, I am feelign 100% now, Praise God for that!!
it has been a long 6 weeks, and I am grateful for all the Ways GOD moves and heals!!
happy 2012 to you and looking forward to our luncheon soon!!

Heirloom treasures said...

I love the original and the last. Both look lovely and cosy, but, nothing like a change around .
xx jeanetteann

Blondie's Journal said...

You have such a pretty living room! I agree that sometimes love seats take up too much space. The chairs look great either way, but I like how you have it now. Beautiful!


Melissa said...

It does open up the room a lot - great solution.

Um want to ship a loveseat to Minnesota?

theromanticrose said...

Adoro il tuo salotto!Bellissima sempre!Rosetta

Barb said...

Hi Liz, the room looks wonderful. It is very inviting.

I recently placed our family room loveseat in the master bedroom. I love it.

Have a blessed weekend,
Barb ♥

Unknown said...

Oh I love it..and I also liked it the original way too. But, I'm slow to do change..but I love how you split the so well. beautiful..I love your walls too..

April D said...

All I can say is, I wish MY living room looked that way all the time! It is so warm and cozy. :)
My favorite picture is the first one-but I can understand your liking more space, too.
It's a gorgeous room!

Sarah said...

You did a great job. We live with two love seats in our living room, Liz. I think you'll regret giving up the love seat. ;-)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

I ove it both ways Liz..just too pretty..Hope you have the best weekend ever my friend..hugs and smiles Gloria

Pamela Gordon said...

I think it looks great! It looks more open and lighter. Pamela

Lisa said...

I love where you put the club chairs! I know your hubby was glad not to have to move the love seat again! LOL! It's amazing how a small change can make the whole room look really different.

Unknown said...

Your room is pretty! Those chairs look comfortable too.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Love the new arrangement! Your room is so charming and very inviting!!


Kit said...

Looks wonderful! And still very cozy. :) Kit

Anonymous said...

Liz, give me an email. Cindy and Karen are coming to town and we need to set up a luncheon. I can't find your email. So anyway email me so we can make all the plans. Hugs, Marty

Janna said...

Wow, I like how open it is! Sad for the little loveseat though. :( It's in such good condition, you should check if you can take it to a consignment store if you guys decide to get rid of it!

Ricki Treleaven said...

I like your new look! It does open up your room quite a bit. :D

Anonymous said...

Your living room is beautiful, both ways. The new arrangement is a lovely change.