Living Room

Living Room: Planning

Living Room Plans

I hate to say it, but our house doesn’t really feel like home just yet — to me anyway. I think that’s largely because we’re still waiting for our couch to be delivered before we start figuring out the direction of our living room decor. We want something that’s neutral, brings in natural elements, has a nod toward traditional styles, and includes something that’s a little tongue-in-cheek (thus the mallard lamp).

If you saw an earlier version of this post, it included this rug. Well, that rug sucks in this space. It’s dark and drab and doesn’t go with the vibe of the room at all. I halted the rug search for the day and switched gears to figuring out the wallpaper that will go in our stairway. In the living room photos in this post, the stairway is to the right through the arched door, so you’ll see whatever pattern we pick when you’re in the living room. I came across this pattern and fell in love with it. I’ve already ordered a sample to see how it looks in person! If it’s the one, it’ll dictate what rug design is best.There’s an overwhelming number of rug options available, so feel free to send suggestions!

Other than that, this is where things are at right now with our planning. Of the pieces above, we already own (or have ordered) the leather chair, couch, coffee table, bar cabinet, mirror, duck lamp, and that amazing print c/o Minted in the 44-inch square size. So, we’re basically trying to figure out the second accent chair that can go in a corner for decoration and additional seating for company, a bookshelf, wallpaper, and that darn rug. We’ll also need a media console for our TV. We’re hoping to find a vintage mid-century modern one.

Sources: Farrow & Ball wallpaper | Target mirror | West Elm lamp | West Elm bar cabinet | Threshold bookshelf | Minted art | Braxton Studio chair | EQ3 leather chair (the scale is a bit off here; we had to take the image of the couch and shorten it) | Younger Furniture sofa | Faribault Mills blanket | West Elm coffee table

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