Living Room Ideas

I have been thinking for awhile that I want to change things around in the living room.  Hopefully we will be able to do that soon.  I’m done with the leather sofa.  We actually have a sofa, loveseat & chaise, but the loveseat & chaise are in the spare bedroom for right now.  The living room is too small for all three pieces, heck it’s too small for even the sofa & loveseat.  We have had the living room both ways since we lived here.  We had this set prior to buying this house and we were just working with what we had when we moved in.  But it is time to make some changes.  I want a smaller sofa, a chair and an ottoman that will be a coffee table and ottoman.  It needs to serve a dual purpose.  We might even get a storage ottoman, but we will see what I fall in love with and what fits in our living room of course.

Let’s take a look at this room when we first moved in.  It wasn’t pretty, but it worked for us at the time.  So much as changed in this room.

And now it looks like this.  So completely different.

Since we have another ottoman downstairs in our family room, I asked my hubby to bring that one up so we could see how this large ottoman worked in our living room.  Not that it would stay in the living room, but to see the size in the room.  Yup, it’s way too big for the room, that is for sure.  Oh well.  But now I know sort of what size to look for when I go ottoman shopping.  πŸ˜‰
From this picture you can see how much room is in between the ottoman and entertainment center.  It’s not much.  There is about 2ft.  And there is about 2ft in between the ottoman and the sofa as well.  It just needs to be more functional.  It really should have some sort of storage, so I’m going to keep my eye out for a tufted ottoman with storage.  Hopefully for a good price.  πŸ˜‰
Let’s take a look at some inspirational pictures I have come across online and of course they are on my Pinterest board if you want to see more.  πŸ˜‰

I love the tufted ottoman.  Gorgeous nail head detail and the dark stained legs.  Maybe I could find nice wicker baskets to go underneath something like this.  Could look cute.

via BHG

Love the medium/dark gray color of this sofa.  Also love the dark stained legs on it.  I’m sensing a theme here.  Well since my style is Transitional, this look fits right in.  Mixing old {the dark stained traditional looking legs} with the sleek lines of the sofa itself.

via Laz-Z-Boy

Chair and ottoman are gorgeous!!!  I’m really tufted anything lately.  Classic look.

via My Design Chic

Gray tufted ottoman.  I want this.

via Style by Emily Henderson

I love this ottoman with Ikat fabric.  And those dark stained legs are gorgeous.

via West Elm

OK, I really love this tufted ottoman, but it’s just way to big for my room.  But a girl can dream right?  πŸ˜‰

via tumblr

Here are the colors that I want in my living room.  Plus add some plum purple to the mix as well.  I’m part of the way there already with pillows, rug and decor I have already bought.  So once I get to buy a sofa, chair and ottoman, then I’m pretty much all set with this room.  Plus all the work I just did to the entertainment center.

via Photocard Boutique

I love gray, white & turquoise together.

via rsmtr.info

I haven’t put a Mood Board together yet because I’m not 100% on what I want.  I also didn’t want to put something together that I loved yet until I knew I was closer to the time of being able to purchase the main pieces for this room.  Sometimes I get ahead of myself and then my taste has changed or they don’t sell something anymore.  So this time I’m waiting until I know we can financially finish this project and then I will put a mood board together.  Though Pinterest has been my online Mood Board, so I guess I’ve sort of started dreaming about this room.  Oh well.  LOL

Sorry I have been a little MIA lately, but I still have some stuff going on personally and I can’t always blog.  But I still love my blog and I want to see it grow.  I want to inspire all of you.  So I hope you will stick around.

So do you love gray & turquoise together?  What gray sofa’s do you love?  Are you a tufted ottoman person or not?  I would love to see what you are loving right now.  Let’s inspire each other.  Add links in the comment area if you want to share with everyone.

Thanks for stopping by everyone!!!  Have a great day!!!  :)

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