Saturday, April 9, 2022

Rearranging Furniture And A Spring Living Room Tour

Hi, My Lovely Friends,
How are you? I hope you are doing well. 

When I was a kid, I rearranged my room a lot. I remember feeling that everything seemed fresh and new even though it wasn't. I love rearranging our furniture. 
If you are here, chances are that you love to move things around too. 

If a room seems locked into one set furniture placement, it frustrates me a little.

Such is the case with the living room at our house in town. We seemed stuck with only one option. Our pieces are curated and collected and I love them but I get bored,  Sometimes, I'm afraid everything looks dowdy. I could move my chairs around but the couch seemed stuck. 
The closet on the end wall and the little corner has always seemed weird. We could never remove it because part of it is the office closet. It's that closet that makes this a four bedroom home instead of a three bedroom with an office. 

We used to have our T.V. on that wall but we don't have one in the living room anymore. We don't miss it unless there is a classic, spring storm in the forecast. I need to know when to grab our pets and head to the bathtub. Our Jacobean Revival breakfront has been a wonderful piece for this wall. It's not too big and it grounds the space. It adds warmth. Muscle memory has kicked in a time or two and has had me walking over to it to turn on the T.V. A storm must have been on the horizon.

The kitty got a hold of a small leather bolo slide the other day, and she batted it around the room until it got stuck. The game was over for her at that point. The game just started for me as I began to search for it. I wanted to make sure the dog didn't eat it. The search involved scooting the furniture around to check underneath our living room pieces. I eventually found it in the dining room but everything was due for a spring cleaning. 

Once everything was scooted around the room, I decided to try a new spot for the couch. 
I've never been a fan of floating couches for our home. Our sofas are always pushed against the wall which is not the best according to designers. 
The fireplace and opposite wall are a little too far away for a cozy arrangement. The stairs and the fireplace always seemed too close together for the sofa to fit. Today, I decided to try it. Instead of pushing it back right away, I'm going to live with it for a while. 

The rug is the Magnolia Home James rug in Natural/Fog from Living Spaces.  
We love it. 

A plant helped the corner come to life. 

This is a perfect quiet time spot because of the pretty morning light.  

Looking at the back of the sofa from the kitchen isn't my favorite but so far this positioning seems cozy and inviting. There is still plenty of room to enter the seating area. 

Getting all our foggy windows repaired had been on my to do list since before Covid. 
It just kept getting shoved to the bottom of the list. This one was one of the worst. It is wonderful to see clearly again. 

Two little gold nesting tables were a Pottery Barn Outlet find. The tag said they'd been used in a photo shoot. They had some scratches but those were easily repaired with some gold leafing paint. 

I'm so in love with my Victorian Kitchen Clock. It was a ten dollar find at my thrift store. 
I don't know if it works but it is so darling. 

The garland is from Hobby Lobby. I ordered it during the 2020 lockdown. 
This girl needed some spring cheer. 

The bunny came from there as well. 

He's got the simple look that appeals to me. Read about my rabbit criteria in this post. 

All of our upholstered furniture is older. The chairs are from Rooms To Go and were bought in 2009.
The sofa was purchased in 2012. The wing chair was purchased around that time too.  It came from World Market. 
Aside from the leather club chair, they have all been slipcovered which has extended their life. 
I made a point of taking extra care making the back of the sofa slipcover just in case I ever wanted to float this couch.  I'm so glad I did.
It looks as neat and tidy as the front.  

The case goods have all been collected over time. 

The washstand in between the two chairs was in my room when I was little. I adore it. 

The girls seem to enjoy it. 

It's still all our same stuff but it seems fresh and new. 

What do you think? Do you like to rearrange your furniture? 
Thank you for stopping by. 


  1. LOL Kitty helped to get you going with Spring cleaning and rearranging! Our pets are good like that! I love that clock you scored. How beautiful that piece is. I was like you as a kid my mom would come home and I would have the family room and living room furniture all rearranged! It all looks so good. Happy Sunday. Have a great new week. xoxo Kris

  2. How did you de-fog your windows? I so enjoy reading you.

    1. Hi, Rosie. I called a glass company. They came out and measured and made new glass for our existing frames. It's way less money than new windows. Thank you.

  3. Lovely. How about adding a high table behind the couch if you dont particularly like the view?

  4. I'd love to rearrange the furniture but I have one of those rooms, too. So, it doesn't happen often. I like your lovely space. And Sweet Caroline!