A few months back, I had our followers on Instagram help decide which sofa they thought would work best in our living room – and this Burrard sectional was the winner! Guys, I love this sofa! The deep seats and chaise lounge make it so comfy…I only wish I would have gotten a couch with a chaise lounge sooner! I’ve had people ask about the firmness, and I will say that I do think it’s probably a little more on the firm side, not in an uncomfortable way though, and I actually like that because I feel like it holds it’s shape better than a super soft sofa would (and with my boys jumping all over it, that’s a must – ha!). And it’s definitely so cozy – I can sit on it for hours. I also like that the back cushions are easy to fluff up and reshape.
The other big change in this room was adding the rug! I knew this room needed a big rug, and I just could not decide on one for years. We went with the Texa rug in vanilla ivory. I know some of you are thinking that is a very light colored rug for a house with a bunch of boys running around. Yes it is. Am I nervous? Slightly. Ha! But as soon as it was down and I looked at our leather couch with it, I felt like it was just what the room needed and I love it. I sometimes felt a little overwhelmed with the amount of brown in the room. And the floor just has a pretty dark feeling overall (and always so orange-y too 😩- my dream is to one day refinish the floors and put a different finish on them, but that could be quite a while before that happens), so I wanted something to lighten it up a bit. The rug does have flecks of dark colors in it, so that helps! 😉
We also added the Tana stool and Copen floor lamp. I had been eyeing that stool for the last year or so, and it’s working so well as a side table in here. And that floor lamp is dreamy. That little corner is my happy place – simple, clean lines, white walls (I intentionally left them bare in this corner), a little bit of wood…perfect! 😌 And it’s no coincidence that it’s directly across from the chaise – so I can sit in my cozy spot, staring at that corner.
We love that Article offers beautiful, modern furniture at fair prices and has a 30-day, no questions asked guarantee – a little bit of peace of mind since buying furniture online can be a little iffy sometimes!We also made a new coffee table – a round one seemed like it would fit the space a little better, and it definitely does. We’ll be sharing the DIY for that soon. (We still have the old one, it’s in the family room now – I love it and was a little nervous I wouldn’t like a new one as much as that, but now I have two coffee tables I love!). We still have quite a few of the things we’ve always had in our living room. Since our house is an old farmhouse, built in the 1830s, I like to do a mix of the modern things I’m currently loving with some older pieces that give a nod to the character of an old farmhouse. I think it’s important to stay true to the character of your home, but also not feel like you live in some time capsule, and I love the mix of old and new. I’ve also been seriously taking after my mom with every new plant addition to the room! I kind of grew up in a plant jungle and now my boys can too! 😂We’ll be sharing the DIYs we made for the space over the next few weeks – so be sure to keep an eye out for those!
Burrard Sectional | Texa Rug| Tana Stool | Copen Floor Lamp | Coffee Table – DIY, coming soon | White wall shelves with wood brackets – DIY, coming soon | Leather Sofa | Sheepskin Throw | Pink Throw Blanket | Velu Pillow | Lucca Pillows | Blanket Ladder | Minimal White Vase | Highland Cow Poster | Crosby Floor Lamp | Lucky Woven Pillow | Curtains |
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