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Living Room Furniture Rearranging

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Now that the kitchen makeover is complete. I am enjoying not spending 24/7 in paint clothes. (I will post the final before and after with a list of everything I did, used, and cost on Monday). It is also nice to get back to a normal work day and routine that was thrown off a bit over the past months as I concentrated on the kitchen and foyer makeovers.

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It feels good to have the time to get some smaller projects done around the house now. Like my studioffice.

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Another project I have been wanting to do was figure out a way to make my living room feel more cohesive. I have never been happy with the furniture arrangement around the sofa and in the corner. Everything in the room except for the 2 swivel rockers and round metal side tables came from my previous house. When we first moved in, I made the best with what I had to fit into the room in a functional way, but the room never felt quite right.

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About 2 weeks ago when I was sitting on the sofa watching Netflix and working on a post I realized what the room needed. It needed more light for reading, but also something to add some interest to the room.

I got up to get a tape measure and then pulled the IKEA chest of drawers and folding screen in the corner out of the way.  With the corner empty I was able to easily slide the sofa away from the wall to see how far it could be placed from the wall without breaking up the pathway through the room.  I measured the distance from the wall to the back of the sofa and then went online in search of a long console style table to place behind the sofa that wasn’t wider than 16″ wide.

Everett Foyer Table from World Market

I found the perfect one and ordered it on the spot. It is from World Market. It is called The Everett Foyer Table.

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I love the light stained finish and the fact that it took only 15 minutes to put together. No paint brush or sandpaper needed. :-)

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It is 70.9″ long x 15.7 deep x 31.9″ high. I rarely buy brand new furnishings. 75% of the furniture I have are hand-me downs and thrift store finds that I have made over to fit my decorating style.

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The table even has two drawers.  Since I am using it against the wall, I won’t be using the drawers…

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…just the top where I plan to place larger lamps to provide more lighting and some colorful decorative accessories.

Living room furniture arranging ideas

I am going to play around with the arrangement over the weekend and will be adding new colorful sofa cushion covers and wall art for spring and summer.

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Having the time to sit, feel and see what a room really needs in the way of form and function is one of the best things you can do when trying to figure out how to decorate a room.

furniture rearranging with a console table

I plan to shop my house this weekend to come up with something pretty and spring like to add to the table.

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I know it is only a table…but I am pretty excited that I found something that didn’t require a makeover.

I love to transform furniture, but it is nice not to have to DIY every once in a while.

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31 Comments

  1. You certainly have earned the “right to buy” a new piece of furniture Diane! Your advice to sit in the room is an excellent one. Even if it’s a lawn chair…grab one and imagine all the things you will be doing in that room. Enjoy your day! ;)

  2. I like having a place to set decorative pieces and the table fit the bill perfectly. I, too, usually only do the “reuse/re-purpose/thrift store furniture” and feel a little guilty when I buy a new piece. (Although I shouldn’t!) That was a great addition to the room – and I’m glad for you it was just a quick assembly and placement – sometimes we need “easy”!

    One question: Would you share where is the clock from? I’m on the search for one :)

  3. It must have made your day to find a finished table that works in your room!
    Enjoy your new arrangement!!