I’m sure you’re all familiar with the domino effect. You know when you move something or get something new and then you have to do a bit of moving around to make things looked balanced.
I was playing a little of that yesterday. Three months ago we ordered a new sectional for our upstairs family room. We needed furniture for downstairs and decided that we would move the red leather down and buy new for up here. They delivered it on Tuesday.
Usually when I go shopping I know just exactly what I love. This time I had a difficult time. Everything out there was neutral. Not that I didn’t love it, but was it practical in our family room that we use 24-7?
I finally bit the bullet and ordered it. The material has a linen look, but has polyester in it so it should wear well. The only thing worrying me now is tiny grandie hand prints. I don’t want to be one of those grandmas that are constantly getting after the kids. I want them to feel welcome and relaxed.
This is what we had before. A red leather couch and love seat. No worries, just wiped clean. I had seen this set at a Home Show and fell in love with it about 4 years ago. Ordered it and although we have really loved it, it really is a bit small for my 6’3” hubby. Notice how it’s just pushed back? Waiting for someone to come help us carry it downstairs. That will happen tonight.
I love the new set and it really does look fresh and clean. Still trying to decide which coffee table to put with it. I can shop around the house and I have a couple of choices.
I got to pick the fabric for the pillows. I tried to stay with the colors I already had. Red, aqua, and green. I love the bits of mustard too!
Goes pretty cute with my green houndstooth chair.
Like I said, I did a bit of moving around. I had to smile because yesterday when I got up hubby said, “Jann, this is what I think we need to do. He then proceeded to tell me that I needed to move the table that I painted houndstooth behind the sofa and the little green one into the walkway”. Hmmm, since when did he become a decorator? lol! Hidden talent for sure!
Originally this was in front of the window and the houndstooth table was here. Good call hubby! It’s amazing how this new sofa brings out the color of my blue ‘Silver Sage’ painted wall. A lot of people never even noticed that it was blue. In fact my dil asked me not to long ago if we had just painted it. I laughed, did that about 6 months after we moved in.
I might switch this little end table out for some trunks I have upstairs. Like I say, cha-cha-changes. It never ends!
Change can sometimes be difficult, but if we don’t stress and just work with it, it’s so much fun!
Any changes in your life lately?
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