Hi, guys! Sharing a little living room rearranging today! You might ask yourself, didn’t you just do this room? Where did your cabinets go? The answer is, yes! I just made over my living room for the spring One Room Challenge! Here’s an image from that “after.”
The whole reason I had to do some rearranging is because I moved the glass cabinets to the bedroom I designed in the Show House I’m working on. Have no fear, they will be returned! But in the mean time, I had an empty wall and some rearranging to do. Lol!
Find a focal point. In some cases, that comes naturally, with a fireplace or a large beautiful window (or for some people, the tv). Pick what you want to focus on and place the furniture accordingly. In my space, the cabinets were the focal point, so I placed furniture across from each other, highlighting the glass cabinets when you walk in the space. But with them gone, I obviously didn’t want a blank wall to be a focal point. So, I actually borrowed a bookcase from my family room, placed it under the arches, and made that custom wall the focal point instead.
Don’t use a matching set! Gone are the days where you buy one sofa, one loveseat, and one chair all in the same fabric. That’s a total snooze fest, if you ask me. Mix things up. Consider using a pair of chairs with a sofa instead of a love seat. And add visual interest by using different fabrics! If your sofa is chenille, consider using a leather or velvet on the other pieces!
Think outside the box. Look around the house and see if there’s something you can use that isn’t intended for what you’re actually needing. Take this vintage trunk, for example. Turned on its side, it makes for a cool side table…
Consider the flow when you enter a space. Have a large wall? Typically, that works best for the sofa, and you can place chairs across from it. It’s easier to see over and between low profile chairs than it is for a sofa. You don’t want to be looking at the back of a sofa when you enter a room. In some cases, you don’t have a choice, and when that happens, a sofa table behind it, with decorative items on top, really helps.
There are no rules! If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s that your home is YOURS, and unless you live in the room and see how it flows and what works for you, no one can tell you exactly how to place your furniture.
Shop the room…
If you have a question for me, leave it in the comments below! Thanks for visiting, friends!
Very good write-up. I certainly love this website. Thanks!
Thanks so much!
your house is amazing
Thank you so much!
I just came across your living room pictures on Instagram, and the biggest print on one of the walls is amazing. Could you please share where you got it from? Was it BFFPrints as well?
Hi there! Can you please let me know what the image looks like so I can better help? I’ve had a few large images on that wall over the years and I’m not sure which you’re referring to:) Is it the most resent one? You can find what’s currently there from link: https://rstyle.me/+fVw9d6XFADPYmKSMW6W0PA
You have such lovely taste, I enjoyed your insta posts! Would you ever be able to share the source for your chandelier in your living room, as seen in your blog on living room refresh? Thank you again.
Thank you! Absolutely! Can you tell me which one you’re referring to? Is it the long gold one? Or the one that looks like a spider?
What a cool room! Where is that amazing white stool from?
Thank you! That’s from Home Goods!
Hi! Love your room! Can you please share the paint color on your walls? And, where did you find the rug and sofa?
Thanks so much
Thank you! BM Jet Black
Hi, love your seemingly effortless and cozy style. Can you tell me where the beige sofá is from (per your post on sept 18, 2020)? Many thanks!
Thank you so much! Sadly, that sofa is over ten years old from a local shop that’s now out of business!
Such a beautiful room, could you share the area rug details.
Also do you do online design consulting?
Thank you! Unfortunately, I don’t do online consulting at this time. Here’s a link to the rug! https://rstyle.me/+-SmrukCAyr0oDS_bF2DC8w