The new couch is in place, and we absolutely love it. It's done wonders for our awkward living room. We never would have thought of getting a sectional before... we'd always thought our space was way too small to accommodate one. But it actually works great! It provides the same amount of seating as we had with the two couches, but it has a smaller overall footprint. It cuts off less of the entry to the living room, which gives the space a little more breathing room. I'm even noticing the room looks lighter, probably because the window isn't as blocked off by furniture!
We also added some new throw pillows in a cheerful floral pattern that never would have worked in our primary-color room before, but add a punch of color to the new, neutral sofa. They're actually just new pillow covers, that fit the pillows we had on the red sofa perfectly. I snapped them up at Target for only $3.50 a piece! I think they're surprisingly sophisticated for that price tag.
Here are the details of our new and improved living room:
-Pittsburgh Paint Lemongrass Sage
Trim and fireplace color:
-Benjamin Moore Stone Arrowhead
Sectional from www.slumberland.com
Entertainment center from www.ikea.com
Storage ottoman from www.target.com
Lamp from www.target.com
Pillow cushions from www.target.com
Artwork from www.etsy.com, my husband, and mother-in-law