We have been in our home for over 16 years and I finally feel like our living room is complete. Yes, it really did take me this long to pull it all together. I wish I had photos from when we first moved in and we had a collection of his and her furniture. My old floral couch and lace curtains, would have been quite the before and after!
I was going for a clean, modern farmhouse feel with comfortable pieces that would hold up for a long time. I chose light colored walls and light furnishings. I add pops of color with throws and pillows. I love blending the old with the new. It makes for a unique mix and a collected over time feel (which is certainly true in our case!).
Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing an upholstered piece. You should consider how much the pieces will be used. This may dictate what fabric you choose. You may want to get the protected fabrics that are easy to clean if it’s in a space you will be eating or playing. Since this is in our living room which is the room with no TV I was able to go with a lighter fabric. We use this room to visit, study and read. You’ll also want to make sure it’s comfortable! I love the scale of this loveseat it’s perfect even if you’re short. Don’t forget to ask if pillows come with what you are purchasing.
The finishing piece was my loveseat from Raymour & Flanigan. I loved the simple style, clean lines and the neutral fabric, perfect for a farmhouse. It’s exactly what I was looking for and the size was perfect for the space!! I shared our sofa table and lamp in my post a couple weeks ago and this new loveseat is across from that seating area. My particular loveseat you can find here.
The loveseat came with two pretty pillows but as you know I like to mix things up so I moved those to the slipper chairs and used plain linen pillows in their place.
I added the pop of navy and green to mimic what I did on the sofa in the other half of the room. The throw is a charcoal gray which is a nice contrast to the light loveseat. My collection of ironstone platters made their debut on my Spring Open House post. I added some flowering pear tree branches from my parent’s yard to my faux green leaves for a natural touch.
I’m so happy with the way it turned out. It really does make me smile every time I’m in the room. I think I really appreciate it since it took so long to get it to this point! Don’t get discouraged when putting together a room, it takes time. When it’s finally there you’ll love it!
I want to thank the folks at Raymour & Flanigan they were terrific to work with. If you stop in, please tell them Susan sent you!