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If you have been reading Love of Home for awhile you probably realize I don’t show the other half of my living room very often or maybe you didn’t realize that there was another half? Truth be told it’s kind of been a mish-mash of leftover pieces there to fill the space. That is until I found a couple key pieces to help me in creating a cohesive space that I love. The room has come together over time.
I’ve learned over the years it’s best to buy things you love and not just buy anything or buy something because it’s a good deal. I’ve also learned that you can live with and love the house even when it’s not perfect. I love the collected look and this room really has that feel for me. All the pieces are from different places, some are old and some are new. I was really happy to find the perfect sofa table the Evans sofa table. I wanted something to separate the dining room and living room spaces. My favorite thing is that the ends of the table mimic the pattern on our front porch, that clinched it for me! The dark wood is a nice contrast to the lighter furnishings and rugs.
I loved the simple modern style of the Lucidity lamp. I love adding a lamp to a sofa table and in this case, it’s not just to be pretty it’s functional since there is no overhead lighting in the room. I found this pretty glass base lamp from Raymour and Flanigan. I love the glass so visually it doesn’t take up a lot of space and the white contemporary drum shade goes perfectly with the room.
I added a small ironstone pitcher with some pink flowers for color. I’m a flower person so flowers in some capacity are a must. I added a few stacked books and a long bowl with goes with the shaped of the table filled with vase filler. Once it gets a little warmer I will change those out for seashells from our trip to Florida.
I have a small mercury glass jug that coordinates with the mercury glass lamps in the living room. A photo of the kids (gotta have the kids!).
I added a basket on the bottom shelf and it’s the same as the baskets I used in the nook next to the table. I think the key to making it look pretty is to use a variety of things but not too many so it’s not cluttered. Everything on the sofa table refers back to something I’ve used elsewhere in the room.
My tips for styling a sofa table.
Vary the height of objects. Stack books, use a tall lamp.
Add texture. Add a basket or fabric.
Add a pop of color with books or flowers.
Use seasonal items. Try pinecones, seashells or eggs.
Feature a collection. Showcase a collection of cameras, typewriters or books.
Add a natural touch. Any flower, branches or greens.
Mix & match. Use found items with new items it gives a collected look.
If you’re in need a new piece or two visit Raymour & Flanigan they also have a great selection of home decor and accent pieces and many of them ship free nationwide. The folks at Raymour & Flanigan were so nice to work with and there are so many styles to choose from. Definitely something for everyone.