Earlier this spring I shared a tour of my mid-century modern living room. I love my living room, but we were running into one problem with it–and I mean we were literally running into it. The space just wasn’t completely functional. I love every single piece of furniture in the room, but the layout was feeling a bit crowded and the coffee table in the center of the room was too far away to be actually used. So a little rearranging was in order.
Here’s a reminder of the before:
See how small the coffee table looks in the center of the room? Just not very user-friendly.
And this wall was just crowded. Again, I love everything on the wall–the piano, the poufs, and the bar cart, but they were pushing the white chairs forward, which caused us to run into the gorgeous blue couch (man I love that couch!).
As I thought about the room, I kept coming back to one thought–I wanted the blue couch underneath my shelved gallery wall. To me, that was the starting point in the rearrangement. And here’s how it looks now:
Ahh, a much cleaner look against the wall. Notice that I moved a new coffee table in front of the couch so that you can actually have a drink while on the couch!
The original coffee table is still in the room, but it is now off-center on the rug and nearer our side gray chair. Yep, two coffee tables in one living room…what what!
There’s so much more leg room in front of our white chairs now.
I am LOVING our living room now. It feels like a whole new space (and it only took one year of us being in this house to realize how it should be arranged!).
And no worries–the piano and bar cart are safe and chic in the next door family room.