Styling My Coastal Living Room for Winter
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New year, new layout! I got the urge to rearrange my living room furniture this weekend after I had packed away all the Christmas decor. Okay, maybe not all the Christmas decor, since I do still have a few naked Christmas trees lingering around that are waiting to be put up into the attic. Nevertheless, I am feeling much more refreshed with the transition to a very neutral style in my living room for the winter months. Spring comes pretty early around here, so I would consider January and most of February to be “winter”. ;)
You may recall that the two arm chairs were in front of the window overlooking the patio and the loveseat faced the chairs in a true “conversation room” setup. This room doesn’t have a TV and it’s sort of an odd shape, so I wasn’t sure this new arrangement would work but wanted to at least give it a try. Click the link below for a look at how this room was arranged previously.
I posted on my Instagram stories the other night about how even with chronic lower back pain I was able to move all of the furniture by myself, including flipping over the heavy jute rug, by using this handy dandy $5 product! Definitely a life - er, back saver!
To start, I placed the couch underneath the gallery wall and then flanked it with an arm chair on each side. I love using this ceramic garden stool as a side table. They are one of my favorite accent pieces! Looks like Summer likes it too.
Can you tell which plant is fresh and which is faux? I think a little pop of greenery always brings a space to life. A long time ago I read a bit of decor advice which stated that every room in the house should have something “living”! Since Summer follows me from room to room, does that count? ;)
I promise you don’t really notice the lamp cord until you peer into this corner closely. ;) This palm frond is real and I trimmed off the neglected edges with some scissors. During the holidays, I don’t trim fronds from our yard, so the plants tend to get a bit overgrown and the ends brown up a little bit. I spent 20 minutes outside hacking off old fronds to give room for new shoots.
What do you think of the new layout? The foyer is soaked in sunlight this time of day (late afternoon) so I’ll save that space for another day!
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