Our living room has been in a state of flux for long enough.
It was "done" once, but then I saw this at the thrift shop:
Bye bye, country pine armoire. Hello, mid-century sideboard.
Of course it went with nothing (except the awesome gourd lamp I bought years ago), but I figured I could build around it...eventually.
If you'll just look around with me for a minute, you can see we haven't progressed very far. It's still very much a hodgepodge. I didn't even bother to tidy up for the pictures, because, frankly, it doesn't help much.
The chair with the plaid blanket is not really a design choice. We brought it in for extra seating at the holidays, and the cats decided it makes a lovely place to sleep. Likewise, the side tables and lamps--just inexpensive, functional things until we decide what we want.
The sofa is new, and we bought it based on its low profile (so it would not block windows) and comfort. I also wanted something with a slipcover, because we weren't sure how it would fare against two sets of kitten claws. The chair goes unused 99% of the time and will be replaced by one of the Danish chairs if we ever get it put back together.
This is a real black hole. The room is sort of long and narrow, so we have this empty space at one end. We used to have a thrift shop sideboard down there, with a collection of mirrors hanging above it. We replaced the sideboard with this cabinet, because it goes better with the other cabinet piece, but it looks lonely over there.
There is also a lot of blank wall to the left of the tv.
A view from the other end.
Help! It looks terrible, and we are at a loss.
Between the shape of the room, 11 by 22, and the window and door placement, we just can't figure out what to do. And whatever we do, we don't want to spend a lot of money.
Where would you start?