I mentioned recently that I found a couch that I just loved and had my heart set on, well - that dream was crushed. Ha! Tip of advice when purchasing a home - measure your room before looking at couches. Not only was my dream of the particular couch I wanted crushed, but my dream for a sectional in general was crushed. Sigh. I totally had my heart set on a nice sectional, because I just love the comfort of them, especially when there is more than one person on the couch with you! So with that said, the hunt for a new set up began this weekend.
After sitting in my house on the floor measuring for about a half hour or more I came to the realization that pretty much the best option was to get a larger sofa and a side chair, because that's what would fit best with still allowing for an openness within the room. WAHHH. BUTTTT - don't worry, I'm okay with this now, even though I may have shed a tear. hahaha. A local furniture store helped me out to the point where I feel like I owe them dinner of some sort or at least an invitation to my housewarming party. We looked through tons of catalogs and pulled up various sofas on their computer for a closer look and I finally settled on one that I truly love.
So not only did I not get a sectional, but I also didn't purchase one in the color I originally planned for either. Without further ado .. my new sofa -
I love it. Truly. It's not at all what I had envisioned from the get-go but the tuft pillows and the slightly curved arms are totally my style and scream contemporary yet girly at the same time. Now the throw pillows those are absolutely hideous and will immediately go into some pillow covers I am purchasing, most likely through Etsy or even at IKEA!
Now the next piece I am absolutely dying over. I wasn't sure at first if it would be "too" much for the room, almost like I was trying too hard or if it would over power the sofa, but I really think once the pillows are changed to a more modern print and throwing this comfy, furry throw I just bought at IKEA over the top of it for "decor meets warmth" it will fit in so nicely.
I'm kind of really excited now! I intend to add in some more textures to the room to ensure a warm, cohesive look, like modern styled basket bins, printed pillows and possibly some sticks or something of the like. We shall see.
While on my furniture escapade I found the most adorable bed in the world for Blake and within a second of looking at it I added it to my list of items to purchase. I'm a sucker. Yep. She needed a larger bed to transition to, although we were going to use twin bunk beds a friend of mine was going to give us, I just decided a full bed might just be the way to go so we don't have to buy again in a few years. The picture below is of the twin version but we purchased a full. Heart it.
Needless to say this was quite the busy weekend. Furniture shopping, hardware shopping and painting galore. Things are coming along nicely - much nicer than I expected and I am so relieved. Next up, is the carpet change and the completion of the paint. Hoping and crossing my fingers for a move-in this weekend, but all will depend on the installation of the carpet. Just wait til I show you the before and after photos. What a difference already!