The past few weeks, we’ve been working on our living room. Lesley convinced us to move the piano into our dining room, which opened up a huge amount of space in our living room and allowed us to move our TV to an area that is not the focal point. But now we have a huge blank wall of space. The problem with our living room, if you’ve never been there are two fold: 1) it not that big (at least as far as living rooms go), although I know that there are many people reading this with far smaller spaces than we have and 2) there are four doors in the room and a wall covered with built ins and a fireplace. That leaves very little space for placing couches, chairs, etc. We have decided that a couch and a love seat are the best solution and that our recliner (which I love, but just doesn’t fit anywhere) has to go.
Now the question is: what kind of love seat should we get? We talked to two interior design experts and both agreed that we should not try to match our chocolate brown couch. Instead we should go with a color (because our living room is very brown and white) and maybe a pattern (but we don’t really like any of our pattern options).
We went looking yesterday at the craziest store on the planet (well, at least in Portland and there are lots of crazy stores in Portland), City Liquidators . If you live in the area and have never been there, block out and afternoon and visit the three stories of crazy good deals, clutter, and detritus. Just don’t be there in a fire. We found quite a few options in love seats, but I think that this is our top choice as of now. This is a picture of the same couch, but imagine it in a love seat. Of course we’ll have to get a new area rug, but ours is falling apart anyway. What do you think? Do you like it?