If my living room had a theme song it would be, to the tune of The Wheels On the Bus, “The things in the room go round and round, round and round, round and round. The things in the room go round and round, all through the years.” I just can’t seem to stop pushing the furniture around. I think this is the fifth furniture arrangement in five years.
Anyway…here we go, round five! I wanted to center the arrangement on the fireplace and also bring the couch and two chairs closer together to make for a better conversation area.
Here’s a reminder of how the furniture was situated just last week:
The downside is that it makes the room feel a bit smaller. The upside, for me at least, is that things feel balanced now. It’s also much better for sitting and talking when we have people over.
The blue crewelwork pillow on the couch (above) is from West Elm and the back pillows on the chairs (below), also in crewelwork, were recent Home Goods finds.
So what do you think? Better before or better now? Do you like symmetry in your rooms or do you play by your own rules? I like the new setup but miss the open space in the center just a bit.