A client of mine reached out this week asking for help finding a new media cabinet and it got me thinking about living rooms. We've all been talking for months now about setting up home offices and creating dining rooms that function as classrooms, but what about the space we all "retire to" at the end of our day? If I'm being honest, my living room is where I spend most of my day and I have a feeling you might be doing the same. Here's how you can refresh this space and get it ready to handle (hopefully only) a few more weeks at home.
The Family-Friendly Look
If you have a couple of little ones running around then you need performance fabric and extra storage. This sofa is custom, so it take a bit longer to get than other options, but it comes with the perk of being able to select the perfect fabric for your taste and lifestyle. The one shown here is done in the performance coastal linen in platinum which means it's oil and water-repellent and super easy to clean. The added bonus is that the whole sofa is covered in a slipcover, so just take it off and launder it if someone spills some milk (or wine) on the cushion. The coffee table is round (no hard edges to worry about) and provides storage for toys or blankets. The media cabinet is really cool. The fronts of the doors are reversible, yes REVERSIBLE! You can either go with the wood look shown here or turn them around for a gold and white palm pattern. A square and lumbar pillow finish out the look and pull in that gold, if that's the way you decide to go.
The Binge-Worthy Look
"What are you watching on Netflix?", asked everyone on the Zoom call. We were spending some of our weekends binge-watching before, but we're certainly bingeing all weekend long now. Let's embrace that with a sectional with enough room for the whole family, or all the roommates, to curl up on. Distressed wood pieces add warmth to the room, but aren't so precious that anyone will be mad if you forget to use that coaster. After all, who can bother to look away from the screen long enough to locate the coaster on the coffee table while Mrs. Maisel is working the stage? Finishing off the look is a couple of festive throw pillows (yellow, patterned), stylish enough to be the center of attention once we can all have friends over again, but cozy enough to hug while tearfully watching that last scene of The Notebook.
The Stylin' Small Space Look
All you studio-apartment people, this one's for you! This itty-bitty sectional and ottoman set is perfect for a small space when you still want the loungy comfort of a full sectional. When you can have people over again, the ottoman works well as additional seating, and until then think of it as your coffee table. Add a tray and perch your laptop or dinner plate there or stack magazines on it for safe keeping. Keeping all the wood elements in the same tone will unite the room and keep it from feeling cluttered. The walnut seen on the legs of the sectional is carried through to a side table (perfect for stowing a laptop) and the media console. The thinner mid-mod legs give it pizzazz while keeping the look light and airy. Because small doesn't mean dull, I've added a textured pillow to bring in a few additional colors that you could tie into your bedding, rug, or accessories.
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