Wednesday, September 21, 2011

ch- ch- ch- changes...

This past weekend, we changed up our living room, after having the same arrangement for the last nine months. While the previous furniture placement was symmetrical, it made it a little difficult to walk around. One of our leather chairs stuck out in the middle of the room and left a narrow walkway. Plus, the view from our breakfast nook was the back of this chair.
So we decided to move both chairs on the same wall, creating a more open layout in the room.

However, this didn't solve our second dilemma- that huuuuge empty wall behind the chairs. Nick hung our PB floating shelves in the "dining room" section of the room a while ago, but they felt off-center, too high, and kind of lonely. So after much convincing, Nick accompanied me to Ikea to remedy the empty-wall situation.  After some awkwardness, well-documented by my friend Erin, I felt confident that we had found the right solution. 
We purchased 3 long white floating shelves, but quickly realized that two would suffice in the space. (Drat! That means a visit to the dreaded Ikea return center!)
I took down the smaller floating shelves to move to a yet-to-be-determined location, while Nick installed the longer shelves.
Of course, I couldn't leave them sitting empty, so...
The shelves make the space feel more defined and purposeful. Of course, this change inspired a few others, which I'll share sometime soon!  

5 comments:

  1. Youre so lucky to have a man who goes to Ikea with you.. My boyfriend came once and never again!
    And your place looks really good!!

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  2. Wow -- what a huge difference your new shelves make. Love how you styled them. Looks great!

    Jennywww.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  3. I hopped on over from TDC party. Those long floating shelves really define and anchor that space. I love IKEA and a quick trip there usually takes us 5 hours!

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  4. Very cute! I love the clean, bright look. We have so much stuff from IKEA. I'm trying to rationalize buying more shelving from them, but I haven't gotten around to it yet!

    Shannon @ Imperfectly-Inspired

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  5. LATOYA@The Scott's CribOctober 4, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    You have such a great space!  Love the shelves and the vignette!

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