Adventures in Almost-House Buying: Part 2: Our Almost-Living Room

One of the things we loved most about our Almost-House was the layout. With a modest-sized living room at the front of the house and a large den-like addition at the back, we were dreaming of having a true front living room solely dedicated to reading, conversation, and watching the neighborhood from the big picture window facing the street.

{the entryway}

Right LR Wall
{the living room wall on the right}

Left LR Wall
{the living room extending to the left}

This would be a room with nice furniture and no TV. A place to unwind. With that in mind, our plans for this room centered around a new leather couch and moody paint color.

Almost-Living Room Plan

When I made this moodboard, I focused on using as much of our current furniture and accessories as possible. The only new purchases would be the leather couch, coffee table, and paint. I’d put the sofa on the wall facing the picture window and replace the light fixture with our DIY pendant light. The two vintage chairs would face the sofa with a large area rug centered in the room.

The colors are a little more masculine than our current living room, but I’ve been leaning towards this style more and more lately, and it’s right up Stephen’s alley.

What do you think?

Leather sofa: Wayfair
Chairs: vintage from my grandparents
Rug: West Elm
Curtains: Ikea (may be discontinued)
White end table: vintage
Coffee table: AllModern (we would look for something vintage)
Map: Schoolhouse Electric
Paint: Valspar’s Gray Silt
Lighting: our DIY pendant (inspired by Anthropologie)

Next time: Part 3: Our Almost-Bedrooms

P.S. Check out Part 1 of our Adventures in Almost-House Buying here.

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