My sister's living room has been the same for the past 16 years and she was more than ready for a redesign. Kim is the "Queen" of yard sales and has really scored a number of beautiful things over the past year. Enough in fact to completely redo her living room! From the leather sofa to the lamps to every piece of artwork on the walls, all were purchased at either a yard or home sale. She has a great eye for pretty things and has amassed quite a collection. Now it's time to put it all together in order to create a beautiful new living space.
So this was what I walked into on the day of the redesign.
Kim cleared almost everything out of the room so we could start with a clean slate. The first thing I did was to position the sofa in the center of the room and then the area carpet and trunk were placed in front of it. The carpet defines the seating area and the trunk makes for a beautiful coffee table. This arrangement also allows Kim to see right into the family room so she can enjoy the fireplace from her living room.
(The carpet and trunk are both yard sale finds)
Then a club chair taken from the family room and one of the two end tables already in the room, were placed on an angle to the sofa. A wonderful yard sale lamp on the tabletop helps to complete this cozy reading nook. Two yard sale pictures were hung side by side on the wall to fill the blank space.
We brought down a portion of the wall unit which was upstairs in one of the bedrooms, and placed it against the long wall where the sofa originally sat. I accessorized it with all of Kim's yard sale finds. The clock is one of her favorites so I moved the middle shelf down and placed it in the center of the wall unit. Positioning the clock against the dark wood of the wall unit makes it to pop and it becomes more of a statement in the room than if it was just hung on the light color wall.
The other end table went on the far side of the sofa and with yet another yard sale lamp placed on top.
Since the back of the sofa can be seen from the entryway, a small table from the kitchen was added to the room's arrangement to act as a sofa table. A plant was placed under it for color and a lovely iron piece purchased from a yard sale for $20 was placed on top to add interest.
Accessories were brought back in and artwork was hung to create this warm and inviting room.
Kim loves the finished room. It has the warm colors she adores and all of her yard sale treasures surround her in this beautiful new living space.
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