The living room is designed to be lived in, and a gorgeous, welcoming living room where everyone wants to spent time together is exactly the kind of living room I always wanted in our home. I also wanted to move past my typical black and cream tones and old-fashioned patterns I’ve become known for, and breathe new life into our home with new styles and fresh colors, so when I redesigned out living room with Raymour & Flanigan, I was ready to step outside my comfort zone and have some fun!
I opted for blue and brown shades, and the results were dreamy and cozy and elicit admiration from everyone who visits and sits in our living room…our makeover literally made our living room the most magnetic room in the house.
It all came together nicely when I look back at it all, and it’s even more wonderful when we are actually living in it, and enjoying it!
This comfy sofa, the Saddler Leather sofa, is perfect for snuggling on under some blankets while reading a good book, or playing together on, or if you are like my husband, curling up with a good cup of hot cocoa and reading a sports magazine. It’s become the centerpiece of our living room room, eye catching and delicious with its rich chocolately tufted leather.
And my sons now adore this room, whether calling me over for story time on the sofa, or lounging around in and joking together before heading to the pool or school or soccer (or relaxing when they come back)… it’s their new favorite room in the house.
The details are what makes all these pieces from Raymour & Flanigan so wonderful; so many details that make each piece unique, beautiful, multi-functional. The nail head trim on the sofa and trunk, the lamp base with an arm that swings out to draw the light closer for reading, the coffee tables with extra seating and storage and functions, all well thought out and gorgeous and practical.
The Cambridge Slate Area Rug that is the foundation of our new living room is a rich grey blue with vines of leaves stretching across its tapestry, and goes perfectly with the chocolate brown leather of the Saddler Sofa and the Saddler Trunk (shown below). The Saddler Trunk opens up to reveal a large storage area inside that makes a great place to put extra pillows and blankets, board games, books, photo albums, anything, and when the top is on it’s extra seating or a stylish coffee table that matches the Saddler Sofa.
We separated the two Boka Nesting Tables to use as end tables, because they were just so pretty to be relegated to being solely brought out when we needed a few extra surfaces for guests. The space underneath the nesting tables was roomy enough that we added storage baskets to keep our sons favorite books and games, turning the living room corner with the Script Accent Chair and the Saddler Trunk into a kid-friendly reading nook. One of our Riverside Swing Arm Table Lamps adorns each Boka Nesting Table, so we can all read as we relax together in the evenings.
What do you think of our new living room? It’s more magnificent that I hoped, perfect for our family time and for hosting guests, and very affordable from Raymour & Flanigan. If you have ideas for your dream living room, you can find them at Raymour & Flanigan and with their white glove delivery service, not have to lift a finger to have it all delivered and set up in your home just where you want it all.
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