Defining a Living Space :: Rearranged Living Room

You all have heard me complain about my “crazy” living room wall.  It basically was a whole lot of pretty stuff trying to accent our rather large flat screen.  I will admit I am as guilty as the next person, that I allowed my decoration to revolve around the TV.  When TV watching is the main purpose of the room, it is hard not to.  But I had had enough.  And it was time for a change. 

Rearranging is very crazy.  And you may notice my step risers in the background.  When not watching TV, I often work out in this room so my workout equipment gets hidden behind couches and under tables.  Because, let’s be honest, if you have to dig it out of somewhere, like your garage, you probably aren’t going to use it very often…DSC_0494 It doesn’t help to leave housework unfinished (like not putting away clean laundry).  It only gets in the way. DSC_0496 And you should try not to make too many barriers, trapping yourself in one room.  But if you are lucky, you will have a bar you can fling your body over onto the couch.  DSC_0498 And somehow after rearranging, I still had all of this that once was in our living room.  Scary how much I can fit into one room.  DSC_0528 The new-less cluttered-non TV centered-multi-functioning living room (that has yet to be painted):

I needed to break up the biggest wall into sections.  I now have a TV space centered around decoration and a separate desk space that helps the room be sectioned off into a better flowing space.  That was a mouthful.  Feel free to read twice.  DSC_0705It is tempting to think that by cutting up the room with a couch like this would make it feel smaller, yet it somehow actually makes the room look bigger.  DSC_0706 DSC_0708 DSC_0710 This little table behind the couch is the top of a two piece desk.  We sold the desk and they didn’t want this top piece.  I painted it, sewed some drop cloth curtains, and bought two tension rods to make it into a functioning side table.  We hide all of our games under there.  DSC_0711 I love that as you walk down the stairs, there is a focal point to look at now.  DSC_0712 DSC_0713 It finally feels pulled together…finally…DSC_0716Have you allowed your TV to take over a room?



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10 comments:

  1. I love how you rearranged your living space. I like it a lot!! I have to say, I never realized how large your home is... what a big living, dining and kitchen you have!! I think you've done a great job with all your rooms. You so have a flair for design and decorating..great job!!

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  2. I hate that the TV is our focal point. You did a great job, and a lot of work! It looks really nice.

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  3. It looks GREAT, Ashley!!!! YES, the TV is the center-freaking-focal point of our living room, and I hate it. It's slightly better since I added the media console underneath, but there's nothing else on the wall...

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  4. I love what you've done. It looks great! Want to come do mine? ;-)

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  5. Yes. I like that much better. At least you don't have an old huge box t.v. with fake wood grain on the side from 1991 like I do. haha! My t.v. is an eye sore! But hey, it still works.

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  6. Thanks for including the picture of your laundry on the floor. It makes me feel a lot better about the state of my house!

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  7. You definitely have a flair for decorating! I'm thinking you were tired when you were finished!

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  8. LOVE! I recently did a living room redo...I had a full wall shelving unit that I LOVED but it took up an entire wall!

    I moved it & made it jut out to create it's own wall, dividing our dining area from our living area...like your couch, I was afraid it would make the room appear smaller but it's actually fabulous!

    Great job!!

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  9. I love your makeover!!! It looks so beautiful - and all my favorite colors! Yes, I did a week's worth of blog posts last year when I rearranged our family room to accomodate our mammoth free standing big screen TV! Your room looks fantastic!... Donna

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  10. You have so many beautiful things, my eyes never stop looking at everything. So nice, I love the new look.
    No, the TV is an old one, brought back from Germany many years ago so its to the side; however, QVC is having some awesome deals and when we do get a new one we plan to center it on the wall, not getting around that unfortunately.

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