Decorating around the TV, Part 2

by Andrea Cooley

TV and gallery wallWe did it. We moved the TV and rearranged the living room, and I love it!

I don't know if I accomplished my goal of making the TV less of a focal point, it's front and center across from the sofa, but I think this is my favorite furniture arrangement for the living room. garage sale chairThe best part is, we were able to bring in another chair! My $10 garage sale find from a few years ago. Doesn't it look great? I think it looks like it belongs there in the corner by the fireplace. I love how the wood trim matches the mantel. And Adam was skeptical about having another chair in the living room, especially that chair, but I'm happy to report that it is his new favorite place to kick up his feet!

TV gallery wallI wasn't sure if there would be too much of a glare on the TV screen with it right across from the windows. Usually we only watch TV at night and we can always close the blinds if it's a problem during the day.

Back to the gallery wall. I did have to make a few tweaks to accomodate the big black box in front of it. Can you see what's new and what's missing? (here's what it looked like before)

Gemma Orkin bowlI took down the Home Sweet Home print (I'm hoping to rehang it soon!) and replaced it with a bowl. I remembered that I got plate hangers at Ace Hardware when I hung the plates in the ktichen and picked up a few more.

I've had the bowl (part of West Elm's collaboration with Gemma Orkin) for about 6 months. It's moved from the dining room table to the hutch, but I think it's found a more permanent home on the wall. I love having a round shape on the wall and the yellow looks great against the pale blue/gray wall.  Living room chairs and lampHere are some more pictures of the living room. I love having the chairs and the lamp here. One of my least favorite things about living in an older home is that there aren't any lights on the ceiling in the living room. Even with 3 lamps and 2 sconces in the room, it still feels dark at night. It's amazing what a difference moving this lamp made! It really lights up that half of the room!

living room fireplaceAnd here's the view from the dining room. Sorry it's so blown out, maybe I'll learn to really use our camera one of these days…

What do you think? I think we'll be keeping this arrangement for awhile!

Has anyone else rearranged their furniture lately and love it?

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