So, we are living with it. I don’t think I actually like it, but I don’t mind it as much. Surprisingly, our things look pretty good in this room, and the more we add, the more the roses fade into the background.
|Living rooms should feel “lived in”– don’t you think? We spend so much time here.|
|A place for very small people.|
The one “new” purchase we made for the room is the big coffee table, which we found at a Habitat store that was closing. I like it so much, we bought it before we even knew where we would be living! I can’t wait to have a game night, with people sitting around it to play. And I love keeping seasonal arrangements on it. By the way, that beetle is an antique functional item– can you guess what it was used for?
Putting the shelves up really helped, and I would like to find a large piece of artwork or something to put on the wall on the left. In fact, we could use a whole lot more artwork in this room We’re working on it!
I also thought that having a green couch in here would be really awkward and Christmas-y. But I think it’s OK. We had originally bought this as a guest room piece, since it converts to a sofa, and I spent a lot of time looking for another couch for the living room. But maybe we’ll keep it here, and maybe we’ll find another cover for it down the road.
Back to the wallpaper… The thing about the wallpaper is that it feels very British. There is a part of me that would feel bad trying to erase the British character from the room– we are here, after all! So, I will do my best to embrace it.
I feel really happy about this room. We looked at so many Victorian era homes that had tiny, tiny little living rooms. This one feels generous and cozy, all at the same time. And we are very lucky that the owner is allowing us to actually light fires in the fireplace– something usually prohibited for insurance reasons. I love sitting on the couch in here, working on the computer and looking out the window. It’s definitely the room I feel most “at home” in.
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