Have you ever had a room in your home that you wish you didn’t have? A space that has been sitting unused and neglected for years? For me, that room is the formal living room. But now, I’ve finally decided to transform it into a conversation room that will bring joy and unity to our home.
The Problem with Unused Spaces
It’s easy to overlook certain rooms in our homes, focusing instead on the ones we use more frequently. However, I’ve come to realize that not liking a space might play a part in its lack of use. The formal living room, located right by the front door, is a prime example. It’s time to give it the attention it deserves and make it feel like an integral part of our home.
From Wasted Space to Conversation Hub
Just like a dining room, even if you don’t use it every day, you still want it to be finished and inviting. That’s why I’m excited to share my plans for the small living room transformation. I call it a conversation room because that’s the vibe I want to create – a cozy and intimate space where meaningful conversations can take place.
The Evolution of Style
Over the years, our home has evolved, and it’s time for the formal living room to catch up. While I still find the galaxy wall fun, it’s time for something new. The small rug that is currently in the room doesn’t do it justice. I’ve learned the hard way that investing in the right-sized rug is worth it for the overall look and feel of the space.
The Design Process
As I embark on this design journey, I will share every step with you. From deciding on the furniture to tackling any challenges that come my way, I want you to be a part of this transformation. So stay tuned for the final reveal of the completed conversation room!
Finding the Perfect Pieces
To ensure that the furniture doesn’t overpower the space, I’ve decided to go for a loveseat and two chairs. In our main living room, we have the Buchanan sofa and loveseat, which have served us well. However, this time I’m considering something with down-blend wrapped cushions for added comfort.
The York line offers various options in terms of size, configuration, arm preferences, and more. I’m leaning towards the slope arm design, as it complements our existing square arm Buchanans. Whether to go for a single bench seat or two seat cushions is still undecided, but I’m leaning towards the double cushion. I had the chance to test out the York chair in-store, and it felt amazing.
Timing is Everything
To make the most of any discounts or sales, I plan to finalize and place my orders around Labor Day. It’s incredible how those discount percentages can add up, especially when it comes to furniture. Plus, since PB offers flat-rate delivery, it’s more cost-effective to order all the bulk items at once.
Choosing the Right Wall Color
Picking a wall color can be a daunting task, especially when you have limitations. In our home, the main floor’s trim color is SW “Creamy,” which means I can’t go for walls that are too white, as it will clash. To maintain consistency throughout the open space, I’ve decided to stick with a greige color – a blend of gray and beige.
Starting with Pale Oak, I’ll test how it looks in the room before making a final decision. It’s always a good idea to start with one color and see how it feels in the space before overwhelming yourself with an array of options.
Revamping the formal living room into a conversation room is an exciting project that will breathe new life into our home. Stay tuned for more updates as I transform this space into a place where conversations flow and connections grow.
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