Cali Home | the living room

 

I used to rearrange my furniture every couple of months; but after living in six different houses, I’ve gotten a lot better at knowing the one way my furniture will fit into the house. The one way. I’ve often wondered with all of the houses I’ve lived in, if a designer would ever have a suggestion that I haven’t thought of – without buying new furniture. If I bought new furniture every time I moved…. well, that would be fun. And I would be broke.

Because I move, I have learned that instead of buying pieces for specific room, I need to try to look for pieces that could have multiple functions and most importantly fit into multiple rooms. For example, I bought these two square wood and metal shelves for a specific room in the first house I lived in in Colorado. They were literally the perfect fit, framing a couch – also bought for that specific room. And then I moved and both houses I’ve lived in after, it has been a struggle to figure out how to use them. I still have trouble with what to put on them. Look closely, you’ll see.  I put them up for sale here, and when I moved them to take photos of them, I like where they landed, so I kept them. Plus my husband told me that if I sell them we would have literally no furniture left in our living room…he had a point.

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COUCHES | ASHLEY FURNITURE
CURTAINS | JCPENNEY
BASKETS | ETSY
STEER HEAD DECOR | TARGET
HANGING PLANTER | DIY
THROW PILLOWS | WORLD MARKET +
WALL HANGING | DIY
CORNER SHELVES | WORLD MARKET
END TABLE | TARGET
WOODEN STUMP END TABLE | DIY
TV STAND |  WORLD MARKET
CACTUS | CB2
WOODEN POT | TARGET
STATE SIGNS | DIY
THROW | TARGET
COAT RACK | COSTCO
RUG | TARGET
FRAMES | MICHAELS ARTS & CRAFTS
PICTURE SHELVES | IKEA
BASKET | TARGET

STILL TO ADD  
PRINTS FOR FRAMES | I’m thinking a buffalo or horse print. I have a cactus print that will probably go up there, and maybe another print of mine from Yosemite.

A RUG | This space NEEDS a rug! I’ve found the perfect one, it’s just not in the budget…yet.

A COFFEE TABLE | A coffee table would bring a little depth to the room too, but I just can’t decided on what I want. Especially since the plan is to get new couches next move. I don’t want to purchase a coffee table that limits my couches selection. With the exception of wanting somewhere to put my food, and rest my feet, I don’t really miss not having a coffee table. And the boys love the open space.

A POOF OR TWO | I’m not totally sure about this one, but I think I’d would like the coziness of having something like this around.

NEW COUCHES | Hahaha, but for real. Not kidding. But not until the next move. It’s happening husband!


And that’s the California living room. Well for now. It is always changing, at least minimally. I’m in the middle of working on a new wall hanging, and I might like this one better than the first. The plan is to put the one I’m currently working on outside, but if I really like it… I think a rug will drastically add to the vibe, maybe a poof or two?