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Redecorating The Living Room

Updated on April 14, 2011

Time To Reclaim Our Living Room

My daughter and her two children, Anna and Tommy, are moving to a place of their own after living 3 years with us. We have given her the couch and coffee table from the living room plus all the furniture from their bedrooms so she will have furniture in the new place. The TV and entertainment system belong to her but she will be leaving the entertainment center as it is too large for her new place. I am sitting here looking at a half empty living room now. It is time to reclaim our living room and make it ours again.

Rough Draft of New Living Room
Rough Draft of New Living Room

What First?

I have to think of where we want everything

Ok, let's take inventory of what we have left in the room and where we want it to go. The loveseat can stay over by the windows to the front of the house with the file cabinet and air conditioner next to it. The entertainment center and the new TV (we just bought to go in our living room) will have to be moved over by the heater. The boxes of yarn can go in the bedroom to the left down the hall. The recliner will have to go in the first bedroom on the right or where the computer is. The computer will go where the entertainment center is. Ok, that sounds good. We now have to find another loveseat to go with the one that we currently own.

Since I did this drawing myself, I am not sure the dimensions are right for everything. But, you get the idea of what I am talking about.

Angel's Entertainment Center We'll Be Using

Angel's Entertainment Center We'll Be Using
Angel's Entertainment Center We'll Be Using

Old Setup For Living Room - recliner and computer area

recliner and computer area
recliner and computer area

The recliner will either go over where the computer is or over to the first bedroom on the right down the hall.

What Type Of Loveseat

do we want for our living room. Let's go shopping for furniture.

angelo:HOME Sutton Loveseat - with 2 Black-and-White Vine-Patterned Pillows, Cherry Red

angelo:HOME Sutton Loveseat with 2 Black-and-White Vine-Patterned Pillows, Cherry Red
angelo:HOME Sutton Loveseat with 2 Black-and-White Vine-Patterned Pillows, Cherry Red

This is a loveseat that is setup to replicate a loveseat from the Hollywood glory days. I would look nice in a room that needs color. It has some lovely black and white pillows to go with it.

 

Loveseat Sofa - in Chocolate Microfiber

Loveseat Sofa in Chocolate Microfiber
Loveseat Sofa in Chocolate Microfiber

Lovely loveseat with Chocolate Microfiber covering. This loveseat has padded arms and looks to be very comfortable. This loveseat also comes in Beige.

 
My brown recliner
My brown recliner

Not Quite What I Was Looking For

I will have to go shopping some more

Those were really nice, but not what I am looking for. The colors were either wrong or the style. We are more of a it looks nice but not overly fancy type. You can see the recliner we currently own to see that. I think I will go and shop some more.

Gas Heater and Hallway Off Living Room
Gas Heater and Hallway Off Living Room

Nothing At eBay Either

Why Doesn't Anything Catch My Fancy?

This picture shows the wall where the entertainment center will go and the hallway to the bedrooms.

Let's do some thinking here. What am I missing? I know! I would like to have one of those reclining love seats. I think I will go shopping for one of those.

Chocolate Brown Microfiber - Motion Recliner Loveseat Sofa

Chocolate Brown Microfiber Motion Recliner Loveseat Sofa
Chocolate Brown Microfiber Motion Recliner Loveseat Sofa

A lovely reclining loveseat in Chocolate Brown Microfiber with Leggett & Platt mechanisms for longevity. It looks real comfortable with the padded arms and cushy backing.

 

Upholstery Recliner Loveseat Sofa - Beige and Brown Finish

Recliner Loveseat Microfiber by Poundex
Recliner Loveseat Microfiber by Poundex

Lovely reclining sofa in beige and brown. The fabric is high grade microfiber and leatherette. Because of the microfiber, it is easy to clean and has lasting durability.

 

I Found The Ideal Love Seat - One that has 2 recliners

Ranger Reclining Loveseat
Ranger Reclining Loveseat

This is my ideal loveseat. It has the console in the middle for the drinks and a cubbyhole so that you can store the remotes. Plus it has double recliners. I have had a dream of owning one of these for a long, long time. We plan to buy one for our living room if we can.

 

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What Do You Think Of My Choice? - Which One Would You Have Chosen?

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love your choice, it has everything you need and the price is so worth it!

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      pimbels lm 6 years ago

      It looks very comfortable. I like the console in the middle.

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      hamshi5433 6 years ago

      Ha that one looks very comfy indeed! Excellent choice Marylyn :) and a very nice lens!

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @RhondaAlbom: My hubby and I like our comfort. We very rarely have visitors so I go for the comfort. LOL

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      Rhonda Albom 6 years ago from New Zealand

      LOL - It looks just like the one my sister just got. I have gone the opposite way and for the first time in my life my living room looks a bit like a museum.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @marsha32: Thank you. That wasn't very nice of them. But, we have do do what we have to do when others fail us.

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      marsha32 6 years ago

      looks good to me to have the 2 recliners! I tried to get one of those from someone on freecycle...alas, she told me I could have it then never replied to me again to tell me where to pick it up! I ended up buying a sleeper sofa at a yard sale.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @BunnyFabulous: Thank you, Bunny.

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      NoYouAreNot 6 years ago

      @Grandma-Marilyn: Yeah, I know what you mean about feet. Mine don't swell up, but they tend to feel tired when I sit long hours on my desk. Fortunately, I have a laptop, so I get myself comfortable on the couch with a little table full of papers (of course!!) nearby and do my work just fine.

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      BunnyFabulous 6 years ago from Central Florida

      Your top choice is really similar to what my parents have. They love it and it's very comfy too. All the best to you and to your daughter and her kids.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      Oh, I love the recliner love seats, especially in leather! We went through a similar rearranging when our daughter moved to her own apt. Bless her sweet heart! The room was almost empty except for a few odd pieces. We opted for a recliner love seat across from a small tv that she left too :) Great minds think alike!!!

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @yourgoldenfuture: Thank you

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @GiftsBonanza: I sat in one at a rental center one time and it was very comfortable. When I went back to get me one, they said it only came in the living room set. I don't need all the pieces....only one.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @OrganicMom247: I'm not really into redecorating because I am not good at color coordination. But, this is a need to now. I can't wait to get the reclining loveseat

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @clouda9 lm: It will be snoozeable for my honey, but a nice place for me to craft, design, and squidoo.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @happynutritionist: Thank you. So am I...because if they don't....it is back home with us. LOL

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @sheilamarie78: Me, too.

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      yourgoldenfuture 6 years ago

      nice made lens

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      GiftsBonanza 6 years ago

      Looks so comfortable!

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      happynutritionist 6 years ago

      I love the recliner loveseat...wishing your daughter and her children the best!

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      sheilamarie78 6 years ago

      Nice choice. I hope you can afford to get it soon.

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      OrganicMom247 6 years ago

      I think redecorating is always a great idea!

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      clouda9 lm 6 years ago

      Best to you on your redecorating plan. I really love the double recliner - "snoozeable" ;)

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @jmsp206: It was only fair since she had gotten rid of all of her furniture when she moved in with us. And, thank you,

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      bdkz 6 years ago

      Yay! Beautiful!

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      Julia M S Pearce 6 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      How kind of you to help set them up. Great choice of couches.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @annieangel1: I can't wait until I can buy it. Might be a few months as hubby wants to buy a truck and then a hotshot trailer. Then I can buy it.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @bdkz: Thank you, Bonnie

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @Faye Rutledge: Thank you. They are hard to find like that. We sat in one at Arron's and loved it.

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      Faye Rutledge 6 years ago from Concord VA

      I love your choice of loveseat!

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      Ann 6 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      looks really comfy - well done GrandmaMarilyn

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @TreasuresBrenda: I know I will love mine, too. I love the one I have but would love to be sitting next to my hubby.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @aishu19: Thank you. That is right. We can sit and recline side by side and hold hands on the console while we enjoy our time together.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @Ann Hinds: I haven't finished the re-decorating the living room yet. I just took those pictures last night. We have to save up the money for the reclining loveseat. Besides which, my daughter and grandchildren are still moving out. Until we can get into their rooms, we can't do our thing.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @SandyMertens: I foresee the room looking really nice without all the clutter.....well, going to try not to have clutter....but I do all of my crafting and computing in my recliner.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @NoYouAreNot: This old grandma would never tell you that. I love to cuddle with my honey. The reason we picked the recliners is that I have to elevate my feet or they swell up and he likes to go to sleep in a recliner.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @GonnaFly: Thank you. The recliners allow you to lie back as well as sit down. I foresee my husband asleep next to me most of the time. LOL

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you for the Blessing, Bev. I love my recliner and this will allow us to be closer together.

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      Treasures By Brenda 6 years ago from Canada

      My Mom has a couch with pop up feet like that. She loves it.

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      aishu19 6 years ago

      Love it!! Especially since both can recline..now you need not fight for a chance to just sit back

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      Ann Hinds 6 years ago from So Cal

      Great lens, do you have a picture of the finished room? I like the one you chose.

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      My living room has looked the same for years. Looks like a lot of work. I am sure it will look great when you are done.

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      NoYouAreNot 6 years ago

      I would have picked the "Loveseat Sofa Cream Velvet Fabric" from Amazon. Recliners is a good idea, but I wouldn't want one with a console in the middle, however practical for placing food/drink it might be. I just doesn't let you cuddle, does it? Please, don't say this stuff is not for grandmas! :))

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      Jeanette 6 years ago from Australia

      I'm sure the house will seem empty now that some of your family has left. I think I prefer a seat I could lie on, but the one you've chosen looks quite practical. All the best with your redecorating!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Love your choice for the loveseat recliner! My hubby and I have one similar and we love it! Blessed by the Interior Design Angel.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @Titia: yes, I will enjoy the quiet for a while. Then I think I will begin missing it.

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      Titia Geertman 6 years ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

      Looks like you have a lot of work to do and it sure will be quiet in the house after having your daughter and grandchildren for three years living with you.