When we moved into this house my husband said, “I bet we never use this room.” He didn’t think the room would ever feel comfortable because it was big and seems kind of removed from the rest of our living spaces.
He should know better. We’ve been married a while.
I took that as a full on challenge. My goal quickly became – make this room a cozy, comfy, swallow you up, men like to hang our here but it’s still a feminine, functional and unique living space that would be used daily.
Whatever your opinion may be of the décor, I can tell you for our family, especially the hubs…goal accomplished.
Originally when you walked in the front door it was like waking into a cave. There was a slim entryway with a coat closet. The walls towered over you and crowded your space. We knocked out the coat closet wall to open up the room.
I eventually added a wall of bookshelves. I like books. Especially old ones. I might have a book hoarding problem.The room is large and serves as a living room and office. It can be awkward to decorate a space of this shape and size. I definitely went through multiple layouts before settling on the current form.
Which could change tomorrow.
The wall of windows are beautiful but added to the challenge.The thing I love about this space is all the stuff. It is layers of things I love, that speak to me and have meaning. Like the deer, cotton or the giant pinecone.
Full of all the things that bring you joy.
While we don’t need to be caught up in worldly belongings, I believe it is ok to love the home you have. You know…enjoy the view you are blessed to have.
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