Happy August friends! I come bearing exciting news from the weekend. We FINALLY bought our new sofa and love seat!! Even though we have a few weeks before it's delivered, I am so relieved that it's finally purchased and in the works.
You might remember that we sold our sectional and bought a recliner (the "lazy man chair") a few weeks ago. As a result, our living room has looked just awful for the last month. You know what is not inspiring to a blogger... A living room with no where comfy to sit and no pretty furniture. I considered sharing a photo of the current [read: sad] state of the living room but I think I'll save that for when I can share an after version as well.
About a month ago, I spent the better part of 2 days visiting multiple furniture stores to narrow down our sofa options and decide on one store where I'd take hubby. Which means for the last 4 weeks I've been trying not to be pushy as I repeatedly asked when would we be able to buy our furniture. The stars aligned last week and Saturday was the day when hubby was finally ready to test them out. We made it to Ashley Furniture Homestore around lunch time. He sat on my first choice, liked it more than he expected, and we bought it. Done! Or so I thought... The one shown below is exactly what we bought, plus a love seat version. The pillows look navy and green in the photos but in real life they are navy and gray, which is perfect and totally in line with the color scheme I've decided on for this space.
Then he sat in a nearby chair and y'all, this was a game changer. It was in this moment that he realized a recliner was clearly not the answer to his back issues. What he actually needs is an accent chair - can I get a hallelujah?! He must have sat in every chair in the store. We did find the perfect one and just as soon as we can sell the Lazy Man Chair we will be buying this guy which please notice also goes perfectly with our decor plan.
I really could not be more excited about how this room is going to come together. He had to reign me in at one point from buying more pillows. Apparently I have a tendency to want to buy ALL the pillows and as hubby tenderly pointed out, our walls are sadly in need of decor and I need to lay off the pillows.
We had a good talk the other night about the decor plan for our walls and I'm really looking forward to making it come to life. We've decided one wall will be a gallery wall. I really love this one from Lauren at Bless'er House so don't be surprised if ours is similar. Imitation is the fondest form of flattery after all.
I really like Lauren's tip for using wrapping paper to layout the pieces on the wall. It seems tedious but at the same time it's the most efficient way I've seen to avoid tons of nail holes in the process of perfecting a gallery wall.
Do you have any other tips and tricks for a gallery wall? I'd love to hear them!