I actually loved it and it definitely worked for the space. But, our house is small and there were moments when I wished that the living room was a little bigger. So, I had an idea. There is a built-in cabinet to the left of the black chairs above:
I think it turned out really well. We just ripped that bottom shelf out and re-stained the area where it used to be. You would hardly even know that a shelf was ever there unless you looked really closely.
We also got a new coffee table (both Eric and I's birthday presents to each other) and moved the shelf that used to be in the bathroom beside the couch. Not only is it a lot roomier, I also have a lot more surfaces to decorate, which really makes me happy :) And now, for a whole lot of pictures:
This idea gives a good idea of the spacing. The white door is the front door that comes in right off of the screened-in porch:
And that, my friends, is our living room! If you are interested in the before before, check out this post.
Paint: Ceylon Ivory by Pratt & Lambart (matched to Valspar)
Couch: Karlstad, IKEA
Black Leather Chairs: hand-me-downs
Coffee Table: West Elm
Wicker side table: hand-me-down
Coat Stand: IKEA
Starburst mirror: Martha Stewart for Home Depot
Pillows: black and white:IKEA; orange & yellow: target; yellow: diy;
Elizabeth & Co
Under the table and dreaming
Nifty Thrifty Things