Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Living Room Rearranged

You know how it is when you are deep cleaning and you move all the furniuture to vacuum, well, it's a huge temptation to rearrange things, so I switched a few things around.  Then while I was at it, I changed out lamps, pillows and accessories.  I had a ball, just playing and not spending a dime.  Just shopping the house and using what I have.

This year I think I will change out the drapes, I love these but I've looked at them for 8 years now, so time for a change.  I am thinking white or cream color.  This got me to thinking about adding something light between the two leather chairs, so I swapped the chest and the skirted table.  It's amazizng how much different that makes things look.

 I also decided to use some grey in here too and since I had the matching pillows to the ones in the family room, I brought them in just to see how they would look.  I'm still debating on this.  I think they look a lot better in the familyroom.  You can see them here.

 The chest got moved to this side of the sofa where the skirted table usually is.(not sure it will stay here, there's an awful lot of brown with the dining table/chairs and the buffet next to it.

 I added this silver and white runner I got for Christmas to the top.

 I changed out the scarf on the coffee table too.

Not sure this will stay this way for long, but it's ok to play and see how I like a change.  Sometimes it just has to grow on me.

Since I am still using the brown drapes, I think the brown almost works better in here.

 At any rate, I am having fun just playing and it is all free.  So what do you think, do any of the changes work, or was it way better before?

How about you, are you moving things all around too?

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  1. You have so many beautiful things Marty that mixing them up will still make you end up with a magnificent room like what you have now! But of course, its not just your things, but your excellent taste as well! Enjoy!

  2. I love the new look (and I also love the old look)! LOL!! Both are great! I love to deep clean also and I agree, it's so much fun to change things up without spending a dime!!~~Ang

  3. I love it and think that it looks great. Change is always good and I'm sure you will get much enjoyment. Have a great week. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I think you living room looks great. It is so fun to move things around and get a fresh, new look for awhile. I think the browns in the room work wonderfully with the brown drapes. Your home always looks so nice.
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  5. I like the bits of gray! I think the new look is beautiful! I vote new!

  6. So gorgeous! It's always fun to shop the house and change things up :o)

  7. Love this room in your home!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  8. It is FUN to play around with things you already have. I love doing it too!
    Looks great!


  9. I love the new look, it turned out really great! Something so simple like rearranging can change the whole look of a room. Great job!
    End of tenancy cleaning London

  10. I'm frequently change my room around because I like the new vibe it gives. I like your round table by the two chairs. The pillows are a great way to get a new look. Once you decide on the curtains you'll be having more fun with accessories!

  11. I like the new look, Marty, and it gives you something different to look at. The pillows are always a great way to change things up, too.

  12. Lovely as always Marty! I think the gray works in your family room because of the color of the wood frame in the mirror there. I think both rooms look great! ;)

  13. I've been moving a bunch of stuff around too. My husband is getting tired of it! Love that huge mirror you have - really great.

  14. Me gusta mucho como se ve, es bueno cambiar las cosas en casa de vez en cuando. Tienes buen gusto Marty. Saludos desde Costa Rica.

  15. I too am always moving things around. Sometimes you just have to live with it a day or more and see how you like it. I would love your room with light drapes. It would make it larger. I am a big fan of white on white. It always looks so calming.

  16. Marty -- you've got me moving stuff all over the place! I hardly know where to find things anymore! LOL. I like the new colors in your living room, but I think it gives it a more contemporary vibe, which I'm not as fond of. But it is beautiful!!

  17. I wish I could get motivated to do some changing around! I just feel like staying under a blanket! The first thing I noticed was the gray...not what I normally expect from you and such rich colors. I actually love the gray, my only hesitation was the gold in the mirror with gray as I usually think of gray with silver. It does seem to work well though, maybe because you have different shades of grays. You always do a beautiful job!

  18. I love your new arrangement, Marty! Free is the best, isn't it? Your pieces and goodies are so versatile that they work whichever way you arrange them!

  19. So gorgeous! It's always fun to change things in the house. And it`s free!! :))

  20. I love how you incorporated the grays in your decor...everything looks so vibrant and refreshing! All the accents in the room stands out so beautifully:) gorgeous, as always Marty! Thanks for sharing with us! Hugs, Poppy

  21. I've discovered lots of treasures I had tucked away by shopping my closets and other hiding spots. You have boundless energy Marty and some of the prettiest pillows ever!

  22. Hi Marty, your room is gorgeous. Every detail is stunning. I love to change rooms up as I decorate even if it's adding new accents and pillows.
    I love your gorgeous mirror.

  23. I think it works beautifully, Marty!

  24. I think your room looks great! Have you ever considered painting the coffee table? I say that because your table reminds me of our coffee table that I did paint a light turquoise blue and we really love it. Especially if you are going for lighter drapes, I could see your table painted white/off white with Milk Paint or acrylic like I did. Here's a pic of my table. http://s1353.photobucket.com/user/mitchypoo7/media/20130223_132548_zps533820f6.jpg.html

  25. I think the new arrangement looks great, it'll grow on you!

  26. Both looks are great! I have a brown sectional and am thinking of adding gray in that room. I can see how well it works here in your room. It's fun to play! Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!


  27. Marty,
    I'm a Traditional Gal through and through. . .however, I loved the gray throw and the gray pillows on the couch!!!
    My suggestion would be to put the silver & white runner on the coffee table!!!
    I am NOT one to give YOU advice...YOU are the one I come to when I need to get back on track!!!
    Beautiful both ways, dear friend!!!
    Always inspiring!!!