We're trying to figure out how to rearrange our living room to fit our new couch and loveseat. It's kind of an awkwardly shaped room, especially since we have a fireplace at one end. It's gotten us thinking about how we use the living room, how we may want to change that, and how we can rearrange everything to fit our every day lives.
I've been wanting a new couch for a long time. The ones we have are great, but the arms are really high--meaning I can't put my coffee down on an end table in the morning. No coffee table for us, since we need a big clear space for dance parties. We finally saved up enough in our household budget to go shopping, and we settled on a nice dark brown couch. They were having a sale with free delivery, but we had to spend a certain amount. We waffled over getting an additional chair until my sister pointed out the long view:
We will have three children soon (maybe four at some point), and eventually, they will want to sit on a couch too. Couches last a while--we've had our current one for 10 years. These new couches will probably hold my children when they hear The Chronicles of Narnia read aloud to them, and where they will watch Star Wars: A New Hope for the first time. I'm sure there will be a day when one child is laying sick on the couch, and the rest of us will want a place to sit.
So we bought the loveseat too. Now to find a place to put everything...