It is finally time for a living room tour! As newlyweds, we’ve gotten a few gifts, a few hand-me-downs, and have spent just a few bucks on making our house feel like a home. Just about everything we’ve gotten, we have bought on a budget. Both Dylan and I tried really hard to make our living room as true to our characters as possible, so I strayed away from the all-white, bamboo, marble scheme that most bloggers tend to go for. I loved my last bedroom, but I feel as if I had outgrown it style-wise by the time I moved out. This time we’ve incorporated many textures, a couple of colors, and what may seem like too many finishes of wood.
Our living room is fairly small, thus, we’ve tried to get as much use of the space as possible.
If you were to come over for a coffee, you’d be seated at our comfy teal couch. The color was my choice (not so much Dylan’s), and I think that it makes the room so fun. We also have a big, fluffy, pink cushion that Dylan says reminds him of the trees in Dr. Seuss book! As a wedding present from our lovely friend Jay, we received the fluffy sheep ottoman that is just the cutest piece of furniture, and possibly the best ice-breaker and conversation-starter.
Across from our couch sits our giant TV on the coolest little pin-leg desk! We got it because of the teal color of the metal pin-legs, which just happens to match our couch really well!
P.S. I know it’s only September, but we’re already bringing Halloween into our home. NO SHAME!
Office corner / shelves:
The most prominent part of our living room are the long shelves that line the stairs (we live in a second floor apartment). These shelves contain knick-knacks that represent both Dylan and me really well! Vintage film cameras, photos, our little polaroid camera, the cutest “will you marry me?” sign, and some great books! We’re also lacking wall-art for the moment, so we have our MR&MRS wedding decoration gracing our sweet living room. It’s such a fab reminder of the best day of our lives!
Now that I’m officially back to blogging at full-force, I really needed a work station. We found the cute little crisscross desk at Aldi (of all places) for just $30! Such a steal, and we’re so happy with it. The chair I’m sitting on is temporary, but it works. Alongside that, I draped a furry rug over Dylan’s grandpa’s old minibar which we use for storage. Atop the minibar is a frame with all of our favorite shots from our wedding day!
Needless to say, this is quickly becoming my favorite part of our living space. My office corner let’s me concentrate and completely shut all distractions out!
What do you think of our new space? Any suggestions for us in terms of decorating? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!