*(This is not a Christmas related post but since all of these pics have Christmas decorations in them I figured if I didn’t post this now when I did it would be like the ghost of Christmas past.)
Here’s what happens when you move into a new house. Or at least what happens in our experience (and considering we’re on house numero cinco in just ten years, we’ve had quite a bit of experience). Before you move in, you draw up a plan of where your stuff will go. Then on move-in day you move your stuff in according to your plan. After you’ve lived in the place for awhile, you get a better feel of exactly how you’re going to use your new space. Then you make any necessary changes. Kind of like how to create more space and make the dining room less-formal-so-we’d-use-it-more-often we ditched the china cabinet and switched the kitchen table for the dining room table.
Well, after almost 9 months in our fifth house a new game plan in the family room was born. I showed you the family room before but it never felt “finished”. Truthfully when does it? Well, what we really wanted for this room was a better layout as far as furniture placement goes. We’ve finally (we think) come up with a floor plan that really works for how we use this space. Thanks to the addition of my Christmas presents we’ve done some furniture rearranging. Here are some recent before pics to help you get better acquainted.
With no solid walls (there’s an opening leading to another room on each wall) we had to put the seating area in the middle of the room to allow for easy passage ways around the entire room. With the addition of the banana arm chairs we created a television watching/conversation area. We moved the Arhaus chair (that we saved our pennies for and bought back in the summer) to the back right corner of the room and brought in the reading floor lamp from the hubs office to create a nice little reading corner where you also have a good view of the t.v.