Separating A Sectional Sofa & Other Changes


Have you ever thought about separating a large sectional sofa?  
Well that's exactly what I did.  
I've been thinking about it for a while and I just went with it. 

I moved the chaise part of the sectional into the sitting area of my kitchen. 

It always seems to go..... when you move one thing you have to move another.
[You thought I was going to quote Joni Mitchell...Big Yellow Taxi..Paved Paradise]
One of my favorite songs by the way.  

My motivation to decorate the rest of the living room came from the move of the chaise.

I moved the mirror to the other side of the window and made a gallery wall where the mirror was.   
I placed the antique sewing table where the chaise use to be.

Here is a picture of the sectional and room
aka the three B's.....boring, big & brown.  

Molly loves it!
 Lots of space to lounge around and look outside the window.

Here are some of the other changes I made:
I placed a sofa table behind the sectional and removed the wall lamps.  I replaced those with two different style standing lamps but with matching shades.

By adding photos to the wall the eye is drawn up away from the sectional.

The blue pillows were already on the sectional.  I just added accessories that match the color of the pillows to bring the room and the sectional together.  I really went with my heart while moving things around and arranging photos on the wall. I chose things that I love and just had fun!  
On the coffee table I added a clam basket full of fresh cut lilacs.

Romeo is sitting on the opposite side of the sectional from where molly was sitting. 
 I think he likes the new look.

Molly is being such a good girl lying in her bed.
While Romeo has the sectional to himself.

The antique coffee table is handmade.  Purchased at a yard sale for $15.00.

This is the corner where the chaise was.
 I added a punch of color to this otherwise dark side of the room with playful frames filled with pictures of my daughter and nephew when they were little.
The lamp shade & pillow I purchased at Target.

I hung a convex mirror on the opposite side of the room.
Can you find me?

Looking in from the kitchen.
My ceiling is painted blue and the walls are gold.
The trim on the curtains is a no sew project...If you like,  you can find out how I made them here

I stacked a couple of baskets next to the sectional as a handy side table with storage.
By taking the chaise off the end of the sectional I was motivated to make other changes to my living room. Think with your heart when decorating your space!
 if your thinking of separating your sectional go ahead and take the plunge!
It's just furniture you can always move it back.

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  1. I love how the room looks now, and I really love that coffee table--what a find! :)

  2. I love the changes - looks a lot better! I also love how you have your ceiling painted blue. Very pretty.

  3. I love the new look! It's fun to mix things up once in a while. Kind of refreshing. The new gallery wall fits perfectly there and I also love the stacked baskets. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  4. This is a great post, Julie. I like all the changes you made. I'll be featuring this at October's Every Room In The House party, which starts tomorrow. Thanks for sharing, and I hope you'll join October's party, too. xxx ~ Nancy


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