Or I guess more specifically, my living room needs help. I have a perfectly nice living room. Sure, the paint is a little dark. But the furniture is all pretty nice (even if I didn't pick most of it). It's just...kind of boring. And it feels like grandpa's study.
It's a lovely rug, and my grandma gave it to me. The couch I don't love, but it's a nice couch, in good condition and I already have it. It seems silly to replace things I already have. I want to buy a leather chair eventually, but this room will still look...stuffy.
But a couple of weeks ago N came over for dinner and girl time. I was saying I really wished my place looked a little more...updated, but didn't want to get rid of the rug or replace the couch. And she (brilliantly) suggested two fixes:
- new coffee table
- new table lamp
So this afternoon, I set out hunting. And I found one I like.
|The big table on the left. With the lamp my dad handed down on it.|
I do like my current oval though, so in my head I will get an oval table in glass and metal. Except I can't find one. I like this one:
The best oval bet I could find is this one:
|Amazon--but I found it other places for cheaper|
What do you think...one of them? Either? Neither? What about that lamp? I have really bad taste--please help!
(Oh, and what about these pillows for the couch? They're also a champagne color.)