As I’ve mentioned on this blog, I’m in the process of trying to refurnish / decorate my living room. (I have not purchased a sectional yet.) To start with, we had a small sofa, a bookcase, a TV on a stand, a side table and lamp, and a rocking chair. My vision for the furnished room was as follows:
(I am using Planner5D, which is nearly free – I think it’s $5 for a year or something like that.)
I decided that a teal ottoman from Anthropologie was going to be the centerpiece of the room. I got a great coupon and some 20% off gift cards and decided to go for it. See below for how it looks:
My issue is that it looks huge. I’m not sure the photos really capture the effect as they were taken with a wide angle camera. However, you can see that it nearly has the surface area of our sofa. Now, I am not thrilled with our sofa because it is really too small to be comfortable for an average-sized human being relaxing. (I have realized since purchasing that a lot of times inexpensive furniture is undersized and that you have to watch for this.) It is possible that the ottoman might look better with a larger sectional. It’s hard to say. Overall, though, I just think it does. not. work. Really, I think it looks semi-ridiculous in our living room, and I’m going to return it. (Fortunately, I will get a full refund, including shipping.) I’m sad, though, and now feeling highly uncertain of my decorating capabilities. Experience is so helpful, and I obviously have none.
L LOVES it. She thinks it’s the best thing ever.
See below for our planter of tulips. They have grown rather well, so I think I’m going to plant a couple more this fall.