Have you ever been away from your home for a while and when you immediatey walk in the front door, you begin to notice all the flaws in your home? Ok maybe not immediately, the smell of your home is ALWAYS the first thing that you notice!
We were gone for 7 weeks this summer, and as soon as I walked in my front door, (and passed the smell test) this living room just didn’t feel right! It felt way too cold and blah!! We have lived here for almost a year, and I am just now realizing this? Not really, but I had convinced myself it was good enough and was not a top priority for a while! Well guess what! It is now a top priority! I know that once it is complete with a rug, new curtains, and new throw pillows that it will feel more cozy and warm!
The first thing that I realized very quickly, the teak chaise in front of the sliding glass doors was quite not right!!! It was pushed too far against the sliding glass doors and was apparent that it was blocking the doors! I thought ”what if I move the chaise forward and get it further away from the doors?” The doors could still be useable but with a walkable space between the two. Then the chaise will look like it belongs there! “Maybe I can hang sheers in the middle of the glass doors to give it the appearance of large windows”? Something like this? That would help fade away the outdoor furniture! Because right now, that outdoor furniture is an eye sore!
I couldn’t wait to get settled in and get my hands on this room! My wheels were turning! Because of the shape of the teak chaise, it really needs to be up against a wall. However, I have my teak cabinet, AKA china cabinet, up against that wall!
So the chaise really needs to stay put! I decided to pull the chaise out from the sliding glass doors 2 1/2 feet.
I rearranged the chairs and ended up using one less chair! Still not sure! But that poor little plant needs to find a new home! I need something much larger in that corner.
I plan to replace the red and browns (accessories) and use the newest color trend- yellow and grey. Maybe some pillows like these.
But to be honest, this room will never look good until I get the ugly off white-peachy ceramic tile up and replace it with beautiful dark hardwood floors! I just don’t understand why someone would put this particular ceramic tile in an entire house! I mean not only are they ugly, but they are slick! We have a pool!! And they are a safety hazard! Ok, now you know how I really feel about this ceramic tile!
I am just grateful my husband hates this ceramic tile as much as I do! I am even more grateful that he is willing to use the extra money from this deployment to replace the floors! That makes me very happy!! I just don’t know how long it will take before we will replace them! In the meantime, I have to live with them and do the very best that I can! And knowing that most of my neighbors have the same exact floor helps a lot!!
I need your help here! What are your thoughts about the chaise being in front of the sliding glass doors, but moved 2 1/2 feet from the doors?
What do you think about using the sheer curtains to “soften” the sliding glass doors and to hide the outdoor table? I mean the the view of the pool is not very good from that door anyway.
UPDATE!! Shortly after I posted this, I was asked why didn’t I just move the chaise to where to two matching chairs were? Well I actually tried this when we first moved in and my family did not like it at all! However, I quickly slid the furniture around and here is what I have now!
So now what do you think of this furniture placement? I like it best, but not sure what to do with that back! It is just too much! Any ideas how to camouflage it? Maybe I should just sell the chaise and get a regular sofa for that space?
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