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Living Room Shape Up


November is the time of the year when my decor is in transition from fall to winter. I find myself eager to put out the pine and berries, all while wanting to hang on to the pumpkins and leaves. Right now, I have a fall wreath on the front door, our kitchen is decked in Christmas decor and our living room is a mixture of them both. But more importantly, the living room is… livable.

I’ve been fussing and spazzing out about this space since we moved here, last summer and it’s finally coming together. I’m thankful to Sauder for partnering with me again to help me create a fun space for our family to hang out. Our living room is pretty small so I chose pieces that were not only stylish, but functional for our space and lifestyle.

One of the things that I’ve been longing to do is create seasonal vignettes. I chose a console that would not only let me do that, but double as storage for the kids playthings. The International Lux Console was the best option for our space. It satisfied my need to display things and provided plenty of visible and hidden storage.



To complement the console, I chose the matching side table. It’s nice to have something taller than our previous table. The gold accents add some contrast when arranged closely with other pieces. I also appreciate the hint of retro it adds.



For additional seating, I chose the Ellis Accent Chair. I simply couldn’t resist it. I have a thing for the dark heather grey look, making this my third piece of furniture in that particular style. I just love it. Not only is the Ellis gorgeous, but solid and comfortable. I wish it were bigger so that I could nap in it.

Our living room is now a room that I no longer avoid. I find myself coming downstairs more often and admiring the progress. I have plans to put down a Lappljung Ruta rug soon. The three rug pile-up is just something I shuffled together for the photo. I have a few more decor and DIY posts lined up where I will be revealing the other half of the room. Those posts include a credenza makeover and creating a faux mantel. I can’t wait to get started on those!

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sauder. The opinions and text are all mine.

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