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room design diy... ideas for living rooms? buddhababy 1 child; Spain 378 posts
4th Nov '12

So we moved into a new place in August and it's huge compared to what we had before. We got rid of our old couch because it couldn't fit and now we have a pretty bare living room. We've got a rug, a built in shelf and a TV in there... that's pretty much it. I'd like to do something cool with it to make it both kid and adult friendly but I've never taken on a project like this so I'm not sure where to start. Since we're doing fine without a couch I thought maybe I could find some comfy alternative to that and I don't want to blow a lot of money, either. Another consideration is that I think we'll probably be moving in the next two years (if not sooner) so I don't want to do lots of huge, permanent changes that I wouldn't be able to take with me wherever we go next (although a few small ones would be fine, I'm sure).



Where should I start? Any suggestions? Help!

user banned Due April 2; Georgia 7200 posts
4th Nov '12

Can you post some pictures?

¡VinHaute! Memphis, Tennessee 43945 posts
4th Nov '12

What about double chaises?
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buddhababy 1 child; Spain 378 posts
4th Nov '12
Quoting Twin's Mommy:" Can you post some pictures?"


Yep, I can in about an hour!

user banned Due April 2; Georgia 7200 posts
4th Nov '12
Quoting buddhababy:" Yep, I can in about an hour!"


Okay, I'll come back and look! I have seen tons of ideas on Pinterest. I also like the chaise's like the other woman posted.

buddhababy 1 child; Spain 378 posts
4th Nov '12

This is what I'm working with:



It could use some serious help. :?

user banned Due April 2; Georgia 7200 posts
4th Nov '12

What about a Papasan sofa?

buddhababy 1 child; Spain 378 posts
4th Nov '12
Quoting Twin's Mommy:" What about a Papasan sofa?"


Yeah I was considering that... now that I'm looking at the space critically I'm getting really bummed about it. It doesn't match our personalities or life at all... it's just blah.

user banned Due April 2; Georgia 7200 posts
4th Nov '12
Quoting buddhababy:" Yeah I was considering that... now that I'm looking at the space critically I'm getting really bummed about it. It doesn't match our personalities or life at all... it's just blah."


My living room is smaller than that! I absolutely hate our furniture, but I don't want to buy new stuff. lol.

buddhababy 1 child; Spain 378 posts
4th Nov '12
Quoting
buddhababy 1 child; Spain 378 posts
4th Nov '12
Quoting Twin's Mommy:" My living room is smaller than that! I absolutely hate our furniture, but I don't want to buy new stuff. lol. "


Yeah, I feel you! You mentioned ideas on pinterest, what would I look for? I don't really know how to use that site...

user banned Due April 2; Georgia 7200 posts
4th Nov '12
Quoting buddhababy:" Yeah, I feel you! You mentioned ideas on pinterest, what would I look for? I don't really know how to use that site..."


Maybe under the design or home decor categories. I've never looked for those specific things though. I can look later tonight though.