Monday, October 11, 2010


I'm trying to get our living room functional.  You know.... a couple of end tables for setting a drink on, some lamps for reading and looking at magazines in the evening and just an overall cozy atmosphere.  I'm not having much luck.

Scale.  UGH!  Scale is not my friend right now.  I'm playing nice and giving in to my husband's request that his recliner be included in the seating.  This thing is massive.  However, he is happy - and that's what really matters, right?  (Yeah, I'm still trying to convince myself on that one, too.)

What do you think?

Something like this.......

Or this?

In the top picture the 'table' is too small.  (Plus, it's baskets turned upside down and stacked.)  In the second picture the table seems too big.  Or does it look better here?
No.  It's just not wide enough here.  I should just put it back where it was in the kitchen.

And the lamp!  I thought this would be perfect when looking at it in the store, but now I'm not sure about that either.  Maybe I should go with a floor lamp instead.

Hmmmm......... Any suggestions?  


  1. If it works with tv and other seating, could you try switching the chairs? The hugeness of the recliner might work better with the empty wall behind and pink chair. And then the pink chair might look better against the more delicate look of the railing. I know that wasn't really your question, just a thought that I had. I think the baskets are too small. The table might be a little on the big side, but I do like it better than the baskets. And I actually the size of the table against the red wall, but it might look different in person. Anyway, I didn't mean to ramble. :) Just my two cents. Can't wait to see what you decide on!

  2. love your two cents, so thanks. switching the chairs would totally defeat kevin's purpose for having it in the living room. the chair is pointed right at the TV. :( i thought about that one too.
    the table on the red wall isn't too bad, i agree, but I think the picture above it is larger, so the table doesn't look heavy enough to hold the grouping.
    I may just decide to forget the whole thing. :)

  3. I liked option two. I didn't think the table looked too big. If you go with a floor lamp, you won't have room for a table, or it could look awkward with a table. Our recliner is my hang up too. I wish it matched our sofa set better.


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