Bungalow Design Board: Living Room

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There is just something about an antique couch that gets me all swoony. I have had a hard time coming up with something feasible for the living room, and it centers around my extra personality when it comes to couches. Why do I love them? Well, they look unique, they are often antique styles, and they make a statement. I am not 100% sure if I am going to take the plunge and go all in, but this image from Bright Nest is making me want to go for it.

Someone stop me, I have officially lost it. Why on earth I want a green couch so badly continues to baffle me. I have been seeing them pop up and every time they catch my eye. The picture below is an especially lovely (but pricey) option from Anthropologie.

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With a green sofa on the radar, the side chairs need to be pretty tame or else there will be a complete smoking parlor vibe that I’m not 100% sure about. I am thinking a neutral fabric with a fuss-free shape.  This chair fits the idea of what I’m looking for, but I will keep shopping around until it is closer to October and after I make the couch purchase. I like the nail heads, but not the silver finish.

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I also adore this image by Emily Henderson Designs. It is the perfect mix of antique and interesting without being fussy or overwhelming. It is the first time I have seen a lot of pillows be used on a chesterfield sofa, and I’m not 100% sold, but the texture and overall feel of this space is so lovely.

Am I crazy for loving these colored sofas? I have also seen them in a camel tone that is more classic for this style, but these colored options are making me seriously swoon. Leave a comment below with thoughts on the couch debate.

The rest of the room will really depend on the couch pick, but I do have one piece that I adore and plan on bringing with me to the little house; my antique barrister book case. I just love it so much and feel like it will be wonderful storage for the small space.

Of course I will want a vintage rug, but am thinking since I really want a green one under the dining table, that a bit more neutral will be best for in the living space. I have found several online that I love, but will continue to look until I have made an official decision for the couch. The one below is from etsy.


The final thing I have to decide on is artwork. I really think I want a gallery of antique botanical and floral paintings to hang behind the couch. These will have to be collected over time, but I really love this idea. In my head this won’t be super expensive or difficult to find, but only time will tell. This one from Pinterest is the feel I’m going for, but with much more minimalistic frames. What I really like about this is the varying sizes of the paintings, but that they are all unified by their dark backgrounds. I have seen many many paintings like these in thrift stores in the past and hope I continue to stumble upon them now that I want to start a collection for a gallery wall. Other options that I love are vintage portrait paintings.

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