Saturday, August 18, 2012

Little Tweaks...Big Difference!

When I moved into Buttermilk Cottage,
seven years ago (it's true that time flies
when you're having fun),
I was totally enamored with the house.
Although I still love the house,
I'm afraid it's become a little stale to me.
Time for a little tweaking.
I discovered by just turning a couple of pieces of
furniture on an angle,
everything became a little unexpected,
a little fresher.

My living room is a long, narrow room.
Therefore, I've created two seating areas.
This is my "den" area.
This is where I sit to watch TV, knit, read, etc.

I've angled the couch just a bit
and look how more open the room looks!

Why stop with the living room?
This is how the dining room looked,
before tweaking.

My dining room is not large.
Previously I couldn't keep the two chairs at each end.
Just by angling the table a bit, I now can!
This table has a slide out leaf at each end.
I can even use them and have enough
space to seat eight at the table.

This arrangement also echos
the new angled grouping in the living room.

These were extremely small changes,
but I can't begin to tell you how much
they've improved my attitude toward the house!
But, that's not to say I'm done.
I'm itching to do some redecorating.
The first item on the list is getting
the brown couch reupholstered.
I think I've found the fabric I want and
am in the process of finding
the person to do the work for me.
More to come about all that later.
But, in the meantime...
change is good!


Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

It is amazing by just little tweaks how big a difference it makes! Love your angling of table and sofa!

Have a great weekend!

NanaDiana said...

Little changes can sure make a big difference, can't they? I love that it gives a whole new perspective on the house- xo Diana

joanne said...

I just love how something so small like the angle change or pillow change can make such a difference. Good on the budget too!

AshTreeCottage said...

Tweaking brings new life to a room! I personally, love, love, love your cottage!!

Susan and Bentley

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

I love rearranging furniture! It drives my husband crazy!

Your moves look great!

NanaDiana said...

I love angling furniture- It makes such a change in the way a room feels, doesn't it? Your room looks great! xo Diana

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