Ok dear readers, I have a confession to make.
It has taken me a while to get all my Christmas Decor down and put away.
I know…It is almost the end of January.
I could use many excuses, but I am not going to bore you with them.
Let’s just say I finally packed up and waved good-bye to all my Christmas Decor.
I gently and tenderly packed away the beautiful white ornaments from the 12 foot Living room tree and promised them that I would see them again soon….
…..November is not that far away.
I packed away all the 15 Victorian houses that had graced my formal dining room table since way before Christmas.
And when all the glam and glitter and fake snow was gone….the living room looked so bare and…
So I deliberately did not put any of my usual items on the tables or mantel or shelves.
Instead I grabbed a cuppa hot tea and sat by the crackling fire and studied the room.
I mean I really studied the room.
Not one of those quick glances, but like I was seeing it for the first time and I gained such insight.
I had always used the television as the focal point of my large open concept room(s).
The large sofa sat opposite the black box, with occasional chairs and love seat lining up the sides.
But my eyes were drawn to the fireplace.
Most likely for the warmth and the crackling sound on this very cool, rainy day.
And I wondered…not for the first time, why the builder had placed the fireplace at an angle in this large open living room. dining room, entry and kitchen.
The builder had built the house for himself and the Captain and I have changed “his” design over the years.
No matter the reasoning behind the builder’s design, I began to think of using the fireplace as the focal point.
So I moved all the furniture to one side of the room and started placing the furniture and tables at an angle.
At first I wasn’t really “digging” it…. remember this is a huge “great room”, but as with most things, I decided to live with it for a few hours or days and make a decision later.
And I decided I like it.
Of course if I don’t continue to like it, I can always move everything back the way it was.
I think most of us like to keep our furniture in the way that best utilizes flow and looks.
For now…I like the way the flow has changed…
……just hoping I don’t get un in the middle of the night and forget the flow and trip over something. LOL
I will be showing you pics, but first I have a small project I need to finish since I decided to use the fireplace as the focal of the room.
Perhaps after all the holiday decorations have stayed too long at the fair, as mine have done, it is time to change up your decor a bit.
What are your thoughts?
Do you keep your furniture in the same position or do you move it around for a different perspective?