I have mentioned before that I’m slowly furnishing my house. Moving from an apartment to a three bedroom house means that I have a lot more space. (I have to admit, since I’m not using the attic due to lack of safe access, I could really use more storage space in the house, but that’s another story.) One of the things I love about the house is that I have what I call a family room and a living room. The family room is in the finished basement, and is where I have my old living room furniture, my tv, and hopefully someday, a treadmill and a trainer for my bike (which I also don’t yet own).
The living room is upstairs, just as you come into the house through the front door. It has a fireplace (that will someday be converted to gas, since I know I will never use the wood burning fireplace) and until recently, it was completely unfurnished. I finally found the perfect picture to put over the fireplace, and I had been holding on all of the decorating until I found something to go there. But now that I have that, I can start furnishing. So over the weekend, I put in two chairs and a table.
Yes, they are made of metal and meant to be outside. But they count, right?
Okay, they don’t really count. I set them up in the living room because I thought it was funny, plus it was nice to have another place to sit. I’m currently researching couches and other furnishings. I don’t want to go all out and spend a fortune, but I do want something nice and comfortable to put in that room. I look forward to having a place to just sit and read without the distractions of the tv or (worse) my bed.
Unfortunately, couches and chairs aren’t cheap. Especially if I want to do something of decent quality (which I do). So for now, I’m just watching the sales and making decisions on what I want. I hate shopping, so this is always an adventure for me.