our living room has been a work in progress since we moved in about a year ago, but now that art has been framed and we finally found the perfect rug, it feels like we've kinda, somewhat got it together.
like the bedroom, the living room has some awesome craigslist finds and gems from basements and flea markets, and i definitely kept things budget friendly (hello, target, tj maxx and ikea!) the color palette ranges from navy to maroon, but because i had mostly stuck to cool tones in the bedroom, i collected more warm hues in here and the connecting kitchen.
the space is actually pretty large for new york standards, but we had to figure out some storage solutions to keep clutter to a minimum (as in, there's a lot going on under the couch). we also needed additional lighting without a ton of surface or floor area to spare, so the hanging pendant lamp was ideal.
and as always, a certain orange cat made his way into this photo shoot:
The IKEA couch we found on Craigslist for under $150 (after the couch we moved to Brooklyn with didn't fit up the stairs, oops) came with replacement legs, which was an added bonus. The seller had swapped the standard IKEA couch legs with these wood/gold mid-century legs, which she got from a site called Pretty Pegs. Definitely worth checking out if you're looking for a quick easy IKEA upgrade.
We made this long shelf with a piece of plywood and some brackets - literally just a scroll through pinterest and a quick trip to home depot. After we hung the pendant lamp, I realized the space above the windows looked weird and empty, so a 9 foot shelf was the answer.