New Furniture: Living Room Edition

The furniture that we previously had in our front room was given to us as a joint Christmas gift the year before we were married. It was secondhand, purchased from friends of family who were upgrading their furnishings. And it served us very well for almost ten years.

It has always been on our minds to update our furniture, but we have always found other ways to spend our money. You know how that goes.

So we decided it was time to bite the bullet, set aside some money, and shop IKEA for new furniture without totally breaking the bank.


We got the IKEA Karlstad sofa in Svanby Gray. It almost looks like a dark gray denim.


We got the Strandmon chair and footrest. We’d originally chosen this chair, but in gray (intending to find a different colored sofa), but when we saw this awesome red-orange colored chair, it was love at first sight. The chair is only available in gray and blue online, so we were SO pleasantly surprised by this find.

This chair is very comfy!


And we got the Poang chair in black leather. And we MIGHT be getting another of these to put downstairs. It’s so comfortable, and just enough of a ‘bounce’ to it that we don’t need a rocking chair for the baby.

… and the room, as it usually is. 🙂 Lived in. Just the way we like it.


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