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Simple Sitting Area

The following post contains affiliate links and is sponsored by Belleze. Read my full disclosure here.

I created this fun cozy spot in our home with my new accent chair from Belleze Furniture. I wanted something comfortable and modern. Just a place to sit and relax, take your shoes off, or read a book. This Isiah Accent Chair met all the criteria.

It also comes in four other colors. I chose grey but the white was a close contender. I know it’s a shocker I didn’t go with the white. I decided to mix up things a little and choose something unexpected. I also knew this grey color would be great for the kids to use. They can play, eat, and drink all they want on this chair. I don’t have to worry about stains with this color. The color also looks lighter and darker at certain times of the day or in different rooms when the daylight changes. It is really perfect!

I love the wooden detail legs and the linen fabric. So much character in this little chair. What do you think? I am actually loving the grey. That moody color pops against the light wall color. The tufted back creates the perfect amount of depth and dimension. Also, this cute modern beauty is pretty comfortable.

This chair was just what this little area needed. Belleze had quite a few other options at such great prices too. Be sure to go check out the other furniture they offer. I am eyeing this cute bistro set for our patio. Summer will be here before we know it!

Chalk Painted Piano

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So I painted my piano…..AGAIN! I know it’s still white but what can I say? I love neutral things and this was no exception. I figured I still wanted it to be light and bright. I really tried to choose another color. I thought about other colors like pink, navy, black, and a few more. Ultimately, I landed back on white. This time a clean and modern white. No distressing or decals. Don’t get me wrong, it looked cute before I started. It was just time for a change. You can find the post on the first time painted this beauty here.

 

Ok, first the first thing I did was pop this decal off I had wood glued on the first time I updated the piano. Next, I took my painters tool ( or putty knife) to scrap over the distressed spots. This just helped get rid of any chipped paint. Once all that was wiped off, I filled all the distressed brown spots with spackle and let it dry.

After it dried I got to sanding all the spots smooth. It doesn’t have to be perfect. I have an electric sander but I ended up just using a sanding block and elbow grease. Some major arm muscle later I was ready to wipe it all clean from the dust. I used a little vacuum too. I taped the pedals and keys off with painters tape. Now comes the fun part. The first time I painted the piano I made my own chalk paint. This time I used some I had on hand from Chip & Joanna. Remember when they sent me that amazing package of their new chalk paint? Well, I put it to good use again.

The color is called “Shiplap” and it took two coats. This chalk paint has great coverage and low odor. I let the piano dry for 24 hours and started putting everything back together. I like to use what I got. I decided the abstract art canvas didn’t work with this room anymore. I got a little artsy and gave it a new look with new colors. Who knew I was so artistic? 😉 Sometimes I surprise myself, considering I have the handwriting of a kindergartner. I also put a $5 wood frame around it to finish it off. I used the same DIY frame method here.

A different rug from Home Dynamix really helped bring the room together. This sitting chair is a great affordable piece and comes in three colors. We played musical lights and took the light from the dining room and put it in here. The scalloped flush mount light that was in here got moved to the pantry (reveal coming soon). Okay and this green sofa. I am a little obsessed. So, what started as just painting my piano turned into a little room update. If you give a mouse a cookie…..well you know what happens. 🙂

Daylight Basement Living Room

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The basement living room finally has a place to sit. Not only that, it is pretty much done! I am so excited about how this space turned out. It is the perfect spot to relax and curl up by the fire. Having furniture and decor down here is bringing it all together. Mr. Whitelane and I started this basement back in April. We can finally enjoy all the plans we worked up to get the basement to this point.

I have a hard time deciding which aspect I like more, decorating or designing the space. When we first drew up plans for this room I knew a fireplace was a must-have. We made a few changes from our original sketches but for the most part, we knew what we wanted.

Now that I have been putting the finishing touches on each room, I am just as thrilled as when we started. A sectional sofa was also a must have for this room. I was so happy with Sofamania and my Jayne XL sofa upstairs, I ordered from them again. Their prices and style can’t be beaten! I chose the Cella Contemporary Velvet Corner Sectional in light grey. What do you think?

Sofamania is so awesome that they also decided to give me a special discount just for my readers. You can get 12% off your purchase until the end of the year with code WLDxSM. They also always offer free domestic shipping. Have you seen all the amazing pieces of furniture they offer? The prices are already so low and you can get an additional 12% off. YAY!

I am obsessed with my new sectional. The modern legs and clean lines have me all heart eyes. This sectional also comes in three other colors. It was so hard to choose! Now that this room is finished, I can’t wait to show you more reveals. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any updates. I will be back soon to show you the basement kitchen. You can shop the links below for sources from this post.

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Living Room Update With Sofamania

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I am here to give you a little update on the living room. It has come a long way since we moved in six months ago. I just love transforming each room of this house. We are making so much progress and still have a project list a mile long. 🙂 It is fun to see transformations take place. It also takes a lot of patience and budget planning.

I have wanted a camel leather sofa for years. The leather is so durable and great for kids. Leather also typically comes with a hefty price tag. With all the projects going on in the house when we moved in, my camel leather sofa did not make budget cuts. I have been itching to update this living room. My designs all included a camel leather sofa. 😉 Well, as I started to source all my options, I discovered a hidden goldmine of affordability.

I am going to let you in on my discovery of a great affordable option for furniture, Sofamania. They have sofas, including leather, at amazing prices! They are able to offer such a great deal because they cut out the middleman. There is no storefront. They sell affordable quality furniture from their website and ship it directly to you for FREE! Yes, free shipping!

They have sofas, chairs, beds, mattress, tables, chairs, rugs, nightstands, accent tables, and more! Sofamania even offers outdoor furniture. All of the sudden, furnishing a house is completely doable. It doesn’t have to cost an arm and leg just to get stylish furniture. My camel sofa was now coming home. 🙂

When I saw the Jayne XL Oversized Mid Century Leather Match Sofa, I knew it would be perfect for my living room. Well, you know what happens when you give a mouse a cookie…..I also had to get a new rug and completely redecorate all the things. The leather sofa warms up this room and makes such a great statement. I love the color and texture. If camel isn’t your color, this sofa also comes in other colors. The modern black metal legs compliment the aesthetic perfectly. Look at these gorgeous details!

 

This sofa is also kid approved and has held up great so far! The leather is buttery soft and the two included decorative pillows were a bonus! I actually ended up using the leather pillows on my sitting chairs. The extra-wide seating area with beautiful stitching makes the perfect spot for our family to cuddle up. We really love this new addition. We ended up playing musical sofas to get the right layout. We moved our previous living room sofas to our front sitting room. They were a little more formal and work in that room a lot better. We took the sofa that was in the front piano room and paired it with our new Jayne Sofa. I love mixing sofas of different fabrics to create a cozy unique design in a room.

Ok, the secret is out. Sofamania makes those furniture pieces you have been saving up for, affordable. I love their selection, the free shipping, and exceptional savings. A great place to find everything you need to furnish your home on any budget. I am thrilled with the new look and feel of our living room. On to the next project. 😉

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The Burrow Sofa

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Do you know how hard it is to find an affordable sofa that also can handle three young kids? It has to be durable, comfortable, stylish, functional, etc. There is a long list of requirements for a sofa to be able to survive in this home. I was so excited to find Burrow and see all the amazing customization for a sofa they offer.

First of all, let me tell you how fast and easy the shipping process is with Burrow. Shipping is free (YAY!). I was able to bring in all the boxes and set up this sofa by MYSELF! That’s right friends. This super cool innovative designed sofa arrives in compact boxes. The sofa pieces fit together like an easy puzzle with no tools.

This sofa comes in five different fabrics and three different colors of leg options. I love that the cushions are made of comfy and supportive polyurethane foam that is stain-resistant that contains no formaldehyde, heavy metals, phenols, phthalates, or flame-retardant chemicals. Very important for this Mama and her little ones. The fabric is completely stain-resistant too and made of polypropylene, which is totally inert. It can also be cleaned with soap, water, and even bleach! Seriously? A dream fabric for moms. I want everything in my house made of this. 🙂

The coolest hidden feature about this sofa is the USB charger. In this day of technology, you really can’t get too far from a charger. This sofa has you covered while being inconspicuous and stylish. I love how handy this USB charger has been for those times when I don’t want to get up and search for my charger.

The most important aspect of this sofa for our family is the modular design. Our family is growing and the fact that this sofa can get smaller or bigger is perfect! This sofa can be customized to fit any amount of people or any space. Adding or removing seats is very important around our house. We are always on the move too. Having a sofa that can be transported easily and switched around from room to room is awesome. The cushions are also reversible. I know. Burrow really thought of everything.:)  This sofa has tufted cushions on one side and untufted on the other. I can change the style with just the flip of some cushions. This is also important to me because I can rotate them for wear and tear so my kids don’t wear out the same spot on the sofa.

A sofa that has all the things our family needs for our busy life with kids. The Burrow Sofa is also sustainably sourced from the U.S. Did I mention Burrow comes in a chaise, with an ottoman, loveseat, or an armchair too? So many good pieces to fit any stage of life for your home. I am loving all the possibilities of our new Burrow Sofa. This room has really come together and looks complete with our Burrow Sofa in Beige. You can see more of this sofa on my YouTube Channel.

 

 

 

Living Room Reveal with dHp

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This living room is great because it’s a similar layout to our previous home. It is a nice open room with a fireplace centered on the focal wall. The large window allows plenty of natural light and makes the room feel bigger. We have a lot of plans for the living room such as new flooring and window coverings. However, those plans have been put on the back burner while we work on finishing the basement. The kitchen was also a higher priority so that means this room got the least amount of love.

I wanted to create a space that we could still enjoy now. I know a lot of people think it may be silly if you plan on making changes later. Why not just leave it untouched until you can have it the way you want? Well, I say why not enjoy the space you have now? Create a beautiful budget friendly space you can utilize until the day you make changes.

So, that is exactly what I decided to do with this living room. First, I had the fireplace refinished in a paint to match the kitchen cabinets. Wow, the power of paint never ceases to amaze me. I also love that this fireplace has a fun little hearth to sit on while getting warm. Next, I hung curtains. You can find my tutorial on very inexpensive pinch pleat curtains here. I (Mr. Whitelane really did this) also replaced the ceiling fan with a low profile updated fan. Then I decided to use two inexpensive Besta storage units from IKEA and jazz them up with new knobs. All of these changes really helped make this living room feel like it was for our family. It was starting to feel like our own style.

Let’s be honest, the real beauties in this room are the Ivana Tufted Futons. I know what your thinking….futons? You would never be able to tell these beautiful sofas are actually futons! Now that we have three kids, our four bedroom house is pretty full when visitors come. These futons are such a great way to save space and pull double duty. There are so many different pieces that dHp Furniture has to choose from. A lot of the furniture they offer works with a small budget while being highly functional.

I really fell in love with the modern tapered wooden legs on the Ivana Tufted Futon. The tufted velvet is so sleek and classy as well. This futon comes in blue, green, and gray too. I was really wanting to be bold and try the blue or green. They really look stunning on dHp.com. You know my neutral loving heart just couldn’t commit and I ended up choosing the tan velvet.

I decide to do two separate sofas because I felt like a sectional would cut the room off. I am all for keeping things as open as possible. These two futons sitting across from each other really make a statement and keep the room feeling airy. I also have to tell you that this futon has a split-back design seating that can be independently lowered into lounging or sleeping position. It is like the sofa that keeps giving. So many hidden features you don’t even realize at first glance. If I am being honest, I really just fell in love with the modern and sleek design. Finding out it was also able to configure into multiple positions such as sitting, lounging, and sleeping was a bonus.

The Ivana Tufted Futons really finished off this room while creating highly functional seating for our family. My kids just love how soft the velvet upholstery feels. I really love how easy it is to wipe clean. A perfect fit for my design. I definitely love this space now. Who knows? Maybe the living room will stay just the way it is. Be sure to visit dHp Furniture for more inspiration and create a space you love right now!