I knew it would be the lounge space for our Netflix marathons, but I didn’t want it to look like a basement den. I will admit, having tall ceilings and some cool architectural features help dress up a space without much effort.
But, even if the structure of your room is basic, you can still apply the methods I used in this space. I am pleased with the overall aesthetic but what you may not be able to see at first glance is that while I love this room, it is a room that I stressed about, thoughtfully planned, and sometimes, even made sacrifices when it came down to form vs. function, erring on the more casual side.
I won’t bore you with the details of the hours and conversations that ultimately led us to the reclining sectionals, but within an hour of walking through the door, we were testing out a few models and kicking our feet up. We settled on a configuration from the Aspen collection; they whipped up a 3d drawing of our space and started plugging in pieces which was pretty nifty.
I went for a gray woven fabric (a little more dressy than the microfiber number going on in the man cave), in which I foolishly didn’t save the name (sorry! A full table would obstruct too much of the walking area but a stool like this is the perfect side piece.
I don’t know if I took a water break or what the heck I was doing, but the next thing I knew, Dave was sold on a power console complete with light up cup holders and a full charging station. Dave’s job was to introduce the comfort, my task would be to dress it up- perfect for a den but worthy of a great room.
*Insert the pillows and the throws* I’m not afraid to pile them on and am thrilled every chance I get to switch them up. It took 12 weeks to manufacture but we timed it well with our home construction; I’m not gonna lie, our couch is amazing.
So, now that you know the story behind my sectional, I’ll share how we made it work 😉 Yes, it has pillows and other layers but the primary room components that dress up the sofa actually have nothing to do with the sofa itself. While some people may have a tendency to “match” the look of the sofa with the other furniture in the room, I went in a different direction. (Do NOT think of the tux with tennis shoes thing- that never worked and should totally be outlawed 😉 )
We planned for this from the start so we had the builder make the appropriate arrangements during the construction process.
With remote controls no longer having to have a direct signal, we don’t even have to open this cabinet. If you have a sofa that doesn’t naturally tilt your head upwards, I would do some testing before committing.
This last room feature was actually a joint, Dave and Kel Nan, comfort-based decision – the fan. In the bedroom, we are probably stuck with the overhead but I think I may have some pull to negotiate something a little different in this room 😉 Oversized Tray | Mirrored End Table (Formerly Palais Collection) | Mirrored Coffee Table (Formerly Palais Collection) | Rug: HomeGoods | Sofa: La-Z-Boy Aspen Collection | Fan: Progressive Lighting | Paint: Versatile Gray by Sherwin Williams | Flooring: Nottaway Hickory in Weathered Saddle