Re-Styled Living Room for Fall

This morning, I woke up in one of those moods to rearrange everything.  I don’t know if it’s because the kids are back to school or because autumn is approaching.  Maybe it’s just because I was getting tired of the same look.  After all, my living room has looked the same for awhile.

BEFORE:

I have been thinking of moving the love seat to another room.

So, today I did it!

AFTER:

I swapped the love sea with my two Pottery Barn seagrass chairs from the conservatory.

While I was at it, I also moved a few other things around.

To add some fall color I added a few seasonal accessories.  (Not sure if the cornucopia is staying in here for now)

Here is another angle…

BEFORE:

Wasn’t the light great that day?!

Here is another angle…

BEFORE:

Now that I see this picture with the red lamp back there, I am thinking I may move it back to this room.

AFTER:

With the seagrass chairs, it really does feel more open.

Also, I like the seagrass against this rug and the wood floor.

On this little table, I changed things around and added more color.

I like the way you can see out the window between the two chairs.

When the loveseat was there, it blocked too much.

So overall, I think I am happy with the results. I did start to get a little nervous while I was doing it, but then I remembered I could always change it back!

Which look do you prefer? – The restyled living room for fall or the old way?

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19 Comments

  1. September 12, 2011 / 9:08 pm

    I love the new look, or coarse the old look was pretty too. I think what I like best about the new look is the "openess" that the two chairs allow for. You have beautiful windows, with a beautiful view that should not be blocked. I say great job!

  2. Sheer Serendipity
    September 12, 2011 / 10:54 pm

    I think it looks nice both ways.. But being that you have such a beautiful view out your windows, I wouldn't want to block it.

  3. DecorandtheDog
    September 13, 2011 / 12:35 am

    I like the change! I also like that you have a conservatory..reminds me of Clue. 🙂

  4. Alison @ The Polohouse
    September 13, 2011 / 1:44 am

    I like both!I also like your tropical palmettos — every room should have a little or a lot of fresh greens in it.Very "calypso" of you!Your seagrass chairs are wonderful and sit so nicely in front of your arch top bank of windows.:)Nice work!

  5. Deserae
    September 13, 2011 / 2:35 am

    Very pretty….love the rattan chairs in there!!! The view out your windows is fabulous!!! Just stunning….~Des

  6. Kelly @ View Along the Way
    September 13, 2011 / 6:26 pm

    Those chairs are gorgeous! I love the change. And what an amazing room!PS – thanks for your sweet comments on my blog today! Looking forward to following you now! 🙂

  7. Rene
    September 13, 2011 / 10:10 pm

    Those sea-grass chairs are amazing an fill that space perfectly. Thanks so much for sharing your pretty living room with us!-Rene

  8. Kristens Creations
    September 14, 2011 / 1:38 am

    Your room looks great! Those chairs really add texture and more of an open feeling to the room. Beautiful! Kristen

  9. Dining Delight
    September 14, 2011 / 3:32 am

    I love it both ways because I LOVE it when people move their furniture around and try new placements/ideas. Variety is the spice of life! Those seagrass chairs are gorgeous and look wonderful in their new spot!DD

  10. Carol-Anne (Use the Good Dishes!)
    September 14, 2011 / 12:02 pm

    I'm with the commenter above: I love the fact that you've changed things around. I believe it gives you a new perspective, not only on your house, but on life, to move things around a little! Your house is lovely!

  11. marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
    September 14, 2011 / 3:00 pm

    Such a pretty room and both ways are wonderful. I love the seagrass chairs, the texture is fantastic. Beautifully done. Hugs, Marty

  12. Lisa @ Shine Your Light
    September 14, 2011 / 6:16 pm

    I love the seagrass chairs in there!! And your windows – fabulous!

  13. [email protected] All things beautiful
    September 15, 2011 / 2:52 pm

    I loved those wicker wing back chairs of yours! the room looks lovely and all that light from your large windows makes it even more charming!

  14. Kim @ Savvy Southern Style
    September 20, 2011 / 12:14 am

    This is beautiful as is your home. Love the three paladium windows. Isn't it fun to switch things around? Featuring this at the party tomorrow night.

  15. Lakeshore Cottage Living
    September 21, 2011 / 2:38 am

    Both ways are really pretty. I think it is fun to move things around and try new ways with furniture. What a wonderful home you have!Kristine

  16. Tardevil
    September 21, 2011 / 3:40 am

    Love the PB chairs and tapestry. The change-up looks great!

  17. Designs By Pinky
    September 21, 2011 / 3:41 am

    I LOVE it with the chairs! I ADORE those chairs! I may have to get some I like them that much! Much better like this (in my humble opinion:):):) XO, Pinky

  18. Farah Muzaffar
    September 21, 2011 / 12:04 pm

    Although your room was already beautiful but changes are always good… two single chairs gives your room a new fresh look… Room is so airy looking and full of natural light…I love it very much, your new follower too…I am sharing a treasure of Hand Embroidery, hope you like to come and see some traditional motifs and stitcheshttp://craftaworld.blogspot.com/LoveFarah

  19. [email protected] Home Scenes
    September 24, 2011 / 3:21 am

    Hi! I just found your blog and so glad I did. I like the before look but I love the after arrangement. It is amazing what a little change can do to update and revive a room.The dark chairs give some weight and ground that side of the room. The whole room is really beautiful. I'll be back to see other changes you might do.——Shannon

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