The 4 New Farmhouse Living Room Layouts I Tried (+ The One I Liked The Most!)

I’ve stated this earlier than and I’ll say it once more – “comfy” residing rooms are the toughest rooms to nail. Give me a bed room any day (symmetrical design with a singular goal) or a proper “meant to be fairly” lounge – that’s superb! However a snug, sensible, usable, and but lovely on a regular basis lounge is a problem. Then add in 5 doorways, two focal factors, and needing it to be a pass-through house, and you’ve got your self a recipe for marriage counseling as a result of you may be arranging re-arranging for years to return (Brian obtained to flex his weapons and good angle on right this moment’s video:)). After all, some homes are simpler – you stroll into an entry, and in your left or proper is a contained room, with 2-3 uninterrupted partitions so you may throw a settee + two chairs and name it carried out, understanding you might have a separate household room. However not this pretty girl – she is HARD. So let’s recap my wants/desires (that are all fairly intuitive, however right here they’re for the readers within the again):

  1. Comfy the place nearly each chair is desired.
  2. Not overly eclectic – on the less complicated aspect (ha). I like eclectic design in pictures, however for our actual life which is de facto busy right here, I would like my eye to have the ability to settle simply within the room and never be overstimulated.
  3. The excellent news is that we don’t want to look at TV or essentially want storage in right here both. We’re fortunate that it’s huge – however lengthy is all the time a problem and large residing rooms are tougher to design.

When We Moved In

We had that superior Rejuvenation leather-based couch and two swivel chairs (which weren’t the appropriate scale tbh) and the Article sectional + pouf (not obtainable). Throw in some random throws, an IKEA lamp, a desk, and an superior rug from Loloi and it was an excellent placeholder for some time as we found out how we needed to dwell in right here. I preferred some issues about it, however y’all I may NOT discover the lengthy couch of my desires – as you now know from my earlier publish. Up to now, there are 110+ sofas (not sectionals) on the market that I preferred sufficient to decide to. I searched on each classic platform for 2 years, then because the shoot was approaching three months out I used to be like, “That you must commit” so I went to the large field choices however then nothing may get right here in time! I nearly bought like six classic sectionals that might have shipped from throughout the nation or world (so costly), after which I must select the material (unknown, and so costly), then reupholstering (throughout $5k), and most significantly the not understanding if they’d really be comfy – all of the unknowns made me really feel tremendous averse to risking it. I even thought of custom-making one. You’ll see what choice I made, under, however that’s all to say that there was and can by no means be one clear structure for this room which made buying the couch very difficult.

A Extra Eclectic Model

Right here we tried two extra eclectic chairs which I preferred in a method, however in the end I actually preferred how we had it over Christmas the place there was a settee dealing with AWAY from the kitchen. It made your eye go straight over the again of the couch and stare on the lovely kitchen tile which is so beautiful. Undecided that is sensible (and sorry there isn’t a correct picture) however think about a settee the place the chaise and the classic chair are above. It surprisingly made the room really feel extra separate in a extremely great way (which I hadn’t predicted). So we tried the leather-based couch there, however as a result of the darkish brown island is correct behind it visually, it didn’t work.

So I enlisted a powerful scorching man (Brian) and a videographer (Michael) to shoot a video the place we in actual time work out our structure. We had loads of gamers concerned (that means furnishings items) as a result of I’m a collector of lovely issues (and I’ve one other home to furnish ultimately on the property so I really feel okay about shopping for, enjoying, and shifting to a different house ought to it not work).

The Gamers

1. Inexperienced Lulu and Georgia Couch | 2. Soho House Accent Chair | 3. Classic Papa Bear Chair (related) | 4. Rejuvenation Leather-based Couch | 5. Our Customized Espresso Desk | 6. Two Rejuvenation Swivel Chairs | 7. Brian’s Favourite Classic Chair | 8. Classic Chaise From Jayson House

The rug is Amber Interiors for Loloi, the inexperienced eating chairs are Crate and Barrel, and don’t neglect the cutest piano benches ever from Schoolhouse. All of the lighting is, after all, Rejuvenation (chandelier, sunroom pendants, double sconce, and single sconce) and the window therapies are Decorview.

Okay, so we began with a clean slate (nearly) and eliminated all choices (out on the deck). Our video producer, Michael snapped pictures as we went (we didn’t have time to arrange a tripod of every model) so that you get an concept, however you actually ought to simply watch this video:

To see the total (extra detailed) video head to my YouTube!

Structure #1: Two Matching Couch + Two Matching Accent Chairs

Two Inexperienced Lulu and Georgia Sofas | Two Rejuvenation Swivel Chairs

If I’m being trustworthy, I actually like this simplicity. Within the video, you’ll get Brian’s response and I don’t disagree with him, however this certain is calm and cohesive. And styling can go FAR. However sure, that is tremendous protected and appears too matchy (nearly prefer it was staged). Ah, however take a look at that espresso desk🙂

Structure #2: Two Matching (Perpendicular) + Two Matching Accent Chairs

Two Inexperienced Lulu and Georgia Sofas | Classic Papa Bear Chair (related) | Brian’s Favourite Classic Chair

Hmmm. The perpendicular sofas may work, however not these sofas. Their arms had been excessive so it actually minimize off the dialog. The chairs had been okay, however not superior.

Structure #3: Two Non-Matching Couch + Two Non-Matching Accent Chairs

Inexperienced Lulu and Georgia Couch | Rejuvenation Leather-based Couch | Brian’s Favourite Classic Chair | Soho House Accent Chair

I had excessive, excessive hopes for this one, however it wasn’t a love connection. I like the Soho House chair with the leather-based couch a lot. I don’t know, it simply felt a little bit messy?

Structure #4: Two Matching Sofas + 1 Huge Chair + 1 Accent Chair?

Two Inexperienced Lulu and Georgia Sofas | Soho House Accent Chair | Brian’s Favourite Classic Chair

So we tried this once more and I actually actually actually like the 2 sofas dealing with one another. The remainder of the decor shouldn’t be dialed in clearly (and I’m not sure if the sofas on the rug are ultimate, which isn’t ultimate). Nevertheless it was simply so cozy, inviting, comfy, and had that simplicity that I desired. Once more, you need to watch the video to totally get it – we centered on video content material for this challenge so the pictures don’t actually characterize the house.

I do know I’m leaving you hanging (me, too). Within the video, you’ll see what we determined (for now!) and I’ll have an replace quickly for you on the way it turned out. Nonetheless an enormous WIP and whereas I like the sofas + espresso desk combo, now I’m not sure of different issues within the room. We shot this room for Actual Easy final Tuesday (June fifth) and I’m scripting this publish on Saturday (June 2nd) so by the point you learn this a lot may have been determined, together with artwork, equipment, window therapies, and so forth. I can’t present you every part as I promised to maintain some issues secret til the journal difficulty comes out, so STAY TUNED!!!


Lighting and Shops: Rejuvenation
Wooden Flooring: Oregon White Oak by Zena Flooring
Home windows and Doorways: White oak, Aspen Casement by Sierra Pacific Home windows

Window Therapies: Decorview
Skylights: Velux
Wall Shade: Mantra by Sherwin-Williams
Paneling Shade: Further White by Sherwin-Williams

*Video by Michael Raines

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