How I achieved a family-friendly living room in a small space without sacrificing style.
I moved into a new home just over 3 years ago. When my husband and I exchanged vows, I assumed my constant need to redecorate would be 'better', whereas he sees it as 'worse'. My solution... use what I had, reupholster, find a bargain along the way and I am happy to say we now have a main floor living room that is a constant draw for family and friends alike. A mix of high/low ensures that nothing is precious and when my 'Imari' inspired bowl is used as a Barbie bathtub, I roll with it.
The kids always refer to these furnishings as "Mommy's sofa" or "Mommy's pillows", but I feel that I achieved the warm, welcoming and comfortable yet chic family room I was after...
Don't let a small space and even smaller budget scare you; make a plan, trust your gut, do what you love and most importantly, enjoy the process.