So, big news! We moved! We closed on a house a couple of months ago and we finally moved in. We’re still unpacking and trying to put things away, but we’re slowly getting there. I thought it would be a good idea to take it one room at a time until we’ve worked our way through the entire house. The living room is the first room you see upon entering, so I thought that would be the perfect place to start. Once everything has been stowed away, the fun part begins: time to decorate!
After buying the house, we definitely felt a bit light in the pockets, so I wanted to focus on reusing what we already had, selling items that didn’t work and then purchasing new pieces to make everything cohesive. And I turned to one of my favorite resources to do all of those things: eBay! I was pretty excited to partner with eBay on this post because I haven’t had a chance to work with them before and with them being one of my favorite spots to score a deal? I thought it would be a win-win.
Did you guys know that over 80% of everything sold on eBay is brand new? And “Buy It Now”? eBay isn’t just second-hand auctions anymore, they’ve expanded in a major way. In fact, I make it a point to always do a price comparison on eBay when there’s a particular item I’m looking to buy. It definitely pays off to be diligent researching those prices you guys! They also have daily deals that I try to check often, because you just never know what they’ll be featuring a steep discount on!
Back to our new living room though! We loved the living room in our old house so much, that I wanted to recreate the look in our new home. The new space is smaller, so we definitely had to scale things down a bit. I sold my old rug and bought the same diamond woven rug in a smaller size. We had to find a new coffee table because my old round one took up too much room. I decided to go with this tufted ottoman that can double as a foot rest or more seating when needed. I love when furniture serves multiple purposes. When we’re using it as a coffee table I bought this versatile tray to hold drinks or coffee table books. As of right now we’re keeping the sofa, because I love it so much, I couldn’t bear to part with it. At some point, we’ll transition to something a bit smaller.
I’m still looking for a smaller side table or two and maybe a bigger floor lamp for better lighting, but I like to take my time and find the right pieces. We’ll get there! But for right now? I’m feeling pretty good about this corner of the house! As soon as we have most of the rooms squared away and the moving boxes out of sight, I’ll be sure to post a full tour for you guys!
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