I know that I wanted the "great room" to be divided into a "formal" living room area and a dining room, but I only had a kitchen table to fill the space when we moved in. I was determined to get nice, new, grown up furniture (at a good deal of course).
After a few months of shopping around, ordering, and piecing things together, I would now like to present our living room. =)
|Ignore the big boxes... that's currently "kitty play area". =)|
My original goal was to use our tax return money to furnish the room, however, since we did not get a refund (boo!) I had to make some decisions... i.e. what furniture was important enough to me to go into a little debt for.. I chose living room over dining room, but the cost wasn't that bad (I'm a big of a bargain shopper), and I still have my eyes out for a nice dining room set on Craigslist (which I love!).
I am very happy with the way this room turned out. Maybe I am capable of decorating like an adult. =)