And while we both LOVE the ottoman, it just wasn't right for the spot. It didn't give enough visual weight to that part of the room or help to define a seating area. We had no desire to change it anytime soon, but after finding the 'Grandma' chair, I gave the living room a quick switch while B was upstairs. It took all of two seconds. I didn't expect B to love it, but he came downstairs, stared at it for a minute and said, "Hmm...I like it." That was enough for me. He never gets overly enthusiastic about anything, so a 'I like it' is similar to me running around the house screaming with joy. So now our room looks like this:
Now, I am in no way an expert. Putting a chair here could totally be the wrong thing to do, but we like it and it works for us. We like that it defines the space better, and once we get a rug- hopefully it will all tie together nicely. Who am I kidding- I just like having another tabletop to decorate:
Have you ever made any rewarding five minute changes? Is your partner as excitable (not!) as mine?