New Living Room Layout

Well after three months of constantly re-arranging our living room layout and trying to figure out what in the heck to do with this new space, I finally got it! It finally clicked and I’m so happy to say this room is officially DONE (except for the ceiling beams and fireplace built-ins that are coming soon).  It’s been a humdinger to say the least, but it feels good to actually have this setup in a way that is comfortable for our family and super cozy. Let’s start with how this room looked just three months ago:

Living Room Layout Before

This is how the living room looked when we moved in. Here’s how it looks today:

If you follow along on IG stories you might have seen the zillion ways I’ve re-arranged this space over the last several months. I was trying to make it work with furniture we already had, but that just wasn’t clicking. So I finally decided to order a leather recliner (the color is called vintage caramel) and another sofa. I was SUPER lucky to get the exact same sofa we already had on clearance from Arhaus!!

This new living room layout works so much better for our family and it’s SO much more comfortable. We have plenty of space to spread out now! Plus now that we have the extra couch, I’m moving the small striped sitting chairs we had in here into the master bedroom. I can’t wait to share what that looks like soon!

Thanks so much for dropping by the blog today. It truly means so much to me! And as always, I hope this post gives you a few ideas for your own cozy home. xoxo


Coffee Table




Side Tables





Black Stools

Blinds are from Select Blinds. My coupon SARAHJOY saves 5%.

Paint color is Alabaster by Sherwin Williams

Leave a Comment!


  1. Liz rork wrote:

    I need to know, please. About the shades.. where can I find them ?

    Posted 11.11.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      The are from Select Blinds. I have the premier bamboo shades in the color maize. You can see them HERE. I also have a coupon too–it’s SARAHJOY for 5% off!

      Posted 11.11.20 Reply
      • Kathy Newcom wrote:

        Would these shades be appropriate for french doors?

        Posted 11.11.20 Reply
  2. Suzee B wrote:

    Perfect! Just gorgeous. Arhaus has beautiful furniture and “on clearance” is awesome! Well done!

    Posted 11.11.20 Reply
    • Dacia L Schroder wrote:

      Looks so good!

      Posted 11.11.20 Reply
  3. Shelby Holdsworth wrote:

    I love it! It looks so homey, comfy, and welcoming. I showed my husband your pictures to convince him that we need shiplap! 😀

    Posted 11.11.20 Reply
  4. Betty White wrote:

    It looks great and you are so lucky to have different ways to put your furniture. Not so with this house we live in.

    Posted 11.11.20 Reply
  5. Tammy Ganci wrote:

    Its beautiful!!!! I love the size of the living room where you can have 2 sofas!!!!! But in one of the pics I noticed the gold lamps on the buffet in the dining area. Oh how I wish they were black and a different style. Our houses are very much alike and I think (IMO) that they don’t match the tone of you home. Sorry, just my opinion.

    Have a blessed day,
    Love your blog friend,

    Posted 11.11.20 Reply
  6. Donna wrote:

    Oh, how I have felt your pain with your struggles in getting the living room the way you want it! I initially was wanting you to make a “tight L” with the two sofas but now I see just how perfect it is to have a walkway and use space to fill up space. I always learn from you, so thanks!

    Posted 11.11.20 Reply
  7. Tracie wrote:

    Now it is really looking so homey and cozy! It looks wonderful!

    Posted 11.11.20 Reply
  8. Candy wrote:

    Good Morning Sarah
    You are so talented! This is so perfect..I love the two couches and chair. I save all your pictures and some day I am going to copy some of it…

    Posted 11.11.20 Reply
    • Tammy Ganci wrote:

      Hi Candy, I too saved all her pics for years and now that I moved in July I am using alot of her ideas and my home is coming out beautiful, just like I knew it would.
      Happy decorating,

      Posted 11.11.20 Reply
  9. Candy wrote:

    Hi Sarah, I was saving your pictures and somehow a Pinterest label was showing. I hope I didn’t invade your privacy. How does this happen?

    Posted 11.11.20 Reply
    • AnnTN wrote:

      You can save her pictures to your Pinterest if you do Pinterest. That’s why the P shows up on the pictures.

      Posted 11.11.20 Reply
  10. glenda lafont wrote:

    Looks great.

    Posted 11.11.20 Reply
  11. Ramona Wampler wrote:

    That recliner and the color are so pretty! I love this space now!

    Posted 11.11.20 Reply
  12. Deedra wrote:

    Oh Sarah!! The warmth of the leather makes all the difference in your room! It looks just amazing my friend!

    Posted 11.11.20 Reply
  13. Sarah, it is beautiful and looks very cozy. Good to see a post. I Can’t wait for you to decorate for Christmas.

    Posted 11.11.20 Reply
  14. Holly wrote:

    Yes! It’s perfect! The recliner makes the flow open to the dining room…love it!

    Posted 11.11.20 Reply
  15. Dogpaws1029 wrote:

    Love the new arrangement. I had forgotten about the change in color on the fireplace. The black is so much better.

    Posted 11.11.20 Reply
  16. Valerie Janzen wrote:

    Ahhh! I love your home and style. Please keep sharing all the things!! -xoxo

    Posted 11.12.20 Reply
  17. Patsy Cumbie wrote:

    Where can I see the source for the wall hanging book shelf in your breakfast area and children’s bedroom?

    Posted 12.8.20 Reply

Hi, hello! Sarah Joy here. I'm a self-proclaimed home-body + lover of all things cozy. I'm sarcastic, overly caffeinated + usually at Target. This blog is my happy place, where I enjoy sharing fun things like home decor tips, affordable fashion, + life as a mama of three.


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