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

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  • Liz rork
    November 11, 2020

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

    • Sarah
      > Liz rork
      November 11, 2020

      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!

      • Kathy Newcom
        > Sarah
        November 11, 2020

        Would these shades be appropriate for french doors?

  • Suzee B
    November 11, 2020

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

    • Dacia L Schroder
      > Suzee B
      November 11, 2020

      Looks so good!

  • Shelby Holdsworth
    November 11, 2020

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

  • Betty White
    November 11, 2020

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

  • Tammy Ganci
    November 11, 2020

    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,

  • Donna
    November 11, 2020

    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!

  • Tracie
    November 11, 2020

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

  • Candy
    November 11, 2020

    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…

    • Tammy Ganci
      > Candy
      November 11, 2020

      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,

  • Candy
    November 11, 2020

    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?

    • AnnTN
      > Candy
      November 11, 2020

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

  • glenda lafont
    November 11, 2020

    Looks great.

  • Ramona Wampler
    November 11, 2020

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

  • Deedra
    November 11, 2020

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

  • Sally Brown
    November 11, 2020

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

  • Holly
    November 11, 2020

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

  • Dogpaws1029
    November 11, 2020

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

  • Valerie Janzen
    November 12, 2020

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

  • Patsy Cumbie
    December 8, 2020

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

  • Brandi
    August 7, 2021

    Would you please include link to coffee table? It’s not coming up.

  • jenna Bateman
    September 23, 2021

    Hello, love your style and decor. Can you tell me where you got the bar stools at your kitchen bar?


    • Sarah
      > jenna Bateman
      September 23, 2021

      Hi Jenna! Those are from Target. They’re super affordable and kid friendly. Here’s the link:

      looks like they’re sold out right now, but if you hit the notification email Target let you know when they are back 🙂

  • Davina
    March 18, 2022

    Do you happen to know the approximate dimensions of your living room? I want to do something similar to your setup, but we have a TV we are trying to work around.

  • Fonda Auldridge
    July 1, 2022

    Can’t get the link to work for the recliner. What is it please. Love this look and your living room.

  • Jenna Bateman
    August 24, 2022

    I love your carpet in your living room. I clicked on the link but just takes me to the general wayfair site. I would like to know the name and colour that you choose.

  • Trish
    August 4, 2023

    What length are the sofas?

    • Sarah
      > Trish
      August 5, 2023

      Hi Trish. They are 96″ long!