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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  1. 11.11.20
    Liz rork said:

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

    • 11.11.20
      Sarah said:

      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!

      • 11.11.20
        Kathy Newcom said:

        Would these shades be appropriate for french doors?

  2. 11.11.20
    Suzee B said:

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

    • 11.11.20
      Dacia L Schroder said:

      Looks so good!

  3. 11.11.20
    Shelby Holdsworth said:

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

  4. 11.11.20
    Betty White said:

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

  5. 11.11.20
    Tammy Ganci said:

    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,

  6. 11.11.20
    Donna said:

    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!

  7. 11.11.20
    Tracie said:

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

  8. 11.11.20
    Candy said:

    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…

    • 11.11.20
      Tammy Ganci said:

      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,

  9. 11.11.20
    Candy said:

    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?

    • 11.11.20
      AnnTN said:

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

  10. 11.11.20
    glenda lafont said:

    Looks great.

  11. 11.11.20
    Ramona Wampler said:

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

  12. 11.11.20
    Deedra said:

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

  13. 11.11.20

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

  14. 11.11.20
    Holly said:

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

  15. 11.11.20
    Dogpaws1029 said:

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

  16. 11.12.20
    Valerie Janzen said:

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

  17. 12.8.20
    Patsy Cumbie said:

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

  18. 8.7.21
    Brandi said:

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

  19. 9.23.21

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


    • 9.23.21
      Sarah said:

      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 🙂

  20. 3.18.22
    Davina said:

    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.

  21. 7.1.22

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

  22. 8.24.22

    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.

  23. 8.4.23
    Trish said:

    What length are the sofas?

    • 8.5.23
      Sarah said:

      Hi Trish. They are 96″ long!

  24. 4.3.24
    Michelle said:

    What color are the sofas?