I promised I'd share pics of our sectional once it arrived. Well, it's been about two weeks since the Milo has been here so I thought it was time to show it off. When it first arrived, I was a little uncertain about the way it looked in our living room. The color wasn't quite what I expected (a lot darker, it seemed to me, than the samples we had seen) and it was just so...big. I mean, bigger than anything we'd had in that space.
I had to kind of hang out with the Milo and get used to it before I got excited about finally having a sectional (something I've wanted ever since we moved into the house). It was kind of ironic that Robert, who was down with sectionals but not quite as excited about having one as me, loved it right away.
But I can say now that I'm very happy with the Milo. It's super comfortable and can easily seat five people. I also think buying a couple of cream colored pillows from Target added some color contrast to the sofa and relieved my feeling that it looked like a big block of charcoal fabric.
We did a little furniture rearrangement in the living room as well to accommodate our new set up.
The white Ikea bookcase that used to serve as our living room/lounge area room divider now serves as a media bookcase on the opposite wall.
And the Ikea sofa table that used to hold the TV got moved behind the sofa (which is very appropriate!)
I'd still like to add a couple more throw pillows to the sofa to bring in more color and texture. I have my heart set on some Chiang Mai Dragon pillows.
We'll also eventually ditch the long dark coffee table for a lighter colored ottoman (hopefully with storage) and bring in a large area rug.
Maybe we'll accomplish these other things by the time the year is out, but for now we're just enjoying being able to both lie down while we watch TV.