But then a few weeks ago, our couch arrived and it really pulled things together.
Since the walls are plaster, it is a little complicated to hang pictures but Dave persevered on Sunday and got three hung. The papyrus above the couch is one I bought in Egypt. You can see our built-in corner shelves to the left of the picture. We are still trying to decide what to hang above the green chair. That wall needs something but we haven't quite figured out what yet.
I really love the little corner shelves. Right now they are holding some of our Judaica things as well as pictures, some nesting dolls I picked up in Russia and some smaller photo albums. There are more pictures and some fall gourds on the windowsill. I'm looking forward to doing some seasonal decorating of these spaces throughout the year.
The piano is against the opposite wall from the couch. And I love our wall sconces. We decided that with the sconces we really didn't need the big mirror hanging above the piano, like we did at our previous house so now we need to figure out where that mirror is going. We've debated about three places for it. The shelf next to the piano holds music books, photo albums and some more Judaica books -- mostly kids' books about various holidays!
And this is where you enter the living room from the front entry. The previous owner made the curtains and asked if we would use them. I love them so I said, "Yes!" I don't really like the colour of the living room (which is the same as the dining room, front entry and stairwell) and eventually would like to paint it a light green. I'm thinking a light sage colour would be beautiful. However, I don't have any painting energy left and it's not high on our list of priorities.
And right now there is also this beautiful bouquet of flowers in our living room because I was feeling sick on Saturday so Dave bought me these to cheer me up. It worked :)
I love sitting on the couch, wrapped in a blanket with a good book to read. It's as comfortable as I imagined! And we all love sitting on the couch together reading stories. I am looking forward to many years of excellent conversations and cozy reading times in this space.