Before & After: Bungalow Living Room by Emily Henderson
Emily Henderson does it again! Emily helped her friends’ rental bungalow in Los Angeles with a strategic mix of color, texture, plants and personal items…
We HAD to bring color into this space because we couldn’t change the walls, BUT they didn’t want to get a big colorful sofa because that was too much of a commitment.
Choosing the sofa was very tricky. There was only one place for the TV so sometimes that just dictates the orientation of the room. Normally you would go for the sofa facing the fireplace/mantle, but the TV couldn’t fit above the high mantel, and the fireplace doesn’t play Game of Thrones or Breaking Bad (nor does it play actual fire because it’s non-functioning).
The sectional is perfect because the arms nor the back pillows don’t take up a ton of space. You get a lot of seating area and it’s still really wide and deep. The chaise allows for one person to be lying down and the other to be on the other side, wildly more functional than a sofa that same size without a chaise.
And nothing says color like a teal chair. Jim found this guy on Craigslist in the OC, and after I gave him my blessing he drove down and grabbed it. It was in vinyl but all ripped up. This teal pulled out the blues in the rug and turned out to be a total stunner.
See more photos and read all about the whys and hows at Emily’s blog: Style by Emily Henderson | LA Bungalow Makeover and don’t miss the helpful video that outlines Emily’s take on How To Add Personality to Your Neutral Space.
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