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Filed in DESIGN & STYLING — February 3, 2023

One of the most underrated home styling tips is rearranging furniture and decor. Not only can a space feel completely fresh with existing pieces, it can breathe new life and create so much more functionality. I recently updated a few furniture pieces in our living room with the intent of moving those older pieces down to our family room space. You know the old saying two birds one stone? It worked out so well!


It all started with our plaster fireplace makeover a few months ago. Originally, I had planned to use my new coffee table in the family room, but it was perfect in our living room so down came our DIY black coffee table for in here. I actually love the size for this space. My plan was also to add a new black console as a media stand. I tried scouring for a wood console I liked as much and came up empty handed. I really love how grounding a black console is for a space. TIP: every space needs at least one black accent.

In the design it reads heavy on black accents but looking at the space as a whole with our dining room it works perfectly. There’s more wood tones in the dining room and with the extra pops of black here it flows nicely. I also really love the way the black looks against our walls and the plaster fireplace. Walls are Benjamin Moore White Dove and fireplace is DIY found here the color is Benjamin Moore Pale Oak.

Even if you aren’t planning to swap furniture in multiple spaces like I did a simple rearranging of what you do have can make a world of difference. A different layout or even moving decor around can make it feel brand new.

This space isn’t quite finished but I wanted to share the progress as it is. Adding a couple accent chairs with our sectional made it feel more finished already. The black coffee table fits perfectly with my accent tables. I’ll be adding this console and a couple ottomans for in front of the fireplace soon! I’m absolutely loving the direction it’s headed.

Have you tried rearranging furniture in your space yet? I hope this encourages you to give it a try! Sometimes all a space needs is a simple little refresh.


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