The Story of our Striped Armchair

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Striped armchair // Blue rug // Blue plaid blanket // Tree throw pillow (grey or crimson choices, or lumbar model) // Comparable mirror

We arrange our Christmas tree for the primary time since we’ve lived in our new residence and knew instantly we would have liked new chairs. Ha! We had deliberate to swap the Ikea Ektorp chairs out finally, however we thought we’d wait till after the kitchen rework to search for one thing new. And that’s the place the story of our striped armchair begins.

Lots of you observed one thing modified in our front room up to now couple of weeks, so I assumed I might clarify. You most likely keep in mind that we had simply purchased new slipcovers for the IKEA chairs that had been in the home once we purchased it. They had been cozy sufficient so we thought we’d hold them for awhile.

The Tale of our Striped Armchair
Battery operated window candle // Comparable Black Pharmacy Lamp // Striped arm chair // Tree throw pillow // Blue rug

I like taking my time once we transfer into a brand new residence so we will determine how we really stay in it and the way completely different rooms really feel in each season earlier than I make modifications or design choices. Normally I’d say Christmas isn’t the best time to judge how crowded a room feels, however on this case, it’s what helped me to make a design determination I’m pleased with.

In earlier properties we’d typically simply transfer the furnishings round to make room for a tree. Most likely most individuals do! However on this home, there was completely NO place to maneuver these chairs to. Small residence folks most likely perceive what I’m saying. Our home is cozy and compact so we will’t simply transfer bigger issues elsewhere very simply HAHAH!

The Tale of our Striped Armchair
Striped arm chair // Tree throw pillow

As soon as we decide on the best spot for one thing we love, it’s most likely not going wherever. 🙂

Final yr we had simply moved in and we didn’t even attempt to arrange the massive tree. It was clearly not going to suit. However a few weeks in the past we determined to strive it, simply in case. Instantly I knew that I liked it right here. I might most likely need the tree to go there yearly.

Determination made.

Usually all you want is ONE key determination in a room for the remainder to observe. It wasn’t nearly making room for a tree we are going to solely put up annually, it was about how we needed to really feel in our residence in each season. The Christmas tree is necessary. However this nook had all the time felt a bit crowded to me with the chairs we had, so seeing the tree in right here simply confirmed what we would have liked.

The Tale of our Striped Armchair
Blue plaid blanket

It felt good to be assured in a design determination for this room, despite the fact that we weren’t planning on making a change so quickly! However as soon as we determined what wasn’t going to work right here, different choices would turn into simpler.

Inspiration struck for what to do after I noticed these cute chairs on-line. I liked the impartial stripes (there have been different coloration choices too), they appeared to be a superb scale for this room, they usually had been reasonably priced. I made a decision it was definitely worth the danger to order one. It’s so laborious to know once you order furnishings on-line. However since I may get it delivered immediately, we’d know quickly sufficient. And if I didn’t just like the chair after seeing it, I may return it. If I preferred it however modified my thoughts later about what I needed right here, I might have the ability to use it rather than the third IKEA chair which remains to be upstairs. Because it didn’t must be everlasting, so it felt much less dangerous to strive it.

The Tale of our Striped Armchair
Striped arm chair // Tree throw pillow (grey or crimson choices or lumbar model)

Seems, we LOVED the chair! Much more than we had anticipated. It’s tremendous cute, it’s the proper measurement for the nook (and it’s not too tiny — it’s really a superb scale) and there’s sufficient house behind it for the tree! Happiness. Merry Christmas to me. The smaller arms work nicely on this little house and the chair shouldn’t be too deep or broad. Additionally, having legs on the chairs (vs a skirt) helps the room breath a bit extra (plus they’re an lovely fashion, too). And it’s cozy sufficient for dialog or studying by the fireplace and will be moved across the room rather more simply than the IKEA may.

The Tale of our Striped Armchair

As soon as we sat in it and all agreed we liked the way it felt within the room, I instantly ordered a second matching chair! It was a win win throughout. We really feel like we’re all the time enjoying ‘musical chairs’ in our household, nevertheless it makes me completely happy once we can use what we’ve got or cross issues down!

So, that’s the story of how our Christmas tree led to a design determination which led us to those striped chairs!

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