Living Room Tour

I realized I hadn’t really shown you my living room since we made a few updates to it, so today I’m sharing new pictures (along with sources at the end of the post).

Living Room // The House of Figs

The major update is that we sold our round ottoman (see the old pictures here) and replaced it with an actual coffee table.

Living Room // The House of Figs

We loved the ottoman and it was great for when we had littler kids but we had been wanting more space for drinks and books, especially because there really isn’t room for end tables with the sectional.  Also, our older kids are at the age where they like to play games and color in here.  Its been nice to be able to accommodate that now!

Home // The House of Figs

I purged some of the books and rearranged just a few things on the bookshelves.  The bottom few shelves house kids toys and books in baskets and bins.  I love having toy storage in the living room.  More on that later this week.

Bookshelves // The House of Figs

Even though I don’t really do seasonal decorating, I did find a few branches I liked at Hobby Lobby and those pumpkins on the mantle are real ones from the grocery store.  A few of the pillow covers have been changed out too to add to a cozier fall-ish feeling (the weather here in TX is finally starting to match too, hooray!)

Living Room // The House of Figs

Like I shared in this post, I brought down the ottoman from our youngest son’s room and I love having it in here now.  I keep that little side table empty.  Its so nice to have empty space, its just inviting.

Living Room // The House of Figs

Have I mentioned there used to be a window over the fireplace?  That was weird, you can read about that here.

Here are a few of the sources for the room:

Wall color: Olympic Willow Springs

Mantle color: Olympic Silver Dollar

HOME letters: Found in Round Top, TX

Bookshelves: Ikea Hemnes

Coffee Table & white lacquered tray: West Elm

Pouf: Amazon

Curtains: Ikea Ritva

Black & White pillow & blanket: Ikea

Roman Shades: Select Blinds

Gray Chair: Ikea

Rug: Rugs Usa

So that’s it for the living room!  One quick little fun thing… I’ve just recently joined Periscope and yesterday afternoon as Paul was taking these pictures I did a quick little broadcast of behind the scenes of the shoot.  Find me by searching for @thehouseoffigs!  The broadcast is still available for 24 hours after its created.  My camera work was a little shaky- sorry about that.  Still figuring the whole thing out. Are any of you on Periscope?  Come find me!!



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10 Responses to Living Room Tour

  1. Denise December 5, 2015 at 1:27 pm #

    Love your home and your work.

    • Bethany December 5, 2015 at 8:09 pm #

      Thank you so much, Denise!

  2. Ema February 2, 2016 at 7:55 pm #

    Hey, Bethany! We are in the market for some bookshelves, and I love yours! But the reviews I’ve seen make me a little wary. I have a little guy and a lot of books and want to make sure the shelves are worth the trip before I make the long trek to Ikea. Do you love them? Are you ever concerned with their stability? Thank you so much!

    • Bethany February 4, 2016 at 7:56 pm #

      Hi Ema! We love them. We have one shelf on one case that falls occasionally if pulled on the wrong way. It is kind of a bummer, but I’ve learned to put light things on it and it hasn’t really been a big deal. I used to keep all the puzzles on that shelf but I’ve since learned my lesson, haha! All the other shelves and the bookcases themselves seem very sturdy. You definitely can’t beat the price and I love the look of them. Hope that helps your decision!!

      • Ema February 5, 2016 at 9:15 pm #

        Thank you!! It does 🙂

  3. Melisa Soto March 12, 2016 at 2:41 pm #

    My living room is set up similar to yours. Very curious though how much space is behind the chair and what that area looks like. Do you have a picture of that area?


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