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The Story of our Striped Armchair

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The Tale of our Striped Armchair
Striped armchair // Blue rug // Blue plaid blanket // Tree throw pillow (grey or purple choices, or lumbar version) // Similar mirror

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

A lot of you seen one thing modified in our front room prior to now couple of weeks, so I assumed I’d 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 preserve them for awhile.

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

I like taking my time once we transfer into a brand new house so we are able to determine how we truly dwell in it and the way totally different rooms really feel in each season earlier than I make modifications or design choices. Often I’d say Christmas isn’t the best time to guage how crowded a room feels, however on this case, it’s what helped me to make a design choice I’m pleased with.

In earlier properties we might 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 house individuals most likely perceive what I’m saying. Our home is cozy and compact so we are able to’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 anyplace. 🙂

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

Determination made.

Typically all you want is ONE key choice in a room for the remainder to comply with. It wasn’t nearly making room for a tree we’ll solely put up annually, it was about how we wished to really feel in our house 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 choice 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 once I noticed these cute chairs on-line. I cherished the impartial stripes (there have been other color options too), they gave the impression to be an excellent scale for this room, they usually had been inexpensive. I made a decision it was definitely worth the threat to order one. It’s so arduous to know once you order furnishings on-line. However since I may get it delivered straight away, we might know quickly sufficient. And if I didn’t just like the chair after seeing it, I may return it. If I appreciated it however modified my thoughts later about what I wished right here, I’d be capable to use it rather than the third IKEA chair which remains to be upstairs. Because it didn’t need to be everlasting, so it felt much less dangerous to attempt it.

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

Seems, we LOVED the chair! Much more than we had anticipated. It’s tremendous cute, it’s the right dimension for the nook (and it’s not too tiny — it’s truly an excellent scale) and there’s sufficient area behind it for the tree! Happiness. Merry Christmas to me. The smaller arms work nicely on this little area and the chair shouldn’t be too deep or huge. Additionally, having legs on the chairs (vs a skirt) helps the room breath a bit extra (plus they’re an lovable 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 cherished 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, but it surely makes me blissful once we can use what we’ve or go issues down!

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

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