Our living room is definately better. More or less it’s similar to my previous numbers posting. We have removed most of the video games out of this room. (now in the family room)
We kept the PS3 in this room so we can watch netflix and movies. I liked the bins so much in my daughter’s room that I bought one for the living room. I chose not to put the top two baskets in so that I could use the shelves as a place to display my favorite Christmas decorations. I could never be a minimalist with no Christmas decorations but I did realize that I also don’t need four totes full.
Usually our living room is plastered with holiday stuff to where it’s overwhelming. not so much this year.
As you can tell there is quite a bit less here than before. 7 of our favorite Christmas decorations are on the two shelves but my snowman sitting on the floor next to Jack’s bed. The PS3, two controllers, tv controller and surge protector make up the other items pictured. Want to know what’s in the basket? Two Christmas collection DVD sets for easy access! Hanging on the wall is my TV and my picture frame. It seems cord heavy in the picture but we will have to make due.
Second view – our Christmas tree full of ornaments and a newly aquired tree topper to replace our beloved but broken tree topper. our snowman tree skirt, a wooden santa, our recliner with my husband’s sweatshirt and coat. Two pictures hang on the wall – will be moving them to a better location eventually. Hidden behind the recliner are two folding tables for when we have parties for my daughter.
This is what you see when you walk into our living room. our couch was moved because my husband wanted to see the tv better so it no longer rests flat against the wall. my laptop and a tiger pillow on the couch and my cat sleeping. 9 pictures hanging on the wall and blinds but nothing hanging from the ceiling anymore. Our cat’s tower against the wall.
behind the couch – jack’s crate with his blankets, toys and treats. Our bench to the kitchen table and 4 of my daughter’s favorite toys for Christmas.
Hidden on the window sill are about 15 acorn squash and mini pumpkins. I’m going to have to throw these in the woods soon as they will be rotten before long.
So another glimpse of my life – not minimalist, not a hoarder but comfortable and lived in. My living room makes me happy