After nearly 20 years – plus 8 Covid months of non-stop use – our sectional (seen here) was officially on its last legs. This couch had seen us through the birth of our two children, hosted many weekend football-watching marathon sessions and served as an impromptu spot to eat dinner. Now that our kids are older (and bigger), we’d literally outgrown it. Rather than simply replace the couch, I took the opportunity to give our family room a larger refresh.
The sectional anchors the overall space and I wanted it to be large, comfortable and most importantly durable – something that could withstand spills and stand up to my 6’4″ husband. This deep blue acrylic and cotton blend fabric from Cisco Home is hardworking yet elegant and the sofa’s timeless silhouette is a natural fit for our colonial Spanish home. Because this room is ground zero for casual hangs, I replaced our Saarinen coffee table with an upholstered ottoman (also from Cisco) – something we could prop our feet up on that could also double as extra seating. I’ve been using Cisco Home furniture in my projects for years and love their selection of fabrics and the fact their products are sustainably made.
A brown oak console table will replace a desk that no longer fits due to the new sectional’s larger size and our beloved pup’s doggy door. I found this one at Restoration Hardware and love its rustic quality and the warmth and primitive vibe it imparts. I also love how it contrasts with our new, more modern, art piece painted by my aunt, artist Flor Troconis. Other elements that finish off the space are a new jute area rug, double bulb sconces for maximum brightness, a few drink tables, new pillows like this and this, throw blanket and a catch-all tray. If you’re considering a family room refresh and upgrading your TV binge-watching couch game, there are so many great (and affordable) sectionals available in a variety of neutrals and unique colors. Here are some other options I considered: