walking almost walking….if that is a thing. I guess I could say he has been “almost” walking for 4 months now. But he will now take steps all on his own and without encouragement or bribes. No matter how many kids you have watching a baby take his or her first steps is probably one of the most wonderful things ever. Seriously. When big milestones happen it is a good reason to change something in your home, just because. So that “just because” is a new cocktail table or as West Elm calls them “coffee tables”. I prefer the name cocktail table, I don’t know why….it is like a “sofa” to a “couch” I won’t judge you if you say “couch” I just prefer sofa.
Back to the issue at had, that new coffee table!
As you know our home is tiny. And I will not be offended if you call it tiny. Because it is. I feel like I am constantly changing things in our home, trying to find the right way to fit all the puzzle pieces together and maximize every inch of our space with out overcrowding it.
For three years we had a fabric ottoman in here and I really loved it. But I changed it when we got our new sofa, they were almost the same color of fabric. We play a lot of games in this front room and have a lot of dance parties.
The new coffee table needs to be smaller scale and easy to move around. We went with a smaller coffee table for Finn’s first year. We needed that space to lay him on the floor to play and room for him to crawl around. I had someone comment on a Facebook post that this room would look better if the coffee table was bigger. I did agree that a bigger table would probably look better, but that it not how I design. I design for the people who live in their home. Your home has to work for YOU.
If you are in a design dilemma (like I am). The best tip I have is to make a list of your needs and wants.
Here is my want list for a new coffee table-
#1- Rectangular shape or oval
#2- Narrow for our narrow space
#3- Bright white or dark color for a contrast with our cream burlap rug
#4- Modern style to add an updated look to our older home
Writing down your wish list will make it SO MUCH EASIER when searching online. That way you can use the filter setting on most websites, big time saver.
I moved our old fabric ottoman that I had in here before from our upstairs family room to see how it would work with our new furniture and try it with our moving baby boy.