I went to Homesense (yes again, don't judge me ;), and I saw a little, square, super rustic, low side table. Here's how the conversation in my head went "That's so cute I wish I had a spot for it" . . . "What?? It's $25??? I'll make a space for it!"
Driven by pure determination or the fact that it was a clearance priced, none refundable purchase I wracked my brain thinking of a spot to put it! Then I thought of somewhere . . . in the master bedroom beside the chair in the corner! Alas, it was WAY too big, but standing there, staring at the table I thought "You know what would be perfect??? The two little nesting tables in the living room" . . .
AND BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE!!!
The small nesting tables that I LOVE so much, found a spot in our bedroom (more on that in another post) and the new rustic table found a perfect home in our living room between our chairs!
I think it works so much better 1) Because it's larger, which suits the large scale of the two chairs, & 2) It's lower, which definitely suits the low, armlessness of the chairs.
I LOVE IT! I'm always amazed how one small change to a room can make such a HUGE difference. I am so happy to score the perfect side table for the new neutral, rustic direction of the living room!
To top it off, I added one of the glass lamps we already owned (you might recognize them from our Townhouse Master Bedroom, and our old living room set up). I've always liked the contrast between really rustic elements like the table, and really polished elements like the Chrome in the lamp, I think it's that kind of 'tension' that really makes a room! I did do one thing to the lamp, a quick shade change was in order, the last shade had a bit of a taper to it:
A drum shade would definitely update it!
One last look:
I hope you liked the glimpse into how my brain works and our living room!! ;) hehe