Transitional Decor

We have lived in our house for 11 years now. When we moved in we had some furniture of our own and some hand downs from my parents. I was 6 months pregnant so we repainted the house and just moved in. Now I am taking my time and going room by room. I’m going to give you a sneak peek of how I am doing it with transitional decor.

 I started with our entryway and the living room next to it. I wanted these rooms to play nice together and complement each other. This was my inspiration room. Our living room was originally a kids play room and it has evolved over time back into a living room.

Picture Courtesy of Southern Living Magazine

I fell in love with the curtain fabric and after looking at the picture for a year, I finally bought the fabric. I had a few furniture pieces already but needed a coffee table and some storage. I got online to take look since I don’t have time to shop. I visited a site I’ve used before, Sauder Furniture. They have a variety of styles and their prices are really reasonable!

First I looked around in their style lab where you can discover a little more about your design style.

It even lets you take a cool quiz where you get to pick things you like, to narrow down their huge selection, and find a little more about your design style. I like a variety of styles from ultra modern to traditional and the Style Lab hit it just right! Here is a screen shot from my quiz.

First I found these really great storage ottomans (item # 415582) from the Soft Modern Collection. They are upholstered in a sisal basket weave finish. They were perfect for my entry way.

Not only do they fill up the empty void under my console table they are a great place for me to store back issues of magazines for when I need a little more inspiration.

They were so easy to pop together and the insert that goes inside has a little loop on it. If we ever move I can just pull on that loop and pack these ottomans flat so they don’t get ruined. It’s the little things that count!

The second thing I ordered was a glass table. I know you are saying, “Is she crazy ordering glass over the internet to be delivered?” Well maybe, but it came to me with no problems. It was packed really well. It even included a warning table on the outside to not use a knife to cut the box open. This would be for people like me who would take a box cutter and slash a gash in the glass table top!

The table was simple to put together with the easy to read instructions. The screws came in a nifty plastic tray package. It helped me keep the screws together so they were not rolling all over the place when I was putting it together, which I did all by myself!

Following the instruction, I screwed the legs on, then the shelf, and next came these little clear disks so that the glass would not get scratched when it touches the metal. This round coffee table (item #414970) is made of tempered safety glass which made me feel at ease having it in a home with two boys.

I love it, and it was perfect in my living room. Most of the furniture in here is heavy and this really lightens things up. Now I can enjoy a cocktail with my hubby or snuggle in my cozy chair to read a good book.

Check out 2 other ways I’ve now used this coffee table in our home and leave me a comment below and tell me what room you are working on!


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sauder. The opinions and text are all mine.