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6/30: Hotel Dark Em

I think I'm gonna buy a new couch.

I've never had any kind of guest accommodation in this house. The living room is too cramped for a traditional sofa bed, and there's just the one bedroom. In the past, visitors have slept on a twin mattress on the living room floor, on my undersized couch (she was unusually small), and in a tent in my side yard (sorry, sis!). Others have been directed to moderate hotels not too far from here.

I think IKEA has come to my rescue at last with a sofa-bed that will fit, if a bit massively, into this space.

It's pink.

IKEA pink sectional sofa bed

Inasmuch as the living room walls are black

black living room wall with a vase of tulips in front of it

and I already have a colorful rug

Multi-colored area rug in abstract design

and a purple armchair

purple velvet armchair

then why not go with these turquoise side tables that are so cute and match parts of the rug

A small bright turquoise side table with a drawer

...so that my living room becomes the very opposite of my severely stark-white bedroom.

It'll be the Anti-Chamber!

portion of a floorplan showing a colorful living room mostly occupied by a big pink corner sofa

With the addition of a curtain (how 'bout orange?) there between the front door and the pink couch, it can become a guest bedroom...ish, as the British say. And so much cheaper than adding a room.

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Feb. 3rd, 2015 11:17 am (UTC)
I like this idea! That pink is perfect, too, and it will go with your new throw (a determining factor, I think...). What's the Ikea name? (copy and paste; I suspect that no-one who isn't Swedish can actually remember most of those names!) I'm not keen on orange generally, but I can see that it could be the right colour for the curtain if it's the orange in the rug, but check it against the pink sofa first. Maybe the purple of the chair would be good?

And I love the idea of the contrast between your living room and your bedroom.

Being practical (for once), the real question is whether your room will be better and more comfortable for you day-to-day -- unless the number of potential overnight guests is quite high, or your desire to accommodate them makes it worth a reduction in your comfort/convenience.
Feb. 4th, 2015 12:15 am (UTC)
The sofa is...lemme see here...Friheten (a name which I'm having a harder time keeping in my head than "Skiftebo Cerise," which is the name of the fabric color).

All excellent points about the design scheme. I was (sort of) kidding about orange curtains, because though I love orange, that'd be a very large swath of it! As to the question of everyday utility versus guest accommodation, yeah. It's a steep-ish tradeoff. But I've never had a full-length couch to lie around on, so there's that. You are so right about considering the new pink and black throw! It's like buying a car to match your shoes, but what the heck!
Feb. 3rd, 2015 05:38 pm (UTC)
Fantastic! Do it!!
Feb. 4th, 2015 12:16 am (UTC)
I believe I will! Thank you.
Feb. 3rd, 2015 11:53 pm (UTC)
Batman says "Do it."
Feb. 4th, 2015 12:16 am (UTC)

You've been waiting for this chance to use that icon, haven't you? \o/
Feb. 4th, 2015 05:33 am (UTC)

And thank you! :D
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Feb. 4th, 2015 03:44 am (UTC)
Hi there! Our fandom corner has been pretty quiet lately. I've missed hearing from you.
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