**UPDATE 9/26/22*** I should have written this update 6 months after having the sectional delivered. The sectional is wonderful, don’t get me wrong. Do I regret getting white? 100000000000000000000000000000%. We moved the sectional to our formal living room that we NEVER use and purchased a leather sofa for the family room.
For years I have been wanting to give this room a makeover and that included getting a sectional. However, my husband was dead set on keeping the leather sofa. It’s La-Z-Boy and was well the money spent. We had it for 13 years, through 3 kids and pets and it still had lots of life left. The only problem with a family of 5 we could not all fit on the sofa to have a relaxing tv night. 3 would fit on the sofa, 1 in the side chair and 1 in the computer chair. Not to mention when the kids had friends over. It just wasn’t working for us.
Our family room is small and not ideal for a sectional, but that didn’t matter to me. We live in the house and had to make this space functional for our needs.
Let’s take a look at the first before, dark and dreary!
One of the first things I did to transform this room was replace the floors, paint the walls, limewash the fireplace and add Board and Batten. Tutorial here . Board and Batten paint color SW Alabaster, wall color SW Agreeable gray. This is my absolute favorite gray and great for an all over home color.
Although I love the upper wall color, the majority of my home is painted SW Alabaster, and I felt I needed to continue it in this room also. To me painting everything white and then accenting with warm-toned accents makes the space feel larger.
I also added a faux wood beam to the fireplace for $20. Tutorial here
I searched MONTHS for a sectional, finding the best deal and one with the most positive reviews. Finally I found the Radley from Macy’s. You can design it in so many configurations that it will work for almost any space. I love the look of having a chaise lounge on one end, but we didn’t have the space for it.
One thing to note about the Radley sectional. The manufacturer is Jonathan Louis, so although it only shows you a small amount of fabrics it comes standard in, you can order any Jonathan Louis fabric to put on the sectional. For a small upgrade and 7-10 week delivery I ordered it in a fabric called Urban Suede in the color chalk. I was dead set on having a white sectional. I figured with my kids being older I wouldn’t have to worry about it getting dirty. Big Mistake. The sectional is fantastic, but I should have gone with gray instead. This was my fault.
I’m so happy with this light and airy transformation. If I were to do anything differently it would have been to get the sectional in gray. The quality is fantastic, but I feel I am micro-managing anyone who sits on it to make sure their clothes and hands are clean enough.
On another note if planning on purchasing furniture from Macy’s, one thing I was not aware of is that you cannot pick up from their store (certain smaller or discounted items you may be able to), but everything is delivered to you and set up, no exceptions. That is an additional fee and the fee is per piece of furniture, 5 for my sectional $250.00. Also, if you live outside the delivery area like myself it’s an additional $25. So make sure to budget that in. The delivery and set up was fast and I was very happy with the service.