Our living room sectional makeover just in time for football! Why did we swap out the old sectional for a new one and makeover over the living room? Why not!
Being cooped up in the house for the last 8 months due to Covid makes you a little stir crazy and a little room makeover never hurt anyone!
This post is sponsored by Raymour & Flanigan.
Living Room Sectional Ideas
Our old sectional has been retired to the finished basement where it’s sporting a new look (post coming soon) featuring all kinds of fun pumpkins!
It’s definitely a different football season this year due to the social constraints and honestly I am so over it. So frustrating!
Jim has season tickets to the New England Patriots and we are all very disappointed that the stadium is closed until who knows when so we decided to make the living room a little more comfy for the Football season.
Many of you know that I have partnered with Raymour and Flanigan in the past (see our patio makeover, lady loft makeover and the teen boy bedroom makeover ) for our room makeovers and I was very excited when they were interested in helping transform our living room featuring a large deep seated sectional with an oversized leather ottoman.
How to place a sectional in a living room
Personally, I like placing a sectional in the middle of the room there is enough space.
I feel like it helps make the room more cozy and allows for a sofa table behind the sectional.
The Wilkinson Sectional from Raymour and Flanigan is stunning and so roomy. Like, you can lay down and get lost in the cushions kind of roomy!
The sectional comes with a myriad of accent pillows featuring a variety of eye-catching patterns.
Why do we have an off white couch?
Because it’s gorgeous!
Just kidding, well looks are pretty important to me but this sectional is made of high quality 100% Polypropylene upholstery and is stain-resistant and the cushions are gel infused with down-blend-encased foam cushions.
The color is called Sugar Shack Putty.
The neutral sectional fabric is very soft yet tough enough to handle everyday use.
Over the years, we have had many light colored sectionals over the years and this fabric and color is by far my favorite.
The texture will definitely help hide everyday wear and tear.
I also purchased their affordable protection plan so if by chance I drop red wine on it (omg I would die!), they will come out and clean it or replace it.
The protection plan on certain key furniture pieces is totally worth it in my opinion.
I opted for a large oversized leather ottoman coffee table to help not only balance the large sectional but for functional purposes.
Having a place to set up appetizers and drinks is key during football games and this distressed black leather ottoman is perfect for that.
Living room ideas with a sectional and fireplace
My son thought he was moving his Xbox to this room but I quickly axed that idea.
For those of you who have teen boys, you know the pain and loudness associated with Xbox games.
Don’t feel bad for him though, he has the new finished basement space where he and his friends can make all the Xbox noise they want!
The Wilkinson pushback recliner is made from the same stain resistant fabric as the sectional and it’s so comfortable.
Instead of a traditional sofa table, I opted for a server wine holder. I love the fact that it has closed storage and a wine holder.
Normally, a server piece this size would be too big as a sofa table but the oversized sectional coordinates perfectly.
To balance out the left part of the room, I added a warm toned 74″ high bookcase.
I felt like the room had a lot of black so I introduced a soft brown tones through the bookcase, table lamp, sisal basket and home decor accents.
When Jim moved in last month, we decided that his black arched floor lamp was perfect for this space.
The black shade coordinated perfectly with the accent pillows.
Living Room Sectional Makeover Just In Time For Football
One of the biggest things I have struggled with when decorating this living room and really most of the house, are the large windows and high ceilings.
The Wilkinson living room set was made for this room and looks amazing!
Miss Chesney is not happy that I put the wooden tray filled with Fall decor on “her ottoman.”
Yep, prior to the wooden tray, she slept on the ottoman at night. She thinks it’s her bed ;).
Related: Don’t miss my teen son’s bedroom workspace thanks to Covid
Thank you to Raymour and Flanigan for once again, an amazing makeover partnership and we are loving our Football ready living room. We are really loving the TV on the mantel and our new living room sectional just in time for football!
We are looking forward to watching movies and games on our new comfy sectional.