I'm going to slowly introduce my little house to you. It's constantly changing, since I'm always buying and selling furniture and moving things around. My friends always comment about how they never know what to expect when they come over, since it's evolving weekly.
First, meet my living room. It's the third most used room in my house [after my kitchen and screened porch], and it actually used to be a dining room. One day I'll post the before and afters [if I can find those old photos!].
I initially painted this room when it was actually a dining room, so it's a little intense at times, but it photographs well and feels warm. I used to have a rug in here, but it didn't coordinate well with everything, so I'm currently on the hunt for a good [affordable] one. The ottomans are actually a really great choice instead of a coffee table, since they're great for additional seating or just putting your feet up and relaxing.
At the bottom, there's a rundown of where everything in my living room came from. I bought all these things over several years and some come from my childhood home, so the total cost didn't seem too daunting.
Sofa: Ikea [Kivik sofa + chaise, $698]
Ottomans: Home Goods [$30 each]
Side Table: Highland Row Antiques [$45]
Typewriter: Chamblee Antique Mall [$30]
Table Lamp: Pottery Barn [$99 + $25 coupon = $74]
Floor Lamp: Pottery Barn [$249 + $25 copuon = $224]
Round Pillows: Urban Outfitters [$34 each - 20% = $27 each]
Other Pillows: Pottery Barn [$75]
Double Curtain Rods: Ikea [$79]
Picture Frames: Pottery Barn [$220]
Paint: Behr Ultra Premium Plus [$60]
Drink Cart: My Favorite Place [$5] The BEST deal of all!
Paintings: Sandra Torrijos [My aunt = free!]