Welcome to my home! I wanted to show you around my living room. When we were initially looking for furniture, the first thing we did was not jump on Pinterest, we set a budget. I made an excel sheet of all of the pieces we wanted and needed to buy, set a budget for each item, and prioritized. The room is far from done, but I wanted to show you the progress and give you guys an update when we collect more pieces. I still would like to get a coffee table, bar cart, and possibly a chair of some sort, but I love how it is coming along now! I also plan to show you all my bedroom and kitchen, so stay tuned for that in coming weeks! Sofa: We decided to go for a navy sofa. We were originally looking at white, but we decided it was just not practical. Before deciding on the West Elm Andes Chaise Sectional, we went to about five furniture stores and saw the pieces in person and tested them for quality and comfort. It was important to us to find a sofa that was comfortable. We loved the material and firm support of the piece. I was also worried that the sectional part would slide around. We have not found that to be the case!TV Stand: I wanted a simple and functional piece. The two drawers pull out and provide nice storage space. I liked the clean lines of the piece. My budget was under $500, and with a promotion code, it came it right under.