What’s the Cost of Getting the Look? Living Room Edition

by Nicki on April 17, 2017

So the living room?  It is one of the most visible and high traffic areas of your home.

photo by @alisonkowalksiphotography

Families with young children are not ready to spend extraordinary money in a space that their resident graffiti artist could at anytime  choose to scribble something out in marker on their coffee table!

In the beginning we gave our clients a floor plan and we loved how the additional chairs made the room more cozy and able to fit more guests.  Not all guests like to run to snuggle up on the couch!

This living room is 17 x 14 which makes it 238 square feet.  In a living room two important items to focus on are the rug and the sofa.  In this case we were asked by our clients to max out the space and get the most seating possible for them which resulted in a custom 108″ x 108″ sofa.  We like to use Crypton  stain resistant fabrics on all of the upholstered pieces that we create with our North Carolina Manufacturer.

So with the help of 3 familiar brands, let’s think about what you would spend on a large sectional?

Budget A:  Ikea has a 5 seat sectional with a corner piece for $2,999

Budget B: Pottery Barn, depending on the fabric chosen, has a 110″ x 110″ that can be up to $6,495

Budget C: Serena and Lily (fabric driven) can be up to $7,995

The rug is another piece that families are looking for more practical and realistic price points on.  Our go to favorites are Jaipur and Dash & Albert Rugs for moderate price points and Stark for more higher end. For our living room at the #simmonsforgeproject we needed a 10 x 14 rug.

Budget A: Home Goods $500

Budget B: Pottery Barn $1,429

Budget C:  Serena and Lily $3, 398

photo by @alisonkowalskiphotography

So in a Living room that is 238 square feet your budget could look like one of these;

$25/sf $5,950

$50/sf $11.900

$75/sf $17, 850

$100/sf $23,800


Nicki and Teresa

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