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A rug is a must. I love hardwood, but a rug really makes a difference. It's a 1920s home, so I tend to gravitate toward more traditionally-styled rugs.
Now the big pieces of furniture.
Another note about the cubby/bench: I really like the look of stuff under a window. But again, let's keep it real. When I see this...
...I wonder how long it will be before the cat tries to get up on it in order to see out. Anything under a window is a cat seat, after all. So anything under a window needs to be sturdy and preferably not very breakable.
This chair will have to leave the room, and probably the side table too (oh, and definitely the curtains):
But the lamps on the table will probably stay.
As for pillows, I might make them or I might buy them. Also have other furniture I may bring in to this room (such as a different side table). AND I suppose I ought to get our wedding clothes out of the short closet (viewable in the pic that shows our TV) so that a guest could potentially have some space of their own. (We currently use the full-size closet for some of our clothes and storage - a downside of an old house is that most people really did not have a lot of clothes to store back in the 20s.)
When is all this going to happen? Gradually, over time. I need to buy the rug, the futon mattress, and a few other items. Given my workload, it could be summer before I have time to sew anything major. So we'll see. When it's done (and if I do/buy/make anything worth sharing along the way), I'll share it. For now though, this will be the last post about this room for at least a little while.
*Major props to you if you know where what song the lyric-title of this post is from -- WITHOUT googling. ;) One of my favorite songs.