When we had our first child, I switched the dining room and the living room in order to see my baby while I was in the kitchen. Believe it or not, that post received some of the highest traffic in the history of my blog. I guess there are a lot of people out there who want to know if there's some rule against switching rooms. Well there's not. And that worked for us for a while, but if you've been reading my blog for a while then you know I thrive on change. Thus, I changed it back (plus, we've been through a bunch of different tables and couches since that last post).
While I miss not being able to see my kids from the kitchen, one huge, unforeseen benefit has been that we now actually eat at our dinner table verses eating on the couch. Bonus! Who would have thought?
Here's the room before (slightly cluttered if I do say so myself)...
...and here it is now as we speak. I mean type.
We had to take a section of our super-long sofa out to fit. It sits nicely in the corner now as an arm(less) chair. Next time I'll post about my new (old) dining room.
And just in case you were wondering how many times I've changed the layout, here's a recap from the most recent to the oldest: