The day after New Year’s, my daughter surprised me with a new couch (actually it’s used — but barely). It’s a pale blue-grey tweed. I love it and it looks great (there’s a quilt on top to keep the cat hair off of it). The old one was horrible — badly stained and the arms threadbare from the cats. It was so ugly I kept a quilt or blanket over it all the time so I didn’t have to look at it.
Here’s my problem though. The new couch reminded me of how many other things I need to do to make the living room…livable! The rest of the room is so dark and dingy and out of date, and the brightness of the couch makes it glaringly obvious how other many things I need to replace or update. Now I can’t go in the living room because it reminds me of the inside of my head.
The next thing I’m going to get is a new rug in a modern design with the same blue grey color scheme as the couch. After that, I’ll see what else needs to be done to make this room less depressing.