We have a decent sized living room. It’s big enough for a couch and two chairs, and a fireplace, and a picture window…
But not big enough to add a Christmas Tree.
Last year, we solved the problem by taking one of the chairs out of the room, and putting the tree up in the corner.
That worked fine, but it eliminated seating. So this year we were determined to find room for everything.
First, we moved the couch from the east wall to the north wall. We moved a chair over where the couch had been and that left a little space in the southeast corner. But not enough for the tree.
Then, we moved the couch back and swapped the two chairs. Nope.
We put the two chairs together along one wall. Nope.
We shoved one chair way into a corner and set the tree up in the entryway. Terrible!
We tried everything we could think of, and nothing seemed to work.
In the end, you know what we did?
We put everything back the way we had started and set the tree in front of the window.
It looks perfect.
The moral of this story?
“Preparing him room” doesn’t necessarily mean you have to rearrange your whole life.
(or your whole living room…)
You just have to shine the light where others can see it.
Have a great week,
(top image via http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/15)