You know I am all about my house.

I would marry it in a nanosecond if I wasn’t already in love with a twinkling brown-eyed Angry Lemon.

But even houses that you adore have challenges.

Just. Like. Mine.

At the top of the stairs there’s a landing with built-ins that stand at the entrance of the room that no one really knew what to do with.

I’ve tried so many different things and nothing took.

I tried to make it into a craft room.

I tried to make it into a game room.

I tried to make it into an extension of the hallway.

All of those worked for a while and then the room started collecting things and spare parts and random pieces of life.

I had almost given up hope.


Until this happened.

This sofa.

I know, right?

Please tell me this isn’t the coziest space you have ever seen.

Even Buddy has figured it out.

We ordered this couch online from Rooms To Go.

Have you ever ordered furniture online before?


Especially if you are ordering from a website like Rooms To Go.

Here’s the step-by-step on how I found this amazing couch on the Rooms To Go Website.

First, I went to the main page and searched for couches.

Then I added different filters to make my search easier.

I knew I wanted a beige couch, so I added that filter and 28 different results popped up next.

I found a couple of options that I liked.

These two were in the running.

And then?

I found this one.

The Cindy Crawford Bellingham Sand Textured Sofa.

Look at those arms.

Look at the color.

It even came with two coordinating pillows.

And in amazing news? It’s on SALE right now as part of Rooms To Go 30th anniversary sale.


That’s right. Rooms to Go is celebrating 30 amazing, incredible years in business just in time for me to find my new favorite sofa on sale.

The last thing I did was check the measurements.

I only had 96″ between the bookcases, so I wanted to make sure the width and the depth and the height would work in the space.

Everything fit perfectly, so I placed the order.

And waited.


Until a little over a week later, this truck showed up in my driveway.

It was seriously the EASIEST WAY to order furniture and my favorite thing about this entire process?

They delivered it right to the house.

No hassle.

No fuss.

Just an amazing truck with my couch and an incredible rug and two awesome end tables.

Look at the texture on that couch.

Isn’t it amazing?

And the color is PERFECT for the new room.

I was going to go with a coffee table, but because the room is a walkway between the other bedrooms on either side, I opted for these spool side tables.

They are perfect for moving from side to side or putting my computer on or having coffee in the morning or holding books I’m waiting to read.

Here’s the little box I keep the remote in when it’s not in use.

Taking the coffee table out of the room also left room for two larger chairs and there was space to hang the television on the wall.

Another fun purpose for the room.

And I wish you could feel this rug.

It’s so thick and cozy and my toes sink into it when you walk.

You can see the thickness here in this picture.

It’s has a light cream background (to hide dirt better than white) with a gray trellis pattern.

I love how it warms up the space and brings the entire room together.

And the room that no one knew what to do with?

It’s the most popular place in town and it’s my new favorite room.

There’s space for all the people and all the friends.

Especially dogs named Buddy. 🙂

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Rooms To Go.

All opinions are my own.

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  1. Image for AnnTN AnnTN

    I love it! I'm scared to order furniture online. I want to see it and sit on it and feel the texture of the fabric.

    1. Image for Debra Matcovich Debra Matcovich

      That’s why I don’t order furniture that you sit on online. I want to feel and sit to see if it’s cozy. My husband and i have to different cozy opinions. I’m a foot shorter and like to touch the floor, and he likes a stiffer back. I guess it’s a lot of good reviews.

  2. Image for Rebecca Patterson Rebecca Patterson

    I have this sofa and matching loveseat, in the sleeper version, in my Florida condo! I’ve had them about 5 years and they still look like new. They provide extra beds when the kids and grandkids come down to visit. I have several things from Rooms to Go that I ordered online, sight unseen. Super easy ordering and delivery! Rooms to Go is great! Congratulations on your new sofa, Karianne!

    1. Image for Kris Kris

      It's always good to hear comments from someone who has had an item for several years. Sleeper sofas are a necessity in my small house for guest beds--thanks for mentioning this!

  3. Image for Carrie Carrie

    I have my kettle on for tea and I'll be over with my book to lounge all day in this beautiful space. It's just perfect!!

  4. Image for JC JC

    So cozy, inviting, and calm! This is the perfect room tucked away in the perfect spot. I would be in here for hours reading books and sipping tea! Could you tell me, please, where you purchased your prints, specifically the picture frames? Thanks KariAnne.😊

  5. Image for patricia patricia

    could you sketch out the floor plan of this room? I'm not quite getting the cross traffic issue since it looks like a dead (but cozy) end in the photos. I'd want that room in a heart beat. But I do have my own cozy spot with a couch, windows and big bookshelves. My definition of happiness.

    1. Image for KariAnne KariAnne

      Patricia, Let me visually sketch it for you! It's a 15" x 15" square room. I gave a mini tour on my Instagram stories today if you want to take a tour! There are doors right on either side of the bookcases. One goes to my office, the other to a bedroom. Directly across from the couch there's a door that leads out to the landing! You can see it in the second picture! So there are doors on three walls! Does that make sense? That's why I couldn't put a coffee table because it's a traffic walkway! happy day!KariAnne

  6. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    BEAUTIFUL sofa!!!! LOVE the fabric and style and how it fits so perfectly there. How does it feel when you sit on it? It looks pretty firm.

    1. Image for KariAnne Wood KariAnne Wood

      It is pretty firm---but cozy. Does that make sense? I don't like sofas where I sink because I'm so short! I LOVE IT so much! I laid down on it and took a nap! Happy day! KariAnne

  7. Image for Vallerie Vallerie

    I’m just curious how your family used that room when you were growing up in that house. Love the new sofa and rug, Love seeing Buddy.

    1. Image for KariAnne KariAnne

      Vallerie, That is SUCH a great question! We had five kids so it was used as a hang out room and then it was my room when I came home from college! happy day!KariAnne

  8. Image for be be

    Soooo perfect!!!! What a great room to slip away for a quiet nap, if you get one, and to read or just to visit for privacy from the family if need be. I love it all. Buddy always let you know when it is right. !!!

  9. Image for Laura Laura

    YOU ARE AMAZING!!! Your room is beautiful!!!! Thank you so much for the link to Rooms To Go! I really like their furniture and it is so nice to have a recommendation!!!!! Laura xox

  10. Image for Sherry Morris Sherry Morris

    I love it. There is nothing better than a crazy sofa to curl up on to read a book and have a cup of tea or coffee. Enjoy

  11. Image for Karen Mary Karen Mary

    Love those spool tables! And your comment about the box for the remote reminded me that I spend a ridiculously long time searching for just the right basket to hold our remotes. Probably as long as I spent deciding on a couch (which I also ordered online)!

  12. Image for Beth Beth

    I love your new cozy room:) I really LOVE the spool side tables. Do they have a model # or specific name? I can't seem to find them. I clicked on the link and it takes me to the general Rooms To Go page. I search "spool side tables" and all kinds of tables come up.

  13. Image for Teresa Gonzales Teresa Gonzales

    Sometimes it takes awhile to figure out what would work best and then when you finally figure it out-IT IS YOUR FAVORITE! Nicely done.

  14. Image for Johanna Johanna

    I found the spool tables under Living Room Accent Tables on the Rooms to go site. They come in many colours, including white. Johanna B.

  15. Image for Johanna Johanna

    Sorry, I found the spool tables under Home Decor, Accent Tables, not the Living Room category, as mentioned in my first post. Hope this helps. I think they are very pretty tables and are perfect for the spot that Karianne has used them. Accent tables are always so handy.

  16. Image for Kim Kim

    Your timing is perfect! I have been looking for a sofa to replace my torn and tattered beloved floral sofa. I could never find anything I liked in person, but was nervous to order online. Your description is amazing and the comments have been super to measure since I have my eye on the Cindy Crawford Beachside Walk denim sofa. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Image for Marlene Stephenson Marlene Stephenson

    It's a lovely spot to hide out in, when your kids are downstairs with their friends. I love that sofa not to soft but just right. Have a great weekend.

    1. Image for KariAnne Wood KariAnne Wood

      Judy, The sofa is actually $645 right now on sale! Here's the direct link: Let me know if you have any questions! Happy day! KariAnne

  18. Image for phyllis phyllis

    Winner, winner, gotta Pin-her! Love the whole room and the thought that went into the design. Keep us posted on the comfort of the couch as we are looking for a snuggle space! If you have a link for the cute cane box, please share it. It's so cute...and so are you with your fitness achievements.

  19. Image for Cheryll Cheryll

    What a great way to use the space and it is so welcoming. I checked the website and could not find where the furniture was made. I only buy American made so that might be a limitation for me.

  20. Image for Ivory Ivory

    As always, everything so beautiful, clean, and inviting. I like many of your followers, must be able to sit on the sofa. To see how the pillows hold up in the back. Do the sofa sit high or very low to the floor. Is it to side or to hard? So many things I must checkout in person, since selecting a side for our family usually is somewhat pricey, because it must last a very long time. Thanks for posting

  21. Image for Christi L Wallander Christi L Wallander

    Can you visit that room again and let us see the TV wall and the angle of the chairs from the front?

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