I knew that I wanted to separate the wall unit into three separate pieces because that is an easy way to change the whole feel of the room. We put the two side pieces together to give them more of a bookshelf feel.
I enjoy reading in front of the fire at this time of year, so this arrangement works perfectly. The plaid armchairs by the fireplace are the sweet spot in the room for sure. I kept the snowshoes up on the mantel for winter and kept things simple. The jute rug under the chairs is a new addition that we picked up at Ikea a couple of weeks back. I love how much texture and warmth it adds to this space.
I decided to leave the red and black buffalo check pillow covers that I had out for Christmas on the sofa pillows for a few more weeks.
This arrangement allows for our gallery wall to be more spread out. I enjoy having the Pottery Barn mantel shelf as a centerpiece because it makes it easy to change up the pictures on the ledge. That way I can change the pictures with the seasons.