Registry: Keepin’ It Cozy In The Living Room

So you’re engaged. Congrats! Show us the ring! Schedule the day! Register for a couch! Wait. What?

Yep, that’s right – I said register for a couch. And I mean it. GET THEE TO A CRATE & BARREL, ASAP! Registering within weeks of getting engaged was one of the BEST decisions that The Boy and I made in those early days of pre-nuptial craziness. People wanted to give us gifts (in general, for our birthdays, for Christmas, etc.) and being able to direct them to our registries was great (for us and for them). No fuss.

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Trying to plan your registry? Never fear, m’dear! Throughout January and February, I’ll be breaking down each section of the registry (generally by room) and offering you practical suggestions on items to register for. Today, we’re gettin' cozy in the living room:

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The Big Ticket Items (People may not buy it for you but you can use your completion program to get them yourself):

  • Couch (get a REALLY good one)
  • Media Console
  • Bookcases
  • Coffeetable
  • Endtables
  • Armchairs/Recliners

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Needed Items (Even if you don't think so now…):

  • Lamps (both floor and table)
  • 2-4 Pillows
  • 1-2 Throws
  • TV (get a good one!)
  • DVD/Blu-ray Player
  • Stereo
  • Curtains + Hardware
  • Storage Bins/Baskets/Ottomans

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Cool Items (Not needed but nice to have):

  • Artwork/Prints/Wall Hangings
  • Vases
  • Console Table
  • Mirror
  • Picture Frames
  • Picture Ledges
  • Surround Sound
  • Video Game Consoles (and Controllers)
  • Clock

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Your living room doesn’t need much but be sure to invest in the important things as you’ll be using them every day. A good couch is, indeed, expensive but when you consider the fact that you’ll be using it every single day for many years – it’s a sound investment. So, Tulle Nation – whaddya think? Did I leave anything off?