Home Decor: Neutral Living Room
I wanted to keep this space light and bright, but bring in a lot of different textures and mix matched prints to keep it interesting.
One of the best part of working with a monochromatic palette is that any print or texture can be brought it and play well together.
Once you’ve decided on a color scheme you can pick a statement item or two and build around that. I had these striped chairs in the office prior to this, and decided I wanted to move them to living room. They are a bold statement piece so I started building from there.
If you have kids I HIGHLY recommend replacing a typical coffee table with a round ottoman . It’s easy for the babes to pull themselves up without hitting their head or gauging an eye out on a sharp corner. (These are my concerns when decorating these days…)
When designing this neutral living room I always knew I wanted a big light colored jute rug to cover and protect the dark wood floors. It’s more of a heavy duty material than a typical rug. I layered that with this monochromatic print rug. (This is also something that I could switch out to change up the look.)
I get asked about these couches a lot. They are from Restoration Hardware in the luxe depth. (Size of a twin size bed deep, for reference.) This is the belgian linen in the color “sand.” I like to mix some higher end pieces like the couches, with easy to change out affordable pieces. (Like throw blankets and pillows.)
Baskets are so important for us because they can hold toys, blankets, pillows, etc and hide the “crazy” when company comes over. I found this large braided basket at Target and LOVE it. It’s $35 and looks identical to the pottery barn option that’s 4x that price. It’s very sturdy and can hold a good amount of items. (By “items” I really mean toys that I cover up with some throw pillows and blankets…)
Acrylic furnishings are trending right now, and I wanted to “glam” up the more boho space with a few. This acrylic tray is such a versatile piece that I have several of them all throughout our home. You can throw some florals or candles on one to freshen up a space easily.
I also found this acrylic console that blends in perfectly with the space. I topped it with a marble tray (another home decor must have at $25) and some florals, candles, and this wood bead garland. (Side note, this roses candle is the best smelling candle I’ve ever had.)
Making our house feel like a home and putting our own spin on the decor has been so much fun! Can’t wait to show you the entryway I’m working on next.