My boyfriend and I moved into our apartment in April, since moving in we haven't had time to do much decorating. We bought the needed basic furniture and that is it. For our living room we just have a small sectional sofa, a media stand / bookcase set for our TV and an old coffee table (that he has taken to at least 3 different apartments in 2 different states). Our furniture is very neutral, our walls are cream, and it is a whole lot of boring. It is in some desperate need of color.
Decorating is not my thing, well I want it to be my thing, but it just does not come easily for me. We stuck with neutrals for the big purchases like our sofa and media stand, that way we could bring in color with the accessories, plus then it is much easier to change up. Creating a palette was tricky for me, I wanted to start with a colorful rug and then pull in smaller pieces that complimented it (see here for my rug options.) The easiest way for me to see how things look together was to create a little mood board (see above). This helped me choose what I think would look good together.
I think I have come up with a cohesive look for our living room, that is simultaneously colorful and relaxing. I love the blues and greens, they are very calming. Since we spend a lot of time in our living room I want it to be a calm comfy space. I also though pops of gold and glass would help our dark living room look brighter (I just need to talk the bf into a glass coffee table, he is insanely against them. To be fair they can be a pain to keep clean looking).
Hopefully in the up coming months I can begin officially decorating our living room slowly but surely. I am glad I have found a look that we are both okay with (minus the glass coffee table, but I think I can make him bend on that one). How would you go about decorating your living room? What would you start with? How would you visualize it?
- Curved Scroll Picture Frame
- Square Scroll Picture Frame
- Embroidered Dot Silk Pillow Cover
- Diamond Dot Crewel Pillow Cover
- Allover Brocade Pillow Cover
- Metallic Texture Pillow Cover
- Nourison Vista Ikat Ivory Rug
- Hemnes TV Media Cabinet
- Safavieh Hampton Pillowtop Bench
- Upton Home Ambrosia Champagne Brass Coffee Table