Living Room Home Decor doesn’t take a genius to master. With these tips and tricks you will have the living room of your dreams. Follow along for some quick tips to spruce up your space.
1 . Give it Up or Donate Unwanted Items
Start with what you have. I want you to take a look at your existing furniture and decor. When first sprucing up your place get rid of furniture that’s damaged, bulky, too small, or doesn’t bring fulfillment. Get rid of any pieces by donating (everything can have a second home to who needs it!).
2 . Choose a color Palette
Color can really change up a place. Especially when the space is small, bold color on the walls can set the tone for a room and ambience! It’s sometimes difficult to envision how all of the elements will come together when furnishing and painting. To avoid the dreaded circle of buying (and returning) I suggest that you try to begin with the end in mind. Start a Pinterest mood board of colors that you naturally gravitate to and begin to form a color palate or range of colors you want to use in your space. From there, choose pieces within that range and style. I love the following palettes of neutrals. Choose colors that you will love seeing daily. Neutrals , blush pinks, and easy tones are great when you have interesting furniture to highlight.
When you want to add a little splash of extra to your walls, try a statement or accent wall. This is a quick way to add something bold to a room. Take the weekend and make it a DIY project or purchase any of the number of gorgeous wallpapers available online.
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3 . Find Your Home Decor Style
My Pinterest Living Room Home Decor Boards serve as a large inspiration for me. I have gathered content for myself and my large (mostly) female following on my Home Decor Boards. Take a peek (and follow!) at the daily content I am curating there! I clearly love feminine and neutral color schemes, mid century modern furniture and brightly lit spaces! Finding pieces of inspiration and products from these boards always get me an inch closer to my #homedecorgoals.
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4. Add Some Interest with Wall paper with subtle Patterns
I am currently obsessing over Interiors with Patterned Wallpaper, statement walls or just color in general. I love following @anewwalldecor on Instagram for the cutest ways to add wallpaper to a living room (and all other rooms!) Seriously, go get lost on their feed. Tons of online retailers have taken to this trend. For those who are forever-phobic there are also peel off wall paper options so that you can change them out annually!
Take the weekend and make it a DIY project or purchase any of the number of gorgeous wallpapers available online.
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5. Create a Painted Accent Wall Yourself using Paint
Wow. This Painted Accent wall trend just doesn’t stop. Any why should it? The endless possibilities make for a super easy DIY weekend project. If you’re the crafty type, I suggest grabbing a few cans of paint, a stencil and creating a dazzling painted mural wall.
6. Fill in the corners of the Living Room
Filling in the corners of the living room can create personal touches that are endless. Here are some of my favorite ideas for filling in the corners of spaces that otherwise feel a bit empty.
- Book stacks [go for a very tall stack]
- Vintage finds from stores and yard sales
- small treasures on shelves
- family heirlooms
- candles of different sizes and varieties
- vases filled with Ornamental Dried Wild Grass
- vases assembled in groups of 2 or 3
7. Don’t Neglect Surfaces + Coffee Table
Living Room Home Decor mavens swoon over perfectly curated table tops and end tables. A styled coffee table gives a polished appearance to any room. I suggest coffee table books that you want to look over time and time again as they are large books and typically include a lot of pretty photography and type along the sides! Keep things chic by adding a silver or gold trays to layer some items like candles, small nick nacks or mirrors on top of. If we’re talking about end tables you can add cute lanterns to fill with small items or bookends to keep books upright and neat!
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8. Indoor Plants for your Living Room
Still wondering what types of plants are great for indoors? I love plants that take up a room vertically. This means the tall and skinny Cactus is a great choice or a tall potted tree like a fiddle leaf fig!
Another great way to add touches of plants are by hanging them in cute decorative macrame nets from the ceiling. That way, when they grow downward you get added length! You will need ample light for these indoor plants to grow and don’t forget to turn them occasionally as some sides of the plant may not get all of the light it needs!
9. Living Room Macrame Wall Hanging
Speaking of Macrame , for those who don’t have the time to paint or add a statement wall, I would suggest a living room wall hanging that takes up the space of a statement wall without any of the hassle. These woven wall hangings add the perfect Boho touch to any living room. I really like the off white against a white wall to add some texture or if you do add some paint to the walls, these weavings can really pop!
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10. Go Bold with Pillows, Foot Stools, Poufs and More
Decorative Pillows, Throw Blankets, Floor Poufs + Floor Pillows
Whether you have children or are the a comfortable floor-lounging type a good pillow (or three) can never steer you wrong. I love how far we have come in comfort and style. What would a blog post about living room tips be without pillows! These poufs, floor pillows, extra seating and extra comfortable dressings for the living room are a game changer!
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Here are some pillow pairings to get you started!
11. Living Room Gallery Walls
Use of vertical space is key in a small space or living room. Throw some pictures, photographs, items, relics, shelves or literally anything else up on the walls! Position them in a staggered position or neatly in a uniform fashion to create a gallery wall. If you have some time, read my post about the Ultimate Guide to Gallery Walls for more inspiration.