In the Spring of 2015 we sold our starter home and moved into a larger, family friendly home.
When we purchased our newly constructed home, it was a blank canvas. I was anxious and excited to decorate and couldn’t wait to get started! In the months leading up to our closing date I continuously pinned hundreds of ideas and created numerous mood boards.
When it comes to decorating, I aim to keep things neutral and cozy and that’s exactly the feel I was going for in our ‘formal’ living room.
Decorating with neutrals can be tricky, however, because there is a really fine line between cozy and boring.
The best way to keep things interesting is by incorporating a lot of texture such as baskets, patterned rugs, pillows, accessories, and textured fabrics in a variety of neutral hues.
I arranged the rug at an angle, in line with the fireplace, to create some added dimension within the space. Blankets, throws, and lots of plush pillows add a soft and relaxing feel.
The paint color throughout the entire house is Indian River by Benjamin Moore.
- mix, don’t match; layer patterns with solids
- create and open conversation space
- fake a tall ceiling by adding window treatments from ceiling to floor (not top of window to floor)
- achieve balance
- blend elegance with comfort
- incorporate personal touches
- don’t over crowd the space with too much furniture
- choose furniture that fits the size of your room
- make good use of natural light
Area Rug- Walmart
Tufted Upholstered Arm Chair- Target
Tufted Upholstered Love Seat- Target
End Table- Wayfair
Lamp- Pier 1
Wall Art- Hobby Lobby