Good morning, friends! Today I am so thrilled to get to share our living room with you! If you didn’t get a chance to see the before photos, be sure and go back to look at those, since this space has gotten quite the punch of personality since we moved in. I would describe this room as definitely channeling the mid-century vibe of the house… as one friend put it, “it embodies everything good about the 70’s.” Ha! It also has a pretty heavy dose of eclectic coziness… lots of pattern and texture going on, with a limited color palette.
Right when we closed we scraped off the sparkly popcorn ceiling, gave everything a couple coats of white paint, then added furniture and accessories! Most everything in this room is thrifted or from Ikea or Target… but really mostly just thrifted. 🙂 What can I say? Girl loves a good find! We got the old record console at a thrift store for $6 this summer, and the green couch was a $40 Craigslist find! (We’ve since washed all the cushion covers and torn the skirt off.)
One of my favorite features of the living room is this photo ledge from Ikea. It’s so much simpler than a gallery wall, but has the same effect. I kept mine extra simple with black and white photos and prints but gave it variety with differing frames.
When I style bookshelves, I like to incorporate both books and accessories. Try stacking your books vertically as well lining them up on the shelf. It’s also a good rule of thumb to stagger accessories, like plants and other similar items like pottery or baskets.
Bookshelves are the perfect place to display special memories, family heirlooms, and other meaningful decor. There’s the vintage camera that my grandparents just gave me, the driftwood from a family vacation up North, the vase of old dominoes from a weekend away, and so many other special pieces live on these shelves!
I love incorporating texture and pattern through my textiles. You can have 2–3 different patterns on your couch, and they should be varied sizes and colors (like my large-scale colorful pillow with my small-scale gray pillow!). A room does well with about 3–5 different patterns.
And one more look at the whole thing. 🙂 We’re so happy with how our living room turned out! It’s bright and happy, while still being calming. I love the cozy vibes it gives off, and love having a group of friends gathered here.
Thanks for reading, friends, and for following the whole #douglasdigs journey! It’s been such a blast!
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