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Living Room Decor Inspiration

Living Room Decor Inspiration

We spent last weekend painting. I set some pretty lofty expectations to finish 4 spaces (spare bedroom, master bedroom, bathroom and hallway) and with the exception of a few touch ups, we nailed it. Actually, BH nailed it, and we had some help; but it’s 98% complete - and, in just 3 days. Impressed is an understatement. I’ve been working to try to make our house feel more like ‘home’. We were lucky in the sense that the previous owners had very similar taste to ours which means no major renos (like ripping out kitchens or dealing with fugly wallpaper or 60s wood paneling).

The next task on our to-do list is to finish up our living room. We moved out of a townhouse with one ‘living’ space and now have a finished basement in addition to our main floor. We’re dealing with a painfully obvious lack of furniture and it was getting pretty awkward having to explain why we had a rickety old futon in the middle of our beautiful open concept. Like really rickety - one of the legs was busted.

With our wedding fast approaching, we’re putting off the design and purchase of new furniture until the summer but it’s never too early to start planning (it is one of my strongest skills after all). I’ve rounded up some of my favourite trends and inspiration, check it out below!

I guess you could say that the style we’re looking to achieve is coastal meets farmhouse. Blue hues are definitely a must and while I’d LOVE a crisp white couch, it wouldn’t particularly jive with our pup’s dirty paws so we’re leaning more towards denim. We opted for lighter paint colours in the rest of our rooms so we intend to paint our main living space Oxford White (Benjamin Moore) to keep it consistent. One thing we’re currently debating is options for a coffee table. the space we have is quite long so the coffee table needs to be a bit larger, almost oversized. The accent chairs in the photos above really add a touch of detail that pops against the white and blue palette so that’s an idea that I’ll be seriously considering. I like the visual interest a different texture or complementary colour provides.

Do you have any design advice to share? I’m interested to see if we share the same taste! Leave me a comment below!

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