Hello and happy fall, Vixens!!!
I have been stuck for a while on how to decorate my place. It seems the more choices I have, the worse it is. And since I have so much saved on Pinterest, I decided to go through my pins and create a mood board to help me narrow down my choices.
I started with the living room. I asked myself what is important for me to have in there. Comfortable seating for me and guests when I entertain, good lighting for when I curl up with a good book, a comfy pillow and throw for when I want to get extra cozy, color, texture and a few things that I love.
Here is what I came up with:
What do you think?
Let’s break it down.
The focal point of any living room is the sofa, so that was my first pick. I never had one with a chaise, but the thought of having one has always been in the back of my mind. This sectional from Arhaus really spoke to me, from the overstuffed cushions to the rolled arms to the gorgeous color (Theater Cream). So pretty. They have a wide variety of sectional couches to choose from.
Next I moved to lighting. I adore the feminine charms a chandelier gives to a room, but in a living room, I prefer lamps. This industrial style floor lamp embraced my love of old & worn while bringing in a masculine touch.
A floor lamp eliminates the need for an end table on one side of the sofa, but on the other side I envisioned a place to stack a pile of old family books that I like to have around. I thought the white metal chair from Target would serve that purpose beautifully while providing some balance to the metal lamp on the other side.
More texture and comfort are provided courtesy of the cable knit throw and pillow, and the velvet pillow provides a subtle pop of color while keeping the neutral pallet of the room alive.
And those items store away easily when not needed in an antique tool chest which serves as a coffee table. Look at that beautiful hardware!!!!! Sa-wooooon!!!!!
My sofa will be up against a wall because the room is not big enough for me to float it. That means the big blank wall behind the couch needs some visual interest. Instead of doing a straight line of prints which will only follow the line of the sofa, I prefer one large picture. I adore black and white photography, and the grittier the better. This one satisfies all of the above.
I finished up the room the way I finish every room-with fresh flowers. Pink roses are gorgeous, but especially in my heart’s desire, white Ironstone. Just imagine those beautiful blooms in that pitcher on top of that tool trunk………..too beautiful for words.
And the final touch? Music, what else? My favorite song of all time-“Jungleland“-from Bruce Springsteen’s life altering “Born To Run” album is always in my CD player – yes, I still LOVE my CD’s!!!! 🙂 And happy birthday, Bossman!!!
The best part of this mood board? It can be created on any budget. I may have taken some of the pictures from expensive websites or stores, but that does not mean when I am ready to bring my dream living room to life I will not be able to find any of the items at flea markets, tag sales or on Craigslist. I find the key is to be patient and go after one piece at a time. Start with the focal point and go from there. Before you know it, everything comes together & you did not have to empty your bank account to do it.
What does your mood board look like??? Let me know in the comments below.
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This post was not sponsored. All opinions, ideas and swoons are mine 🙂
Until next time, fellow Vixens, keep digging!!!