I was brightening up our dining space so it made sense to also do the same in our living area since they are adjacent to each other. The other challenge I had with the space besides the dark finishes were the wall heights. It gave the illusion of a bigger space but when selecting decor pieces the scale could of been really off if I wasn’t careful.
The first thing I added was a rug, if you don’t have one, I really suggest getting one because it really breaks up adjacent spaces. I avoided one for years, even though I know I needed one because of our dogs. Back in the day when our doggies were puppies they literally thought my rugs were grass and I was scared of the clean up!
So I went with a Lorena Canal Rug because they are machine washable, just like the one in Cataleya’s room. Once I laid it on the ground it really brighten up the space and decided to double layer my rugs. I found a really good deal on our jute rug for the size, because you know rugs can get pricey quick. Besides rugs they have a ton of other decor items and I scooped up some washable baskets that I throw all of Cataleya’s shoes in.
Next thing on my list that I kept avoiding was a desk. During the early morning and late night I’m upstairs in Jezriel’s office using his, but during the day we works in his office and I found myself at the dining table. Since I wear Enzo a lot, he really prefers me standing so it was always challenging standing while typing on my computer that was on the dinning table.
Jezriel always had a standing desk and I love it, so finally treated myself to one downstairs and boy has it made a difference!
I had to move my artificial fiddle leaf plant that was by the window, because it blocked our beautiful art work that I got from Minted. Did you know they did more than stationary items? I’ve used them a ton for our holiday cards, Enzo’s birth announcements, etc. and decided to display their art work in our home. I went with a canvas and framed pieces ( Sea Urchin + Desert Romance) to flank our window.
Another tip to brighten any space is to add a mirror so any natural light that comes in will bounce off the walls. I have to say it took me a while to find the mirror I wanted that was big enough, but I found ours at World Market, and used a lot of my rewards to pay for it.
Now as you all know I have no green thumb, but Cataleya has been persistent on getting fresh flowers from our farmers market. So I bought these cute tiny glass vases, so I can place her flowers in, I should be able to handle that right?
Well I think its finally safe to say the style of our home is a Modern Eclectic. I always avoided categorizing our style and just left it as earthy tones, because as a designer I was always switched it up.
I’ve went ahead and linked up our items as much as I could. Let me know if I missed something your interested in. Enjoy!
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5 thoughts on “Brightening Up Our Living Room”
It looks amazing! The little details really make a huge difference!
What a beautiful and bright space! Love it. You did such a great job making this a really welcoming space, and it feels so open and comfortable.
This is stunning! Love your living room! It’s really pretty but looks comfy too!
Your new space looks great! Very bright and welcoming.
This space turned out amazing. I definitely agree with the adding of a rug. It can really help break up parts of space that all have the same flooring.
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