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Living Room Decor Inspiration

July 12, 2016

Happy Tuesday, y’all! I hope everyone had a great weekend. We spent quite a bit of time getting some things accomplished around the house. I’ll be sharing a look at each room as we complete it, with a peek at some of the inspiration behind it as well. First up, is our living room decor inspiration!

Luckily, both A and I have similar design styles. Well to be fair, A is very agreeable and usually comes around to my ideas, but “similar design styles” sounds more profesh. We decided early on that we wanted a rustic and comfortable feel to all of our spaces.  Luckily that style is very in right now thanks to shows like Fixer Upper, so I found no shortage of inspiration on Pinterest. The key was narrowing down that living room decor inspiration to images that actually worked for us.

Before I get too far, here’s a look at the space as it was when we moved in. Very blank slate, right?

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We loved the multi-tone flooring when we saw it in the model and had to have it for our house as well.  The fireplace/TV combination gives the living room a natural focal point so we wanted to work our seating around that.  I loved the huge amounts of natural light those windows brought in and don’t want to lose it with furnishings.

Bookshelves Living Room Decor Inspiration

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The space on either side of the fireplace is the perfect spot for some storage and bookshelves seem like the natural choice. I love the look of these built-ins and think we could totally pull off something similar. This is also where I got the inspiration for our chair choices. We managed to find something almost identical and we’re in love with them.

Rug Living Room Decor Inspiration

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Rugs. Oh my goodness, we’ve looked at so many rugs! This style and color combination was one that constantly stood out to me for the living room. I loved how fluffy it is and since we wanted to go with grey sofas, I liked that it tied everything in together without being too busy.  But finding it was the hard part! Spoiler: we did find what we wanted and you likely got a sneak peak of it here, but at a much lower cost thanks to some dedicated shopping.

Shiplap living room decor inspiration

One more piece of living room decor inspiration comes in the form of shiplap from this picture! While we are pretty set on bookshelves on either side of the fireplace, doing a little something something to dress up the fireplace itself is on our list as well. I think adding shiplap or reclaimed wood (maybe white shiplap with a reclaimed wood mantle!) would give it some interest and make it a little less cookie-cutter.  Also, I’m dying over that floor lamp (another piece that’s on our list of things to purchase).

Other items to take care of in the living room: changing out that horrible builder’s grade light for a nice ceiling fan, curtains of some kind to finish off those windows and then some artwork! We had our sofas and chairs delivered last week and you’ve already seen the coffee table of my dreams so this room has made a lot of progress in a short amount of time.

Where do you find living room decor inspiration and what’s your design style?

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  • Love your style inspiration, especially the last one! We’re redecorating our living room right now too and I’m going for a similar rustic vibe.. coastal farmhouse I’m calling it haha. So at Lowe’s in the aisle with all the pine boards they have this reclaimed wood look-alike “kit”. It’s made for an accent wall but we used it on our kitchen table. That might work to add some interest to your fireplace wall! It’s 14 sqft in one package and one package is only $22

  • Jen

    I love your inspiration! I can’t wait to see what you come up with. I know it’s going to be beautiful. 🙂