Post # 1
Hi everyone, i need help decorating my living room, what can i add to give it a more contemporary look/feel? Also, does the end wood table looks good with the furniture? I am still not completely sold with the wood table, maybe with another decoration would look better? I dont know, what is your advice? I also love lanterns on the floor (in a corner?) where can i place them? And eventually i will be putting a rug under the ottoman, not sure what color, i also think i would paint the living room a lith grey? Please let me know your ideas, we just purchased our first home and i am so excited to start the decoration process. Thank you!!
The last picture is my inspirational picture.
Post # 2
I’d remove the window blinds, add a double rod, and use sheer panels and something else that coordinates. And put some artwork on the other wall. And maybe an area rug.
Post # 3
I think an area rug and artwork on the wall would go a really long way to making this feel put together.
What’s going on in the rest of the room? The fact that the couch is pressed against the walls on both sides, leaving a lot of open space, makes it feel less cozy to me.
Post # 4
sweetpink : I would definitely get some drapes – the window itself is really plain since it doesn’t have any molding. Scooch the couch away from the wall by a few inches (weird pet peeve of mine), add an area rug and either a gallery wall or a large piece of art/mirror (depending on the reflection) on that big open wall. I’d add a third minor accent color too – right now you’re just beige and yellow so if you aren’t going 100% monochromatic like the inspiration photo I’d bring in one more color in just a few pops.
I’d probably paint the side table too – the wood doesn’t really go with the chrome legs of the other furniture. Maybe white or black?
Post # 5
Are you looking to go as modern/contemporary as your current sofa, or more tradional like the photo. Honestly, the sectional the photo really pulls that look all together. I’m not sure you can really acheive that with your current furniture. Definitely change the wall color and change out the yellow accent colors, it’s clashing with the yellow looking floor tiles. that may be able to be fixed with a darker rug color. Add curtains and a rug, and a picture on the wall. Also, check out the Houzz decorating forums, people give a lot of great advice on there.
Post # 6
flip_flop : thanks foryour reply, the rest of the room is the kitchen which is and open concept. We have the main living room amd then a family room/kitchen. We are in the process of putting everything together as we just purchased the house a week ago.
Post # 7
- Add a large mirror on the wall to left
- Add shelves under mirror and add battery operated candles that come with a remote control
- Remove Blinds and add neutral curtains
- Add neutral area rug
- Add large table lamp to side table (lots of mood lighting in inspo photo)
Btw I LOVE your inspiration photo. I like traditional and neutral colored decor. I just might save this for my next living room revamp.
Your inspiration photo is traditional and neutral in color with soft fabrics and soft lighting. Your living space is quite different being more modern with hard, cold textiles such as leather and tile along with pops of color.
Post # 8
large artwork or a mirror on the wall behind the couch, a nice big area rug, and some curtains and you should be good to go!
Post # 9
I think texture is really what will out. Right now everything is a little cold- leather, tile, plain walls.
An area rug, curtains or sheets, artwork on the walls will help.
The inspo pic feels more traditional to me, while your furniture all seems more modern. Are you okay with modern? what’s the layout of the rest of the room- would it be possible to swivel the couch the other way, and then add some smaller accent chairs next to the window with a small round table in between?
Post # 10
You 100% need an area rug! Start there and add some art to the empty wall above the sofa if you can.
Post # 11
sweetpink : The pictures with the kitchen really help give this some context. It looks much cozier now that I’m not picturing a huge room with a couch in the corner! I really like italianbride0508 : ‘s idea to flip the couch, so it’s facing the window. Right now it feels like everything is on that one wall–kitchen and couch–and flipping the couch would delineate the living room space nicely and balance everything out. And definitely pull the couch at least a few inches from the walls, regarldess of whether you decide to flip it.
Post # 12
You need to personalize the area–pictures, mirrors, artwork. You also need some color, as it is it looks like a hotel lobby. A rug or two would help.
Post # 13
Sorry it’s not really answering your question, but where did you get your couch!? I love it! And we’re looking to upgrade, do you mind also sharing the price? Thanks!
Post # 14
sweetpink : I think I would stain the wood table a darker color or paint it perhaps? But you’ll need to sand it first if it has a top coat over it already. I would also install a curtain rod and get curtain for the window.
Also, I think the wall on this side with the wood end table needs to have some wall art as right now it’s looking a little bare, maybe do a photo collage or one big painting/photo as the focal point.
Post # 15
sweetpink : love your inspiration pic! I think a rug will go a long way to start making it cozy 🙂 I found good deals on Wayfair and Overstock on rugs! also try rugsusa.com 🙂