Turning a Pin Into Reality

If you are anything like us, you are obsessed with the Home Décor section of Pinterest. We’ve noticed a ton of great shots of colorful and chic living rooms and can’t help but get the urge to redecorate our own homes. One example that we fell in love with is this image from the blog Mikaela Rae (check her out, she has tons of great ideas). It’s sophisticated, fun, and glamorous, yet it still looks totally comfortable and somewhere we would want to hang out. It looks complicated but we’re breaking it down with our favorite key pieces and ways to make this totally your own.

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Area 1: We all know the basis for a living room is a comfortable sofa. The neutral color and plushness of the pictured sofa is what keeps this room from being too stuffy. You could easily pick a loveseat, sofa, or sectional to use for this look as long as you stick to whites, creams, beige, or even light gray to allow the other colors to really stand out. Then add colorful pillows and a throw in whatever color scheme you choose.

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1 – 18” x 18” Accent Pillows (Set of 2) 

2 – India Sofa 

3 – 18” x 18” Accent Pillows (Set of 2) 

4 – Ariana 2 Over 2 Sofa 

5 – 18” x 18” Accent Pillows (Set of 2) 

6 – Emma 3 Over 3 Sofa

7 – 18” x 18” Accent Pillows (Set of 2) 

 

Area 2: Occasional tables are an absolute must in creating this look. There are four different tables in this small space but all serve important purposes. First is the coffee table which serves as the main focal point for accessories. There is also a lamp table and two accent tables. One accent table is decorated with lots of accessories and the other is totally bare to act as a drink/book/whatever holder. You’ll want to keep your tables in neutral colors as well, since they are going to be the vehicles for displaying accessories.

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1 – Delacourt Rectangular Cocktail Table 

2 – Cocktail Table 

3 – Cocktail Table 

4 – Moroccan Tray Table 

5 – Accent Table 

6 – Onyx Lamp Table 

7 – 3-pc Nesting Table Set 

 

Area 3: This is the really fun part – accessories! So, there’s a lot going on in this picture, which is great, because it gives you lots of ideas and then you can tailor it to your tastes. The key pieces for us are the ottoman, chandelier, and coffee table accents. The ottoman acts as a nice sophisticated accent that is also functional as extra seating when you have an overflow of guests.  On the coffee table, consider having several areas that work together. In the photo, height is a huge piece of creating this look. Blocks are stacked on cake platters, mismatched white candle holders surround a tall bowl, and the tray and flowers add some dimension.

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1 – Cristal De Lisbon, 9+2 Lt Chandelier 

2 – Fascination, Crystal Mini Pendant 

3 – “Bling” Table Lamp 

4 – Kaho, Perfume Bottle (Set of 3) 

5 – Adventure in Color Wall Art 

6 – Alanna Box 

7 – Banner Ottoman 

8 – Jefferson Ottoman 

9 – Fiona Ottoman