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I’ve been focusing a lot of home decor recently. Especially since I have finished decorating my living room and kitchen/dining room. I’m still working on my bedroom but it should be finished very soon. All this decorating has got me thinking of how I would want my dream home to look, and more specifically my dream living room. The living room is the focal point of the home and I always find myself obsessing over a gorgeous, bohemian-yet simple living room. I would have an antique look with touches of the beach because those types of things calm me.
My living room would have a neutral color palette to appear clean (even if it not always is) and be relaxing. The whole idea of a living room, in my opinion, is to relax.
- Gray Malin print
- Wool blanket
- Unique driftwood coffee table
- Log side table
- Hanging plants
- Fiddle leaf fig
- Comfortable sectional couch
I have always wanted a Gray Malin print ever since I first heard of him years ago. I love the style of his photography and think they are the perfect touch of beach to any room. Along with a Gray Malin print, I’ve always wanted a telescope! I think they not only add a sense of wander to the decor but it would be very cool to see the planets at night whenever I want. A wool blanket, fiddle leaf fig, driftwood coffee table, and a log side table are all items I have always wanted in my living room. These would be some of the first things I’d get to make my dream living room come to life.
In my living room now, I have a very blue color scheme going on. I have a blue couch, blue rug, blue artwork, and blue accessories. As much as I love the color blue, I think it would be nice to have a cream/tan/light brown color scheme so that I could accessorize with different colors whenever I wanted. I could easily decorate for each holiday without worrying if the decor would fit into what I already have.
My TV console area would look a little something like this. Again, keeping it neutral and wanderlust with the telescope and world map. I’m a big fan of hanging lights and these three moroccan style ones would be perfect for my space. They are from Arhaus (along with a lot of other items like the console). Arhaus has some great antique-looking pieces and it’s definitely a place I’d be shopping. If you’re styling a living room, deifinetly look through Arhaus’s living room page, you’re bound to find something you love (I have!). I’d also have lots of baskets for storage, another fiddle leaf fig, and a unique mirror. I dig unique pieces of decor because they represent your style in a way that normal pieces can’t.
No living room is complete without a sitting area where you can read, relax, or do some work on your computer. I have always loved the idea of a hanging chair and would already have one if I was allowed to hang one in my rental. Unfortunately we have metal studs and I don’t want to put a huge hole in the ceiling to hang one and possibly get in trouble. The risk is not worth it. I’ll just keep dreaming that one day I’ll have a house that can support one, or five!
On the left is the perfect relaxing area. The colors are calm and it’s so inviting. On the right is a gorgeous and comfortable area that could also double as a try-on/dressing space. I have a floor mirror in my living room now and it’s perfect for not only making it appear that my apartment is bigger, but it’s the perfect spot to try on clothes to see what I should wear. A floor length mirror is a necessity and the one above is the most beautiful one I’ve found. I mean, c’mon it looks like a gem! I think it would look great to have this area blocked off with a divider like this one. It would give a sense of privacy while also dividing the blue chair from the rest of the neutral living room.
All in all, my dream living room would be neutral, bohemian, and beach-y. I’d have antique, distressed pieces of furniture, and items that make me wanderlust. Comfort is always key so I would make that a top priority. One day I will create the perfect living room that I won’t ever want to leave. Until then, I’ll just keep dreaming.
What does your dream living room look like?