The toughest part about writing this blog is organizing my thoughts. I’m so passionate about decorating and styling (on a budget!) that my ideas become a messy collage. So, in the spirit of decluttering, we’re going to travel back in time to before my bookshelves were complete to the vision I have for my living room.
I started by thinking about what type of mood I wanted the room to have – always ready for a party? as quiet as a library? My life is pretty hectic so I decided I wanted a vibe that felt comfortable and serene and started scoping out living rooms that captured this mood on Pinterest (like what you see? follow me here). These were a few of the images that were similar to what I was going for:
I went with a combination of moody blues as the foundation for the room to give me the calming atmosphere I was looking for. In my experience in decorating, the most important element in making a room look interesting and personalized is the layering of colors. So, I added in the warmth of orange and walnut wood, keeping my color scheme from being too one-dimensional. With these four colors as my base, I plan on layering on metallics – I love mixing gold and silver – to give a collected and personalized look to the room. Have a great weekend everyone!