Not sure what to do with the transitional spaces in your open-concept home? Consider creating a little vignette to make that space feel intentional. All it takes is a console, some wall art, and perhaps even a pendant light overhead. Or create a gallery wall, anchored by a bench. (Or, in the case of this home, do both!) These types of design hacks make what could be an overlooked space feel designed and considered.
This living room pairs a mix of transitional and traditional design elements to get a totally unique look. To get this vibe in your space, start with a classic blue and white color palette and warm it up with rich wood tones.
We wanted to make Lorelai’s space feel loud and energetic without the compromise of comfort. The velvet sofa with a deep seat, and rolled arms, makes for the perfect spot to kick back and binge watch old movies and binge takeout from Luke’s diner or Al’s Pancake World. Quirky trinkets are scattered throughout the space, a result of her impulsive habits that lead her to buy whatever she loves in an instant.
Bold, bright and fun patterns burst from this living room design! Choosing neutral larger pieces of furniture like the sofa and armchair allows you to have fun with smaller pieces of furniture, lighting, pillows, and art! The eclectic gallery wall of art becomes a truly mesmerizing focal point of the room. Mix and match different types of artwork such as abstract, modern and traditional to achieve this look!
Getting the proportions of your furniture and wall art right can be a tricky balancing act. Fortunately, decorative items can bridge the gap between what is hanging on your wall and the furniture that rests along with it. In this image 3 delicate line drawings are paired above the right side of a substantial console table while a tall vase and cherry blossom rest on the left. The vase fills in blank space on the wall behind it and leads the eye towards the wall art, which draws your gaze back down to the console, creating a sense of visual balance in the space.
To create a space that feels super cohesive, try pairing furniture and wall art that reflect one another in shape and form. In this image, a circular end table with verticle lines has abstract art with circles made of verticle lines above it. The shape of the camel-colored armchair is reminiscent of the shape in the picture behind it, and the colors of the room accessories match those of the small abstract images. The overall effect feels organized, harmonious, and charming.
Whether you're building your decor around you wall art or trying to find art pieces that compliment your decor's vibe, it's important to understand that what hangs on your wall is often what speaks loudest about your intentions for the space. If you really want a space that feels like you, make sure to pair images and design styles that make sense together. For example, in this room, a gallery wall of black and white photos feels sentimental, casual, and inviting and perfectly complements the rustic-contemporary decor.
Love plants but struggle to keep them alive? Try plant themed wall art and spare yourself the agony of botanical defeat. In this space, the four botanical images let the outdoors inside and complement the large cabinet's organic wood finish making the space feel fresh as a garden without any of the labor.
Add some GREEN to brighten up your rustic style! Whether its fresh (or faux) greenery or botanical leafy prints, adding a little green creates a more airy, woodsy type of feel. Switching up or adding a wreath or garlands when the season's change can also be a great way to transform your style and add a bit of interest and depth to the overall look.
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