1. Set Intentions
2. Ground Your Space
3.Let Creativity Flow
Now that you have grounded your space, get creative with your layout! Circle back to your intentions and how you want to use your space.
Find foundational pieces that will strengthen your vision and space.
Add in your larger pieces like your sofa, coffee table, and accent chairs. The size of your room should match the size of each piece. Styling your bigger pieces first and scaling them to your space is crucial for a good layout and composition.
For some guidance, start with the focal point of your living room and build from there. Each piece faces one another while still being able to take in the focal point of the outdoors. Arranging your furniture around your focal point can create balance and spark conversation.
4. Mix & Match
Break out of your comfort zone and allow yourself to experiment with different styles, fabrics, and materials. Some of the most creative and unique spaces integrate different styles in a cohesive way.
Love natural bohemian pieces but also inspired by sleek modern design? Go for both! It’s natural for your living room to incorporate different styles, after all, our personalities are ever growing and diverse!
Styles that are strikingly different can coexist beautifully and may actually look best when paired together. For example, the Melanie Lounge Chair and Brooklyn Minimal Loveseat in this room are radically different in material, texture, color, and form, but create a unique balance that keeps the room interesting when placed next to each other.
While having similar pieces, like our Lucca Reeded Collection grant a harmonious feel to a room, diversity is important. If every piece is the same then nothing stands out. Introducing contrasting pieces and pops of color are great ways to liven up the energy in your living room!
5. Light the Fire
While the foundational pieces are crucial, the layout is only the beginning. Decor is what truly reveals the personality and warmth of the individual that dwells within. Every vignette is a story. Every object has a purpose and contributes to the mood of your home!
Add warmth by placing art on the walls and sprinkling sculptural elements like vases, candle holders, and other vessels that create visual interest. Create texture by placing trays, baskets, and pillows on empty surfaces. Allow the room to come alive with plants and fresh blooms.
Begin with your surfaces like coffee tables, cabinets, and consoles - and think about the rule of three: add something horizontal (books, trays, baskets), something vertical (blooms, lamps, art) and something sculptural (vessels or plants). Finally, pepper in any additional pieces that feel special. You can place your favorite mug on a side table, or a fun figurine on a stack of books.
Don’t be afraid to harvest some literal or metaphorical firewood to start your fire and bring warmth into your home.
6. Sit Back and Enjoy
Now that the fire is burning, keep it going by actually living in your space!
Invite family and friends over and see what conversations arise, sit back and watch your favorite films, or simply just cherish each piece you mindfully chose to create your space.
This is the time to create beautiful memories in your new space that feels like the truest version of yourself.
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