Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Living Room Decorating Help

We've been living in our new house since September, and I still haven't started decorating my living room (except for trashing the ugliest curtains I've ever seen).

This is my living room:

It's huge and open, and it needs your help. I've been toying around with the idea of finding some vintage botanical prints and making a gallery wall to put behind the couch. I found some great inspiration on Etsy.

I picked up this cockatiel lamp at Target the other day that I've been coveting and it finally went on clearance. Not sure of a good lamp shade that will go with this. 

And the other day I went to Ross and found this cute side table that might be cute. I'd love to get a larger, indoor plant (like a fern?) that would go with it. 

Still on the hunt for long curtains and a pair of chairs. All you bloggers are so creative, I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction. I'm totally clueless when it comes to decorating. 


  1. I think you definitely need to change your curtains first of all, I agree long ones with the rail up high to add height to the room would be good. Maybe paint the room a brighter color. I like the bird lamp but it is different! I think a fun bold color would look good with it, or a dark shade to tone it down some.

    I guess the line you have to toe is whether you want your room to have a theme to it - any plants and a bird lamp and you don't want to (or maybe you do) have a room that has a jungle/tropical theme or a lanai look to it. Otherwise I don't know how the lamp comes into the style of your furniture, you know? A long couch with a gallery wall behind it is great and super classic, and you have enough space for a couple cornices on either end, too.

    I think maybe these might give you more inspiration:
    1. http://redesigningsarah.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/living-room-blue-gallery-wall.jpg?w=604
    2. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_OWC2FfPR2k8/SqqgNq47XGI/AAAAAAAAD2k/R1jLqx_j67I/s400/6a00e54fe9de5c88330120a59760f6970c-800wi.jpg
    3. http://domestikatedlife.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/69217504_jizd1zhd_c.jpg?w=630
    4. http://blogs.mydevstaging.com/blogs/centsational-style/files/2012/07/wall-gallery-above-sofa-bhg.jpg
    5. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_JwKcIkr8tIo/S3DWK2Um1FI/AAAAAAAAIks/q3l7TXwqYpk/s400/LIVING+ROOM+ART+IDEAS_5.JPG

  2. Any ideas on what color/pattern for the curtains?