So after how many weeks of sheltering in place, we’re probably all more than ready for an update to our living spaces. And sometimes, that means changing around your furniture, getting a few new small pieces, or otherwise changing things up so your place feels somewhat new.What’s more, since we can’t exactly travel for real now, we like getting inspiration from how people style their living rooms and more around the world. From the Philippines to Thailand to Scotland to London, we love seeing everyone’s personal style. We can get fabulous home decor ideas from living rooms from around the world.
Living Rooms From Around The World
Some of our key takeaways? Choose the colors that make you feel the happiest and most relaxed, display the artwork and photos that are most important to you, and adapt your place to tell the story of your unique location and environment.
Here are some of our favorite ideas that we gathered from these global living rooms.
Create Your Own Indoor Garden
Or jungle, or botanic garden – whatever you call it, adding some beautiful plants is a great way to make your space feel new and bring some spring and summer into your home. Your local garden store or nursery probably has some good options at the moment, but we like the TheSill.com for beginners. You can get various plant subscriptions for only $35.
And if you truly have a black thumb or just don’t want to care for plants, Target has a surprising good selection of artificial plants. A wall mounted planter with greenery will help you save space, or you can make it really easy with dried flowers in a shadow box.
Design Your Own Art Gallery Wall
Or multiple gallery walls! One of our favorite decorating tips is to take everything off your walls and play with ways to rearrange it. You might be surprised about what you like! Mix family photos with prints from your favorite places, mirrors, and even more unusual options like hand painted fans, dried flowers, pieces of beautiful fabric or scarveshooks for guitars or other musical instruments that can be hung up safely, and anything else that suits your fancy.
The key tip that you can see from the various living rooms from around the world in the aforementioned article – make sure your frames coordinate, and your gallery wall will look cohesive. A set like this one from Homemaxs (available on Amazon) makes it super simple. There’s no need to deal with your local framing place.
Bring In Natural Materials
Sometimes all it takes is bringing some nature indoors. We’re fans of this Magical Thinking bamboo mirror from Urban Outfitters (and the price is right at only $24). Plus, it would be a great addition to your frame gallery wall. Or get this Japanese-inspired wooden lamp from Wayfair for a softer way to light up your room – it would look great with everything from more traditional styles to contemporary neutral looks.
Add Your Favorite Color Or Print – Or Both!
While we find neutrals relaxing, sometimes adding a bold throw blanket, a couple of printed pillows, an interesting vase, or similar accessory can really make a space feel different and new. For instance, something like these tasseled indoor/outdoor pillows from World Market come in a range of colors and you could also use them to brighten up any outdoor space you have, while a bold print like this lightweight blanket from Exclusivo Mezcla via Amazon might be ideal for summer.
Optimize Your Entertainment
While a fancy home theater system might not be in the cards at the moment, you can make the most of your current set-up by either wall-mounting the TV set and adding a set of low shelves underneath to hold the rest of the electronics. Our favorite hint: mount it up just a little bit higher than you think you should. It will improve your posture.
That said, if you don’t have the space or just don’t want to wall-mount your TV, a set of adjustable shelves like these from Wayfair work surprisingly well and you can use the lower shelves to hold books, knick knacks, gaming consoles, and anything else you want.
How have you updated or changed up your space while we are all stuck at home? We want to hear your ideas or your questions in the comments or on our Growing Younger Facebook group!
Source: Living Rooms of the World
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