Neutral Living Room Refresh
As many of you know, I love to change things up and refresh my space pretty often. Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve been obsessed with redecorating and rearranging. I can’t even count the number of times I made my dad paint my childhood bedroom. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been working on a plan to refresh our living space. We redesigned it within the last 7 months, so I didn’t want to do anything too major, but there were a few changes I wanted to make. I would say most of all, I wanted the space to be a bit more neutral. My definition of neutral is still pretty girly, but I did want to tone things down just a bit. While you’ll notice that the overall feel of the room is the same, as are many of the pieces, I was able to achieve the new refreshed look I was going for, without only a few changes.
I would say the biggest change in the space would be the new coffee table, which in my opinion, was a game-changer for the space. While I loved our previous coffee table (and currently have it stored in our basement for our future home), I couldn’t resist this one I found at Z Gallerie. It’s a true statement piece, and you could literally do nothing else to the space, and this coffee table would do it all. Originally I had wanted a similar coffee table from Anthropologie, but it was out of my price range and on backorder. When I found the one from Z Gallerie (at more than half the price), I knew it was meant to be. I am so happy with the coffee table, and can’t get over how grand and substantial it is. It really makes the space!
The next change we made had to do with the gallery wall. You all know how much I love the gallery wall in our living room. I feel like it makes the space warm and inviting. I knew I wanted to keep it, but I also knew I wanted to change it up a bit. I decided to remove a few pieces that no longer fit the aesthetic I was going for, and replace them with fresh, new art. All of the artwork in our gallery wall is from Minted. I would say 95% of the artwork in our home is from Minted, that’s how much I love the site. Not only is their selection of art the best, since artwork is being contributed by so many talented artists all over the country, but the fact that they can frame the art for you is seriously priceless. I used the artwork to bring other colors into the room like blue, grey, pink, and beige. I love how even the most colorful pieces are still muted and neutral.
A majority of the other changes in the space all had to do with decor, throw blankets, and throw pillows. It’s amazing how throws blankets and pillows can completely transform a room. If you remember my last living room, people always complimented how pink the space was, but really all I did was add pink pillows, blankets, and candles. Once the throws came out, the room was pretty plain. This time around, I kept the decor pretty neutral and let the coffee table and artwork be the stand-out pieces.
I’m so happy with how everything came together, and I hope you love it too!Last Updated: Sep 8, 2019