Living Room Makeover-Adding Key Pieces to your Space

Some items provided by Pottery Barn for this design.

4 key pieces to add to your living space | Home decor

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We have been in our home for almost 6 years and my front living room has been forgotten. It seems like it’s the last room I think about but it is the first room a guest sees. Since adding a piano to that space, I’m happy to say that this room is much more welcoming…and used! When choosing my room for the Pottery Barn Re-design series…I knew this was the room.

Here is my ispiration design board for my space:

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After talking with my dear friend Sita (everyone needs a designer friend), and getting tips, I was ready to go. I knew I wanted this space to be a little bit “fancy” with a little glam. I wanted this room to flow better and wanted to add white and grey with pops of black and blue.

I also loved using Pottery Barn’s Design studio for tips, advice and inspiration to use along the way. Today I want to share with you the key pieces that transformed my living room.



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1. Lighting:

I think lighting is huge in a room. I LOVE me some lamps. I fell in love with this Chunky Antique Mercury glass lamp. I love the shape and color. I added symmetry to this room by placing a side table and lamp on either side of my white sofa. It made a huge impact. I love symmetry. I love when these lamps light up the room at night…they are so pretty. I think a lamp is a good thing to splurge on!

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2. RUGS:  This Zig Zag rug made the most dramatic change in my space. I could not love it more. I love the cool colors of light grey and white. I have owned a few pottery barn rugs and they last forever! Great quality and design.

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I also found a home for Evie Ivy “i love you so” sign that I bought at the Queen Bee Market.

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3. Pillows & Throws:  Pillows add color, texture, and patterns to your space. I love neutral sofas and chairs with patterned pillows. I started with this chunky striped pillow (I wish you could see the great texture), and added a few other pillows. I used the black and white polka-dot and floral fabric to make easy pillow slipcovers.  Throws also add a soft ‘homey’ feel to any room.


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4. Accessories:  Ahhhh…the icing on the cake. These Malta lanterns are dreamy. I paired mine on a tray (lined with polka-dot fabric) to place on my coffee table.


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I love how this room came together. Love the beautiful items I found at Pottery Barn. I Love how the Sliver Piano is quite the statement piece (some say I’m crazy but I love it) and I love seeing the Gallery Wall of my cute kids tie into the design. It’s a happy room.

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  1. Oh I looooove it!!!! It’s so pretty!!!! Seriously love it all!!! & Sita is pretty great too!! Xxoo

  2. I love the wall color. It goes perfect with the blues and silvers. Do you mind sharing what it is? Is it the same color in your master bedroom?

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