Our Modern and Minimal Living Room
September 25, 2019
Our living room was definitely one of our favorite rooms to decorate, since we knew we would use this room very often between entertaining and our own daily use. We went for a neutral, modern minimalist vibe with a less-is-more approach.
A summary of all home decor and furniture sources will be posted at the end of the blog post!
SHOP LIVING ROOM DECOR
FABRIC & COLOR: Twill, Stone
We knew we wanted to entertain and host often, so we chose the West Elm Andes L-shaped sectional to be able to seat 7 comfortably. This sectional has a sleek and modern design without sacrificing comfort. If you want to know all the details on our thoughts on this sofa, read our review of the West Elm Andes Sofa!
We have dark hardwood floors in our home, so a white rug really helps to lightens up the room! The subtle pattern gives a bit of interest, yet still has an overall minimal look. The rug size is 8 ft x 10 ft (also sold at Rugs USA)
Leather is one of my favorite materials because it warms up a neutral palette so perfectly, but is not often budget-friendly! In our living room, our priority was to keep the space more open, so instead of having a pair of accent chairs, which takes up space and tends to be bulkier, we used a pair of leather poufs. This acts as extra seating and introduces the warmth of leather without having to spend a lot more on leather chairs.
The black base gives the overall design a bold, sleek, and modern statement, while the glass top gives off a more airy feel. Having double surfaces provides so much room for coffee table books and decor, as well as plenty of space for guests to place cups on when you’re entertaining.
This fiddle leaf fig is one of our favorite faux plants, standing at 6 ft tall. World Market has great options for faux plants that look realistic!
We found this basket at Home Goods and would highly recommend Home Goods for very affordable baskets! This is a similar basket option.
This was a DIY project, but I know that Ikea sells picture ledges in white, black, and bamboo!
SHOP OUR LIVING ROOM
View of empty living & dining area right when we moved in.
Rug delivered! Our cat Blaze enjoyed it a lot.
Living room sectional delivered and trying to figure out the best layout for the rug. This was tricky! Bought an 8’x10’ rug and really should’ve gone with a 9’x12’.
Walls painted Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams. Curtains goin up. Blaze still enjoying the rug.
Coffee table and poufs delivered! Smart blinds installed.
Art ledge going up. (Upcoming dedicated post to this DIY project)
Looking back on what our living room looked like when we first moved in, it’s so fulfilling to see how our home has taken shape and evolved over the past year!
To learn more about how the design came together, check out the full design board & downloadable shopping list HERE!