I’ve been in the midst of giving our living room a makeover for…gosh, months and months now, and it finally feels like it’s coming together (full disclosure: there are still boxes in our living room from various items. Shameful, I know).
The itch for a new look all started with purchasing my new “adult” couches from West Elm last spring, and has kind of gone on bit by bit from there. Really more than anything, I just wanted to grow up the look we had—I loved the white couches and vibrant pops of color, but I’ve since grown into a more mid-century inspired aesthetic, complete with a cooler color palette and lots of wood, bronze and gold accents.
I’ve always loved the casual, gathered look of a “gallery wall” arranged on a photo ledge. I think the art gallery feel of it is super cool, and as a renter, I love the freedom it allows me—it’s much easier to play around and switch up my art when it doesn’t involve putting a ton of random holes in my wall. I hung this ledge over our couches and have been collecting art links here and there, trying to find the mix of perfect pieces.
When I found this print from Minted, I knew it would be a great addition. Our living room is primarily blue—gray-ish blue couches topped with blue pillows and Shibori prints. I love it, but I didn’t want it to feel too typical or expected. The deep emerald green of the forest photograph added a certain depth to the room that it didn’t have before. It’s definitely become an anchoring piece on the ledge! Coupled with a graphic charcoal sketch, a touch of metallics and copper fairy lights (which are battery operated and so cute when they’re on, even if you can’t see them here!), it’s become the perfect finishing touch on our living room!
I can’t wait to re-shoot the living room and show you guys the whole thing once the Christmas decorations are down (Which is kind of a sad thought. Think our tree would last through summer?). I will included additional sources then, but in the meantime if you have any questions about where something came from, just ask!
This post originally appeared on Wandeleur—click on over to see how Maya and Emily styled their own spaces, as well! Thanks to Minted for partnering on this content.
P.S. I know I’ve been MIA. No excuses here—just crazy busy. Hoping to dial things back up to a most regular posting schedule after the holidays. And of course, share my Europe trip with you (finally!).