By Tamara Trainer of Something Inspired Blog
Throw pillows are a great and inexpensive way to incorporate new trends or add color to your living room. I wanted to add some "Hygge" vibes to our new Seattle home, so I opted for the ivory fur accent pillows to help cozy up the place, and I layered in black and ivory throw pillows for some additional texture. Hygge (pronounced "hoo-gah") is a Danish word that translates to a quality of coziness, contentment and well being through enjoying the simple things in life. Think candles, thick scarves, and hot tea. I'm not going to lie, the cold is hard to get used to (thank goodness puffer jackets are making a comeback!), so anything to add warmth to our home was at the top of my list.
It's always great to have storage in the living room; it's a good way to minimize clutter while still having a functional living space. We picked up these super cute seagrass baskets, which came in a set of three. They’re not only pretty, they’re multi-functional!
They can be used to store toys (looking at you, Isla), hold books & magazines, or even stock logs by the fireplace. We decided to use our smallest basket as a planter and our largest basket as storage for throws and pillows. The mid-size basket is the perfect hiding spot for shoe covers. We noticed that Seattle is pretty much a "no shoes in the house" city, so homes will offer disposable shoe covers at the door. Being a bit of a germaphobe, I personally love this custom.
Plants add a quality of liveliness while feeling fresh and modern, and a bit of green will brighten any room. Some even say that plants contribute to happiness and well-being. My favorite indoor plants right now are snake plants, succulents, and pothos. I admit I have never had a green thumb, so I always go faux. We added a pop of green to our coffee table by placing a faux leafy plant in a Living Spaces’ modern cement vase with gold details, which gives our living room a finishing touch we love.