Get This Look: Living Room Makeover

For many families, the living room is one of the areas that the most time is spent together. So, it’s important for this area to be comfortable but also display the family’s style. Our in-house Design Expert Meghan Giddens and Jessica McRae, Co-founder of SwatchPop!, designed this space together. Keep reading for inspiration from the Living Room Makeover that you can apply to your own home!


This light fixture in the center of the room is a stand-out piece that gives off a soft glowing light. By focusing on one or two centerpieces, cleaning up clutter, and making the most of light, you can design a space that lets you rest and puts people as the focus. These lamps and lamp shades are perfect for late-night reading or for a softening glow on movie night. The white and blue hues here tie into the nautical theme for this Southern California Home. These curtains and curtain rod will coordinate with any room and are necessary for softening the sun and providing a bit of privacy in your main living space.


Comfort is key when hosting guests or lounging on the couch watching TV with your family. Other than starting with a comfortable couch try to find different ways to accommodate your guests’ needs. Like throw blankets for that friend who’s always cold or interesting coffee table books for that friend who loves sharing fun facts.

Plush pillows that keep everyone comfortable include:

Additionally, this plush rug is a special feature in the living room. The fringe provides a new texture to the room and rugs help center a space in general. Pick one that ties together different colors and elements from the room like this blue and white one does in this coastal theme.


A gallery wall is a wonderful way to put your favorite places or things front and center. Try to choose prints as a family and see what fun conversations come up from your favorite trips and other memories. If you feel like getting really creative, try framing mementos like travel tickets and photos so you’re reminded of your favorite times.


Unique baskets have lots of different uses and are perfect for storing random things that you want within reach but not on display. Clutter-free is the way to go! Physical clarity leads to mental clarity for you and your family. Establish an organizing system so there is less time looking for that thing or the kids continually asking, “where is _?” These end tables are sleek in design and will fit in practically any space.

We hope exploring this space has inspired you to create your own comfortable yet creative living space to share with your family and friends. Be sure to check out the rest of the Living Room Makeover posts highlighting different areas of the home.


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