Need Living Room Decorating Help

Dear Style Studio Team,

I have been living in my house for about four years and I still can’t get my living room right.

I have moved the furniture, changed the accent colors, bought new pieces, etc. Nothing seems to work. No matter what I do, the room always looks thrown together and cold.

I also bought three new rugs and that didn’t seem to help either. I’m tired of spending money on this room, and not seeing any improvements … Please help!


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Hi Sue,

We want you to be inspired by your living room so below we have provided you a few suggestions to infuse color and texture.

First, we suggest hanging the Twilight on the River Giclee above the sofa. Flank the giclee with your existing brackets then transfer your square wall plaques to the collection by hanging them above the art piece. As a color punch to your sofa, add a pillow or two in Danish Honey and Velvet Leaf.

We recommend replacing the dining chair and small side table on the far wall, with our Travis Chair in Velvet Leaf. Next top the chair with two Vibrant Botanical Giclee Prints. Throw an animal print pillow in the chair for a finished look.

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The wall by your front door needs a solid piece to ground that end of the room. Try the Louis Metal Demilune as a fabulous option! Consider painting your existing wall plaque, currently hanging above the sofa, a darker color and then hang it above the demilune.

Adding a little color and texture into an otherwise bland space can wash personality all over a room! We wish you luck!

Happy Decorating!

The Style Studio Team

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