Romantic Living Room Inspiration

This is in fact my 100th post on this blog. Amazing!

So I will use it somewhat frivolously posting romantic living room inspiration pictures.

Photo Pottery Barn

Photo Coastal Living

Photo Angie Hranowsky for Coastal Living

Photo Pottery Barn

Photo Pottery Barn

Photo Angie Hranowsky

Photo HIllaryThomasDesigns

Photo Apartment Therapy, Writer's Romantic Supper

These rooms have a few problems. What they are missing is a lived-in look. Except for the last one which is a bit too cluttered, mainly due to the textured rug and wallpaper. Unfortunately, these pictures tell me little about who might live in these rooms. For the most part, they are too sterile. Not very complex. But they are a start. Another problem is that the furniture is single purpose. Single-use items are not at all useful in our small townhouse.

Who lives in these rooms? Check out Catalog Living and read about Gary and Elaine who live there ;-D

Here’s what I like about these rooms – they have lots of light and a casual summer feel – appealing when living in Minnesota. Also I see textures and layers including off-white cotton throws, sheer linen window coverings, pillows, layered rugs including oriental rugs. These rooms are small, like mine. Medium, rustic wood tones and wicker provide some depth and texture along candles and of course, books.

Most of these elements I already have. Re-arranged, can I use what I have to incorporate these elements into my own home – but with a little more personality (i.e “pop”), depth and function? Plus, whatever I do, it will have to flow with the rest of the space and with other items I have. We’ll see.

You may also like Isn’t It Romantic?, Romantic Kitchen Inspiration, Romantic Bedroom Before & After, Romantic Dining Area Before & After.

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