This eclectic studio apartment features modern furniture, funky wallpaper and zebra-inspired decor. The wooden dresser showcases unique zebra head hardware, pairing perfectly with the accent pillow on the sofa and the zebra art sculpture beneath the marble coffee table.
When creating a shabby chic look, it's easy to get carried away with accessories, decor and fabrics galore. When it comes to bulky furniture and accessories, less is more, especially in a shabby chic design. This shabby chic living room opts for soft white furniture and simple decor, allowing movement throughout the space.
This white contemporary living room has an open design. Its high ceiling features exposed wood beams. Decor includes a contemporary chandelier, stylish lamps and end tables, and a white quartz coffee table separated into two squares.
Glittery pinecones and greenery can take your winter decor into the new year in a fresh and festive way. Georgia interior designer Melanie Robinson updated these pinecones by covering them with a spray adhesive, placing them in a ziplock bag and tossing in clear glitter. She doubled up on bowls to add weight to the coffee table vignette and then brought in fresh greenery from her yard to add height to a brass vase she picked up at a thrift shop.
The rule of threes can be helpful, especially if you have a coffee table with an interesting shape. Jonathan Savage, owner of Savage Interior Design in Nashville, Tenn., used a sculptural pot with green succulents, a vintage ashtray and a stack of books to balance out the top of the table. For an extra touch, open the book to a favorite page.
This coastal living room's decor takes on a breezy vibe with its soft neutral tones and earthy materials, like those seen in the rattan armchairs. A reclaimed wood coffee table sits at the center of the room, while a small round white table showcases a vase of purple flowers.
Metallics add a modern touch to a room without breaking your budget. For table decor under $100, Parker Kennedy Living used a sea urchin from Target and a lacquer green and gold box from C Wonder. They didn't have to buy new books, since the homeowner already owned those, as well as the table.
Atlanta designer Heather Hogan Roberts took objects and decor that the homeowner owned to stay under her $500 budget for a living room makeover. She bought new curtains, a rug, and small furniture such as side tables and a woven stool used as an ottoman. Roberts, who owns Ivy & Vine, reworked and styled the existing accessories and furniture, which is a low-cost alternative to always buying new items to give a room a designer look.
An all-over neutral color palette in this family room is accented with sunny yellows and colorful coffee table decor and wall art. Graphic patterned wingback chairs combine the yellow and neutral colors featured.
A gorgeous seashell chandelier grabs attention and adds great texture and neutral color to the stark white setting of this living room. A blanket-draped sofa is finished with a patterned throw pillow. Two coffee tables break up the black floor space with the wood tops complementing the natural decorative elements by the window.
A mermaid party wouldn't be complete without a little sand. Kate Landers used a tarp and sandbox from a home improvement store as the ocean floor. She set the coffee table on top and placed cushions around the table for the guests. Seashells and other ocean-inspired objects make guests feel as if they're dining under the sea. Photo by Open Shade Studios