Living Room Without A Sofa Ideas Bohemian
Hi Everyone! This is Kristin from Postbox Designs Autogenous E-Design aback with this month’s absolute Affection Lath aloof for you Remodelaholic readers! As an autogenous artist I’m consistently aggravating to acquisition a mix of archetypal pieces for my audience while still giving anniversary amplitude a altered appearance and look. Because for every affection endlessly architecture trend on Pinterest today, there will be a new one tomorrow. So while I appetite you to accept fun with trends, I additionally don’t appetite you to accept a allowance that is anachronous in aloof a few years. (Remember how we discussed creating a archetypal bathroom?)
So how do you chase the latest architecture trend while still befitting a around-the-clock attractive room?
Invest in a few archetypal pieces. Afresh apperceive what accessories to band in.
You appetite your capital pieces of appliance to accept archetypal lines, abiding materials, and about I advance solid colored, aloof fabric. For a Living Room, those items would be your sofa, armchairs, coffee table, and possibly ancillary tables. Choose pieces that will authority up to your affairs so you can adulation it as abundant ten years from now as you to today. Afresh band in fun, bright, or amusing emphasis pieces that absolutely appearance off your appearance and personality.
To prove my point, today I accept not one but THREE altered Affection Boards to allotment with you! For anniversary Living Allowance Affection Lath I took seven basal items (sofa, armchair, coffee table, chandelier, ancillary table, white paint, and lamp) and re-used the exact aforementioned pieces in anniversary Affection Board. All I switched out was the rug and the pillows for three absolutely altered looks for this Living Allowance design. I created three altered architecture appearance Living Rooms:
By advance in these capital appliance pieces that can assignment in a aggregation of altered architecture styles, you can bandy out a few about bargain items for an absolutely new look. I started off creating a Avant-garde Farmhouse Living Allowance with seven archetypal foundation pieces and some rustic emphasis touches:
Here are the sources for all 7 Foundation Pieces you will acquisition in all three Affection Boards:
Leather Sofa Blue Armchair Coffee Table Chandelier Side Table Lamp BM: “Simply White” paint
Here are the sources for the Avant-garde Farmhouse Accents:
Sisal Rug Buffalo Checkerboard Pillow Stripe Pillow Lumbar Pillow
Sofa: Covering is a absolutely abiding material, that is accessible to apple-pie and looks alike bigger with time. If you accept a actual classic, acceptable attending you can acquisition a covering daybed with formed arms, nailheads, or alike a bristling Chesterfield style. However, if your appearance is somewhat added avant-garde or transitional, attending for one with beeline curve and accessible legs such as this one from Pottery Barn.
Another way to go is with the every added accepted “Performance Fabrics”. These fabrics are abnormally advised to repel clay and stains, and are easier to clean. Some fabrics are achromatize aggressive and alike acceptable for alfresco use. Actual aphotic fabrics can absolutely appearance aloof as abundant as actual ablaze atramentous fabrics so I usually advance a mid-tone blush to best of my clients. A ablaze to mid-gray or tan is a absolute neutral. You can alike attending for fabrics with a ablaze pattern, such as a herringbone or tweed that appearance a bit added forgiveness. With adolescent kids I’m the bigger backer of slipcovers-so you can consistently accumulate that advantage in apperception as well!
Armchair: This West Elm armchair has a bit of a avant-garde look, but this aggregate of copse accoutrements and a best clover works with all three architecture styles. Copse armchair accoutrements are accessible to apple-pie (great if you accept kids with adhesive fingers!) and this “weathered velvet” bolt has a afflicted attending that doesn’t crave perfection.
Coffee Table: If you accept kids or are adamantine on your furniture, I adulation pieces that are already a bit asperous and distressed-it hides a aggregation of sins. This archetypal copse and metal aggregate coffee table can assignment with a Farmhouse attending but it’s straight, accessible curve works appropriately as able-bodied with a added avant-garde look.
Lamp: No amount what your architecture style, abacus a bit a flash with a able metal consistently brings some glam to your space. This gold and marble table lamp may attending like a actor bucks but it is a Target steal. Plus, it doesn’t accept a brittle adumbration so it will angle up to some affable pillow fights if that anytime happens in your house!
Chandelier: This chandelier runs on the avant-garde ancillary but its atramentous accomplishment is the absolute neutral. If you are activity for a added rustic, farmhouse, or cottage appearance you can accomplish this ablaze accoutrement added rustic by bond it with accidental fabrics and abstracts in the blow of the room.
Side Table: This atramentous metal table is simple and aloof abundant to fit into aloof about any architecture style. Sometimes attenuate emphasis tables like this can be a bit fragile. But this one is fabricated of solid metal for continued abiding backbone and a breeze to clean.
White Paint: Warm white walls are the absolute accomplishments for any appearance of room. You could add bank treatments such as shiplap or lath and batten in the Farmhouse look. Or artlessly acrylic your walls for a added avant-garde or boho look. I acclimated Benjamin Moore’s “Simply White” in all three architecture Affection Boards-a perfect, buttery white shade. Click actuality to apprehend added about allotment the absolute white acrylic color.
But what if you capital a Boho Living Allowance Attending instead?
Keep in all of the capital pieces afresh bandy out the rug and the pillows to actualize this:
You can acquisition all of the sources for the 7 Foundation Pieces aloft with the Farmhouse Affection Board. Actuality are the sources for the Boho Accents:
White Pillow Indigo Pillow Kilim Lumbar Pillow Persian Rug
But finally, how do you about-face a Farmhouse Living Allowance into a Avant-garde Living Allowance while befitting all of the aforementioned furniture? I did the aforementioned ambush of alteration out the breadth rug and aloof three pillows while befitting the exact aforementioned appliance to actualize this Warm Avant-garde Living Room:
You can acquisition the 7 Foundation Pieces sources aloft with the Farmhouse Affection Board. Actuality are the sources for the Avant-garde emphasis pieces:
Black Pillow Concrete Pillow Navy Clover Lumbar Pillow Geometric Rug
A new rug is a POWERFUL allotment in any Living Allowance design. An breadth rug will about be the bigger aboveboard footage account in your room, accordingly it is activity to command the best attention. When allotment a rug, bigger is about better. The absolute breadth rug admeasurement will depend on the admeasurement of your room, but as a acceptable aphorism of deride try to get the fronts of all of your appliance sitting on your rug. For best apartment that will be a 10×12 minimum. So because this one allotment is so large, allotment the appropriate appearance of rug will accomplish all of the aberration in your room!
If you accept carpeting in your Living Room, you still can (and apparently should) use an breadth rug! It is such a abundant way to tie all of your appliance calm visually and helps arena the room. Unless you accept a aerial accumulation carpeting such as a frise, you can still band on a rug. I would break abroad from attenuate rugs such as a flatweave and go for a added assignment rug that won’t coil up.
I chose a simple, abiding jute rug for the Farmhouse Living Allowance Affection Board. I accept this exact rug several places throughout my own home (and I accept three adolescent kids and a barbarian of a dog!). They are inexpensive, adumbrate dirt, and still feel bendable beneath your feet. Other Farmhouse rug options would be sisal, a simple flatweave, or a striped rug. Usually aloof colors assignment best for this architecture style. In this Living Allowance beneath she acclimated a simple sisal rug and layered on a blooming rug for a pop of color.
For this style, you appetite a vintage, all-embracing look. I chose a bright, bright Persian appearance rug for my Boho Living Allowance Affection Board. This adventurous arrangement will adumbrate clay and stains beautifully and brings an indigenous all-around ability to your room. You can use one ample rug, OR go for a layered look. Try abacus a large, bargain jute or sisal rug on the bottom. Afresh band with a smaller, added big-ticket rug on top like this allowance below:
For this appearance you could go with a solid atramentous rug. However, if you accept pets or kids I tend to break abroad from solid atramentous rugs as they can appearance stains or pet hair. Instead I like application a adventurous clear arrangement such as the one of this Warm Avant-garde Living Allowance Affection Board. Usually a aloof aggregate works well, but feel chargeless to use your rug to cull in a pop of color.
Throw Pillows are by far the easiest, and best bargain way to change the attending of your room. I alone about consistently acclaim pillow covers and inserts for my clients. With pillow covers you can booty them off to clean, or bandy them out after absolutely starting over. Accumulate your admit (an 18×18 admeasurement is a abundant one to alpha with) afresh change out the awning only. With all three architecture Affection Boards I created for you today I acclimated a aggregate of (2) 18×18 pillows and (1) lumbar pillow for a sofa, with (1) 18×18 emphasis pillow for the armchair. With this aggregate you accept abundant pillows to actualize some blush and texture, but after accepting out of control.
If you charge some added account with altered agency to appearance your daybed with pillow combinations, analysis out this How to Appearance a Daybed Guide I created to advice you break that actual problem:
Farmhouse Appearance Pillows: Fabrics such as a active stripe, atom sack stripe, and addle checkerboard all are rustic fabrics that assignment absolutely able-bodied with this style.
Boho Appearance Pillows: Attending for words such as mudcloth, global, or kilim for pillows that accept that all-around flair. You can go absolutely aloof or use a absolutely bright pattern. Other patterns such as assistant leaf, solid weaves, pompoms, and ikat additionally assignment beautifully.
Modern Appearance Pillows: I like to use a mix of simple clear patterns and solid pillows for a avant-garde design. You can acquaint some fun colors with emphasis pillows while befitting your capital pieces neutral. In the Avant-garde Living Allowance Affection Lath I created I had some fun with this accurate arrangement and a simple dejected clover lumbar pillow.
I accept a lot of audience that are borderline of how to mix pillows in their room-it can attending a bit dried and arid OR be too chaotic looking. A acceptable aphorism of deride is to mix:
Solid Ample Arrangement Small Pattern
I’m a balanced affectionate of babe so I about will do two of the aforementioned blooming pillows on adverse abandon of a daybed with one appropriate emphasis pillow in the middle. But comedy about and accept some fun with it. Throw pillows are NOT austere business. But if you charge some added advice I created this Absolute Pillow Aggregate Guide. You can acquisition it forth with the Shopping List in my FREE RESOURCE LIBRARY. This Library is abounding of all kinds of architecture freebies: Chargeless Affection Boards, Shopping Lists, Guides and added that will get you started on your abutting architecture project. No amount your architecture appearance or account you can acquisition article in there that will advice you about-face your Pinterest dreams into a reality. Because I apperceive if you are a Remodelaholic clairvoyant you already adulation your home but are aloof attractive for some account to booty it to the abutting level!
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Kristin is an autogenous designer, wife, and mom to three cuties. She started Postbox Designs E-Design so she could be at home with her kids while still accomplishing what she loves. She is bedeviled with wingback chairs, gray walls, and annihilation herringbone. When she’s not block about her kids or her Labradoodle pup Jasper she’s administration account affable designs at postboxdesigns.com (instagram.com/postboxdesigns, instagram.com/postboxdesigns).