Good Mood (Board): Living Room

We’re participating in Cassity’s Good Mood (Board) series, this time working in the living room.

Yesterday, Cassity, Beth, and Ashley shared their mood boards.   Today, I have the privilege to post along with Allison from House of Hepworths and Cristin from Simplified Bee.

Before we share our mood board, take a look at our inspiration photo.

I’ve had this bookshelf saved for several months now, and I still love it.  The styling is fantastic, and that sunny yellow back is divine.  To get a similar preppy and happy look in your home, stick with bold yellows, neutral gray, oil rubbed bronze metals, white ceramics, and nature inspired elements.  Here’s our interpretation of it:

Paint the walls First Snowfall by Benjamin Moore (1618) or Silver Crest (1583) for a soft blue.  Or neutral walls painted with Heaven (2118) or Gray Owl (2137) will make the yellow pop even more.  Delightful Yellow (335) or Sunburst (2023-40) are perfect yellow accents.

For the major pieces, I like to stick with neutrals.  This tailored sofa from World Market has clean lines, which should translate well over the years.  A bluish-gray patterned rug adds a pattern with out being distracting and taking attention away from yellow accents.  Keep a few light weight chairs, like these wishbone chairs, for additional seating to pull around the room.

Storage is a necessity in any living space.  Ikea’s Expidet storage system is cheap, good-looking, and easily customized.  Back the unit with thin plywood or MDF painted a sunny yellow for a splash of color you can change out with a coat of paint.

Give this side table a coat of oil rubbed bronze spray paint for a darker finish.  An industrial metal and wood coffee table on casters not only provides warmth, but you’ll love being able to move it around easily for large gatherings or game nights.

Give the room your personal touch with accessories.  Carry the bold yellow throughout the room in splashes, like these chic lamps.  Etsy is a wonderful place to shop for hand-made home accessories.  A bird pillow cover from Joom is cute and cozy.  Balance the cute with a gray designer pillow from Milk and Cookies, another Etsy favorite of mine.  Or try our your sewing skills by making this felt circle pillow.  While I love hand-made accessories, CB2’s rise pillow is great, too.

Last but not least, deck your walls with nature inspired art.  Our bird, tree, and feather gallery wall has all the colors of the inspiration: black, white, yellow, and blue.  Hang a deer head above the fireplace or in a corner for a dose of fun.

For more mood board fun, check out Design Dump and the rest of the mood boards tomorrow.

Monday, November 28th:
Tuesday, November 29th:
Wednesday, November 30th:
Thursday, December 1:
12.  Link Party  for your boards here at Remodelaholic

10 thoughts on “Good Mood (Board): Living Room

  1. I totally love the yellow and grey combo. Our living room is very very grey right now so I want to add a pop color. Red is our winter color but I’m thinking yellow after the holidays. I found an amazing yellow and grey ottoman at Homegoods but we didn’t have enough room to bring it home in the car. 😦 I’m definitely saving this for inspiration!

    1. Hi Nora, Yellow and gray is fabulous! I love the pop of color paired with the neutral. I’m glad you’ve found some inspiration!

      Hey Melissamevans! Isn’t it amazing?!?! It’s just so fun!

      Hi Cristin! Thanks so much! I love your mood board, too. 🙂


    1. Hi Put a bird on it, There are animal antlers in the inspiration photo, so I thought the deer head would work well. But, the mood board is simply to provide inspiration and get your wheels turning, so you could easily replace the deer head with something less trendy and more to your taste. 🙂


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