Living Room Reset

Living Room Reset

There’s nothing like turning the calendar to a new year to start your creative juices flowing! At home, a fresh year can inspire a fresh design vibe and palette. You can, for example, take a living room with a bad case of the blahs and amp it up with just a few strategic choices. Let’s see how!


Earth tones everywhere in 2024

Earth tones are the buzz in 2024–peach, maize, terra cotta, and gorgeous greens, for example. This living room redo incorporates a trending palette with a sophisticated edge: a camel color leather sofa, rusty hues in the rug, and luscious moss green chair upholstery. But the colors don’t overwhelm in this cozy space because the owner wisely chose neutral pieces (white linen side chair, white and pale wood coffee table, black wall unit) to help rest the eye. 

Notice the curvy chairs. Did you know softly curving furniture is trending? As with other design features, though, balance is the key. Mix curved and straight lines, hard and soft surfaces, light and dark colors, old and new styles.

Fashion underfoot


A new area rug in subtle earth tones grounds the new scheme. It has just enough pattern to be interesting, but doesn’t steal attention from the  furnishings and accessories. Hard surface flooring always calls for some warmth and softness underfoot, and the rug also defines the seating area. (Designer tip: make sure you choose a rug large enough that the front legs of your seating pieces rest on it.) 

Wood tones for the win

No, you’re not imagining it: brown stained wood furniture is having a resurgence. Especially trending: look for interesting inlays and patterns in wood, as our homeowner did with her sleek new console. Have you discovered a versatile console’s many uses?  In an open concept room, this console not only serves as an area divider, but provides a cabinet for storage and a surface for new decorative accessories and stylish lamps.  

Light it up

Speaking of lamps, some new lighting will go a long way to perk up your interiors. This room’s refresh called for a new tripod floor lamp, a stunning pair of lamps on the console, and replacing tired ceiling fixtures with statement lighting.

Energize. Accessorize.

Of course, the finishing touch in any room is the accessories. Tasteful choices that tie together the owner’s taste and color scheme are the final layer for finishing this space. The updated living room features beautiful books, candles, vases, lanterns, mirror, floral arrangement and pillows that reflect its classy, comfortable aesthetic. 

Pizzaz. Just because.

Lastly, don’t overlook the opportunity for an unexpected element that adds a bit of whimsy or zing to your room. We love the abstract pattern dark green pillow and foil-flecked hide ottoman this owner chose as accents. Why not bring in a little va-va-voom if you can!

Craving a room refresh? Our helpful and knowledgeable associates at The Mint Julep on Ridge Road in Rockwall will help you bring your ideas to life! Or chat online with them 24/7 online when shopping We ship nationwide!
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