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When you have a large family, creating a living room space that is livable and functional for everyone is a must and it’s possible to do so in a beautiful way. When I design, I’m always keeping in mind family-friendly furniture that is durable, easy to clean and wipe down, and able to be dressed up with pretty little details. So, I want to share with you my living room round-up to help you find the perfect fit for your own family’s living space.
When it comes to furniture, using this Perennials basketweave fabric is a necessity. It’s my go-to fabric for my furniture, and I’ve used it for my couch’s slipcover as well as my loveseat. It’s perfect to use in your living room because it’s high quality that is resistant to mold, mildew, and stains, and it has a great texture that has a casually luxurious look. I’ve also dressed up our couches with various decorative pillows in soft shades of green and blue since it’s a must to play around with patterned pillows.
This abalone rug is currently in my living room as well, and I love it because it’s easy to keep clean by washing it in the washing machine. On my rug, I’ve placed this family-friendly outdoor coffee table which is beautiful and has a timeless character with its wicker frame, and, since it’s an outdoor coffee table, it’s very durable and easy to wipe down and clean. Above my coffee table, I’ve added this open-weave pendant which adds such beautiful textured lighting to my living room.
I use this round rattan-wrapped accent table as an end table, and it’s one of my favorite living room accessories because it fits easily just about anywhere and it has such a fun and clean design. I love redecorating it often and changing up the items I choose to display on its shelves. You can decorate your coffee table or end table simply with beautiful glass beads, a round tray, ginger jars, a candle, a table lamp, and a gorgeous stack of coffee table books.
Coffee table books are full of inspiration, great resources, and always pretty to display! I personally love using books in shades of coastal blues, and a couple I keep on my coffee table include Veranda: The Art of Outdoor Living, Coastal Blues: Mrs. Howard’s Guide to Decorating with the Colors of the Sea and Sky, and More Beautiful.
You can also use any of these pretty details to decorate your wall or bookshelves as well as adding your favorite photos in these gorgeous scalloped frames and organizing items you’d rather keep hidden in these beach house storage baskets. And, don’t forget to hang up all kinds of living room art to spice up those bare walls.
It’s important to create a home the whole family can enjoy and it’s always possible to do so in a beautiful and functional way. If you need more inspiration on how to design your living room, check out my Summer Home Refresh ideas and read about How to Style your Bookshelf.