I’ve been thinking a lot about how we will design the living room in the cabin, and one thing I know is that we will have plants. Like lots of em. However, what do you guys think about this vibe? Are ya with me? It’s been a journey exploring different aesthetics, landing on one that feels authentic to the home’s original design, while seamlessly blending in my tastes and preferences. I am feeling great about this mix of mid-mod and modern updates with plenty of antique flares in between. Just in case you missed it – check out the loft bedroom design here. I am pursuing getting the floors figured out – either a sand and stain, a coat of black paint, or a full replacement. Lots to figure out as we get the windows shored up! They are leaking, but knowing the vision is always my first step as we do the “boring stuff,” so that I can source and get things ordered without a ton of delay!
So, we’ve chatted about all sorts of cool indoor plants, ones that can thrive in low light, and even those that dangle elegantly. I wrote a blog post all about how to spruce up your living room with plants and it covers where to put them, and how to arrange them, you know, for that pro-designer vibe. Be sure t check these out for all the best ways to incorporate plants into your home.
Continuing on with the living room mood boards, I found this mid- century living room design that I am really vibing with. There’s the mid-century look going on that is mixed with a fun retro flair and makes me want to buy a shag rug immediately. The leather and textures are like the dream team of comfort. And I am obsessed with the greenery – you know how I feel about adding plant decor to your living room. I’ve whipped up some looks-for-less inspo to bring those good vibes home without breaking the bank. Let’s jump in!
The first piece I found is this stunning black pendant light. It’s stylish, but not too overbearing in a mid-century living room design. The soft glow gives off major retro vibes, making every corner feel like a cool hangout spot. Check out more black pendant lights here.
Next up, we have this beautiful faux palm tree. One of the main reasons I chose this mid-century living room design was because of the greenery – I am obsessed with the look of this tall tree. Looking for a real plant instead? Check out these large plants that thrive in low light.
This lounge chair was also featured in my Mid-Modern Academia bedroom design– and I still love it! I want it in every room. The smooth, rich texture of a leather lounge chair adds a layer of sophistication that complements the clean lines and sleek design of mid-century furniture.
Next, I found this brass floor lamp to help cast a warm and inviting glow in the space. In a mid-century living room where clean lines and open spaces reign supreme, a tall brass floor lamp can provide ample light without cluttering the ceiling, maintaining the room’s streamlined aesthetic.
This glass coffee table is the epitome of sleek simplicity in a mid- century living room design. It effortlessly blends with the color scheme and decor style and is the perfect piece to add your cute coffee table books to!
All mid-century living rooms need a cozy mustard throw blanket. Mustard yellow is a color straight from the mid-century palette. Incorporating a throw in this hue is like taking a nostalgic stroll down memory lane- I promise you won’t regret it.
A faux leather sofa in a rich caramel hue is the ultimate retro chic upgrade for your mid-century living room. It effortlessly channels the classic sophistication of mid-century design, elevating the entire aesthetic with a touch of timeless elegance.
Next, we have this shag area rug. The fun texture of a shag rug isn’t just visual; it’s a tactile treat for your feet. It’s so cozy and the perfect color and texture for this mid-century living room design.
Last, we have this faux fur pillow to add even more fun textures to the space! This pillow is so retro, reminiscent of the luxurious and eclectic design choices prevalent in mid-century interiors. Shag too much for you? Check out other throw pillows here.
What do you think about this mid-century living room design? Check out more mood boards on my blog here. Hope you all have a beautiful rest of your week! xoxo