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How to Use Pillows to Change Up Your Living Room’s Style 

How to Use Pillows to Change Up Your Living Room’s Style 

How to Use Pillows to Change Up Your Living Room’s Style

Pillows  can change the appearance of a room quickly. With a variety of options to choose from, it’s easy to see why they’re among the biggest selling home décor items. So, here are a few ideas that will transform your living room’s style in a hurry.

Use Pillows To Make a Statement

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Whether you are a fan of Americans or not, the flag-themed pillow in this Swedish apartment is definitely noticeable. This pillow provides a bold statement that matches the decor of the room but can be easily removed if you have guests who disagree with the statement. Add text, photos or more, just don’t overdo it.

Pillows Add a Dash of Colour to a Minimalist Scheme

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There is a lot to be said about neutral colored furnishings. They look great year-round, are easy to match to existing décor, and don’t fade as easily when set in a sunny location. And these bright and textured pillows add some character to the almost monochromatic flavour of the room.

Add Texture with Beautiful Prints

Print Pillow

This room’s minimalism is rather stark, if it’s not offset by the patterned rug and patterned pillow. When you have simple colours and straight geometric designs in your room, a patterned pillow adds some beautiful texture.

 

What are some ways you love to use pillows in your interior decorating?

6 Couches that Inspire Us

6 Couches that Inspire Us

Read a textbook on the history of home furniture, and you will find that there are legitimate style and historical differences between a sofa and a couch. Talk to an interior designer and you will get a different set of opinions on what to call the items you sit on at home. Sofa or couch, we think that the following living room furniture sets will inspire you in your home decoration.

scandinavian feel living room set

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A Scandinavian Feel Sofa with Chaise

This living room makes you want to pack up and move there. From the open floor plan to the natural woods and lighting, this minimalist space is inspiring in its simplicity as well as its aesthetic taste. While it feels open and minimalist, the large sectional sofa with chaise invites anyone who wants to fling their prostrate form across the couch, or sit politely and discuss the day’s events. Whichever you prefer.

Modern Living ROom

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Mid-Century Modern Couches

The couches here go well with a classic mid-century modern home. From the wood and glass paned door to the shag throw rug, this house would go well in a Mad Men scene. The central coffee table feels a bit more contemporary than the rest of the home and gives it a perfect feel that goes with the look we at North Hem usually look for.

mid-century modern couch

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Mid-Century Modern Couch

Now, a nice contrast to the last picture, this couch and the entire living room has a less open and formal mid-century modern feel and a more close and intimate feel. The couch with the throw pillows is perfect for after dinner drinks with friends. The bay window reading nook in the background is a great way to enjoy a cool summer morning: reading a book.

living room follows all the rules

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A Couch and Living Room that Follows all the Rules

Neutral colours? Check. Geometric patterns? Check. Tasteful art to add texture to the walls? Check. Good use of pillows and blankets? Check.

This couch and living room follows our rules of Scandinavian design quite well.

cozy sectional couch

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Formal Sectional Couch

This sectional couch is both formal and comfortable within its environment. The natural wood coffee and end tables, the marble facade on the fireplace, and the striped rug all lend to an air of formality in this living room. But, the grey couch with the coloured pillows takes away from the stiff formality and makes this room a great place to live.

tufted contemporary couch

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Beautiful Tufted Couch

We round out the couches with a contemporary tufted couch, beautiful in its own right. While it may not fit the aesthetic of many modern Scandi, mid-century modern or Asian fusion designs we normally show, something about this couch inspired us today.

Which of these couches and sofas inspire you?

Read Below For More Inspiring Sofa and Living Room Combinations

4 Sofas with Chaise That Embellish Your Living Room

 

4 Exteriors that Make You Feel at Home

4 Exteriors that Make You Feel at Home

What is the view you love the most in your home? For many people, a house becomes a home the moment they walk up the front walk for the first time, coming into their home. The exteriors of a home often make a house a home. Since we love home inspiration, the following are 4 posts we found of a front walk that showcase how an exterior view can make a house your home.

cozy adobe exteriors

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A Cozy Adobe Exterior

While the colour and material of this exterior may be more common in the American desert, this Adobe styled siding fits well with a modern home in much of Australia. The home looks like it fits in any warm climate, while it also promises the perfect temperature home within. The front walk is pleasantly laid out all the way to the well-light entryway. Definitely cozy!

modern home

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Modern Exterior

The straight lines, mixed materials on the exterior, and windows and doors are all part of the modern appeal of this house. The wood fence and tree serve to give the home a more lived-in feel than many modern homes get. The wooden door itself plays a bit of a homelike counterpoint to the rest of the homes modern materials and feel. If you like modern houses and are looking for an exterior where it is easy to fill at home, let this design inspire you!

grey neutral colour exterior

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Neutral Grey Home

This home has a minimalist and modern exterior, and the grey colour will go well with almost any exterior. The plants and sloping lawn reduce the severity of the formal lines and warms up the cool colour scheme. While it may not be for everyone, this house is definitely a place that many people would love to call home and enjoy the memory of every walk up to the front door or drive into the garage.

Invited In

 

Invited Into A Home

This final home blends many of our favorite modern themes with some great photography and lighting to beckon the viewer up the walkway and in the front door. The different shades of the home provide both a welcoming warmth, and a refreshing cool, depending on the viewer’s desires. The landscape frames the home, not interfering but still very present. Finally, the windows offer a peak inside at the comfort the homeowner feels as they sleep and play in rooms that are perfectly lit. Of all the exteriors we found, this one makes you want to feel right at home.

Like Exteriors? Read below for some examples of how to create an outdoor living space!

7 Outdoor Living Spaces to Change Your View of Home

 

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