Have you ever created a moodboard before? They’re pretty fun. It really is a good way to visualize how pieces might look together in a room. Depending on how much control you want to have over the finished look, you could create one of these with most simple photo editors or an online service like Olioboard. I made this in Photoshop.
I started out with the premise that I was looking for pieces that I would like to furnish my living room with. At first I was intending to be mostly realistic budget-wise, but quickly threw that out the window. It was much more fun just picking whatever I wanted.
1 | “Ocean” by Moki | $95 unframed | 2 | “Mathletes” by Jenny Andrews-Anderson | Sold
3 | “Cat on Balustrade” by Théophile Alexandre Steinlen | starting at $40 unframed
4 | Arteriors Polished Brass Table Lamp | $648 | 5 | Brownstone 2 Drawer Nightstand | $918
6 | Cushion Magnolia Svart | 900 SEK ≈ $139 USD | 7 | Pink Pillow | Sold- Similar Here
8 | Reese Sofa in Pewter | $1,499 | 9 | Jonathan Adler Ventana Table Lamp | $195
10 | Matchstick Brass Side Table | $248 | 11 | Allem Studio Sitaara Gold Pillow | $90
12 | Molly Blue Square Pillow | $293 | 13 | Jonathan Adler Templeton Cocktail Ottoman | $1,195
14 | STRANDMON Wing Chair | $279 | Wall Color: Cornforth White by Farrow & Ball
Some of the pieces like the art, sofa, and wing chair are not priced completely out of my reach, but it goes downhill from there, most notably with a $900 side table and $650 table lamp (both on the left). That be crazy. I still had a lot of fun with this. I think it’s a good exercise and there’s nothing wrong with being inspired by high-end pieces.
There was so much more art I could have chosen, and you may notice I popped a couple extra pillows in the picture because I couldn’t quite decide about those either. I wouldn’t call this my “dream” living room, but it’s a whole lot better than what I have right now. I’m definitely dreaming about some of these pieces. The items that I would put at the top of a wishlist are the Jonathan Adler Table Lamp and the art by Jenny Andrews-Anderson in the middle. At $195 the table lamp is actually something I would consider splurging on one day, and Jenny has a variety of price points on her original art.