Yo!!!!!!! “It’s been a long time, I shouldn’t have left you. Without a dope beat to step to” (in my best Timberland voice). Well it’s March, and mother Spring is upon us. And I totally missed the memo to blog in February. HOWEVER, I am dusting myself off and trying again (get it). This is the month where peeps begin their Spring cleaning (me included) and change up their fall/winter decor and add a bit of brightness to their space. And if you don’t, maybe you should try it? It’s AMAZING what a few vibrant throw pillows can do to your space.

I decided to share this quick living room makeover to help you guys spruce up your space. It’s super easy and affordable. I’m attempting to do a new segment on my IGTV (Instagram TV) and YouTube Channel called #LaceYourSpace. My goal is to create a styling video each month (let us pray) because my instagram audience really seem to enjoy it.

Today, I’m styling my client’s living room space. She resides in a nice condo downtown Charlotte, North Carolina with plenty of natural light (it’s lit…literally). In the video, you may notice in there isn’t any lamps or floor lighting (because we were waiting for the shipment to come in, and furthermore I don’t recommend decorating your space without lighting). But anyway, I wanted to capture how simple it is to transform your living room. As stated before, it’s amazing what a rug, a few throw pillows, and coffee table accessories can do to a space. See video and steps below on how you can give your living room a “Glam Slam” Makeover this Spring!

A Few Living Room Styling Tips

Tip #1: The Bigger the Better


Color of Rug: I selected the abstract gray and cream rug because it was a great contrast on the cognac floors and it complemented the gray sofa. Therefore, when choosing a rug consider your floor/or carpet color during the process.

Size of Rug: When selecting a rug, take the size of the living room space into consideration because the rug anchors the rug. Don’t just randomly buy that 5”x7” rug because it’s cheaper, sis! SIZE MATTERS! The bigger the BETTER! For this client’s space, I selected a 8” x 10” rug. For example, a floating Layout (which my client have) you sofa and chairs float in the middle of the room, and the rug should be large enough to fit under the front legs of each furniture. I will do another blog post on this topic soon.

Tip #2: Dress Your Sofa


Pillows Talk: Nice pillows will instantly take your sofa and space to the next level. As you can see in the video, the rug and sofa together is BLAH. However, adding the wine/burgundy velvet pillows, paired with the patterned gray pillow, ELEVATES the sofa and space! The pop of color really wakes up the room and break up the gray. Therefore, don’t forget to add your pop of color to your sofa.

Pillow Sizes: Just like rug size matters, pillow sizes matter too! For sofa’s (depending on the size), keep these rules in mind. Regular size sofa (the one in the video): use 20-22inches square pillows. Love Seats and Settee use 18-20inche square pillows. And for Long/Deep Sofas: use 20-24inch pillows. I like to use different sizes to give the sofa a layered effect. Because when everything is the same size that’s no fun!

Tip 3: Accessorize for your life

Coffee table styling and accessories is a MUST! I’m going to spare you the short fact, and link you to the long fact on this topic. Check out this previous blog post on coffee table styling.

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