Seattle is a city of inspiration and all around cool vibes. It’s a historical place that is constantly evolving and mixing character with innovation. Of course, the city is filled with its local and tourist gems, but a living room like this one glows from the inside out. Keep in mind these simple tips to recreate this warm and welcoming Seattle home.
Pattern + Color
The Midcentury Modern style in this room comes from the patterns. The most important aspect of mixing patterns is making sure that no pattern overpowers another. The eye is naturally drawn to bright colors, but adding low-key patterns to mix with the vibrancy will bring everything together. Painting your brick wall a dark, neutral color and adding bright, tribal pillows will create the perfect amount of contrast without looking too cluttered. Paint color is easy to overlook at first glance, but it is easily the best part of this room. This blue color gives the room its midcentury flair, and it’s also reminiscent of the surrounding environment. Seattle can be cold and gray, especially during the fall, but that’s also what can make it such a lush, desirable place to live. Adding a simple pastel or a color that matches the nature around your home can give your room a brand new look and provide a great conversation starter. Pair light colors with dark woods for a more retro look.
Is your room looking flat? Texture is the key to making your room pop. Furniture is a prime place to get creative with textures and fabrics. A velvet couch or tasseled pillows will give your space definition. Although authentic brick walls are a game changer, some faux brick or wood wallpaper is a great addition to a small wall. Adding some plants throughout the area or adorning your floor with a soft rug can make your room feel more fresh and thoughtful. Lastly, never underestimate the power of your fifth wall. Putting some wood panels on your ceiling or just painting it can really impress your guests.
The furniture in this room already provides a welcoming vibe, but don’t be afraid to make your room more personal. With a room like this, you can get carried away with trinkets and vintage finds. Fill your shelves with your favorite ’50s novels and old radios. Wall art is also a perfect way to fill space and bring the colors of your furniture and your walls together. Find a painting that matches your walls and frame it with wood trim that matches your furniture. Simple details can easily become your favorite part of your room and can help you switch up styles when you’re ready for a change.