We’re all familiar with ever-popular interior design styles like midcentury modern and bohemian. But what if your design sensibility falls somewhere in the middle of two styles?
It’s common for your home’s interior decor to be an amalgamation of several different styles, and your living room probably best represents your chosen aesthetic. So rather than focusing on solitary design elements for this week’s roundup of stylish Instagram decor, we sussed out five inspiring living room looks that present a mashup of two different styles.
Whether you choose to replicate the following aesthetics in full or pull individual elements—like a gilded mirror or a baby blue sofa—there’s no shortage of decor ideas that’ll help you spruce up your living room decor.
1. Midcentury glam
For a fresh take on the endlessly trendy midcentury decor, look no further than this post from @dennisvonnazareth. It packs just the right amount of glam to make it your next favorite living room look.
“Adding a bit of glitz and glam to midcentury modern works so well because of the clean lines you see in this type of design,” says designer Jennifer Davis, of Davis Interiors. “It doesn’t compete with that gilded mirror but rather serves as a perfect background for it. People are getting tired of the stark, sterile feel we have seen with MCM as of late, and that is what is driving the trend for more glam additions.”
2. Moody Victorian
Take the drama up a few notches with a moody Victorian living room makeover like this one from @michaelddevine.
“The dark paint color on these walls are everything and completely set the tone for this historical living room,” says designer Megan Nelson, of @nestwiththenelsons. “Elevated elegance at its finest! The chandelier and gold sconces are the perfect pairing to further the beauty and vibe of this very Victorian space.”
Get the look: Create the perfect Victorian ambiance in your space by painting the walls this shade of gray-green by Sherwin-Williams and adding some glamorous detail from this collection of candelabras on Etsy.
3. Scandi-artsy look
Not a fan of Victorian-era drama? Then take a gander at this equally stunning (albeit much brighter) look from @colombe_studio. This colorful, modern living room is the perfect example of a design aesthetic that blends a minimalist Scandinavian sensibility with fun, painterly details.
“No longer are living rooms reserved for boring white couches and neutral, mass-produced artwork,” says designer Jaime Huffman, of Charleston Blonde. “Against a canvas of bright, white walls and white curtains, the colorful accents in this room pop without being overwhelming. The baby-blue couch and armchair are statement pieces that balance the rest of the warm tones in the decor.”
4. Boho retro
If your style is more on the eccentric-meets-cozy side of things, you’re going to love this boho-retro look from @thingsandthoughtsgr.
“This living room is a total blast from the past with the shaggy fur pouf, cherry-red armoire, and retro floor lamp,” says Nelson. “The red hue of the room and its accents further the retro flair of the space.”
5. ‘Grandmillenial’ maximalism
Why do simple when you can go all in with a “grandmillennial” maximalist living room like this one from @hollyholdendesign.
“The grandmillennial style of interior design has been popular for a couple of years now, and this living room, in particular, is an example of just how maximalist this style can go,” says Huffman. “Despite the mix of patterns, the room is still cohesive thanks to the symmetrical layout and neutral elements. The wood floor, jute rug, and white walls let the stunning furniture take center stage.”