This morning I was daydreaming about living rooms. The time will come when we start planning for a home again and really the living room is a main event. The kitchen is a big deal too...and I hope to have them connected, but where we sit and talk and relax together will set the tone for our home I think.
When I started looking through inspiration photos I noticed some trends. I like balance and equivalent "weight" on each side.
I like plain colored walls. Patterned wall paper increases my sensory stress. I like the full wall's scale of one color.
I thought I was sick of gray in decorating, but it is SO calming. I relax when I look at these pictures. Big clear windows are everything to me too. I love light and I love feeling more connected to the outside.
I like brick--real brick, accents that remind me of industrial loft-like spaces.
Natural materials (stone and wood) speak to me, too.