Hiya Papaya living room inspiration numbered
Hiya Papaya living room inspiration

Hiya Papaya shared pictures of a really pretty house in the Utah Parade of Homes, designed and built by  Lindy Allen of Four Chairs Furniture and Cadence Homes….and I’m pretty much crushing on every room.  Especially this living room, which is such a perfect combination of a neutral pallet with bright pops of color.  

Hiya Papaya living room inspiration numbered

I think I especially like it because I’m decorating my own home with similar colors these days.  I LOVE the way turquoise and yellow look together!  I also like the way different textures in this room work together.  There’s the natural, nubby linen on the couches, the sleek, smooth leather on the moroccan pouf, the weathered barn wood paired with modern welded metal–it’s a mix that manages to create a lot of movement and interest without being the least bit edgy or in-your-face.

Life on the V Side agreeable gray

Well, you’ll be happy to know I’ve done the leg work for you, and found five DIY projects that will help you achieve a look similar to the decor of this pretty room.  Enjoy!

1.  Neutral Wallcolor

Life on the V Side agreeable gray

The color of the walls in my inspiration photo provides the perfect neutral canvas for the pops of bright color scattered throughout the room.  I think it’s the perfect greige.  It happens to be Sherwin Williams’ Agreeable Gray, and you can view more pictures of it in action at On the V Side.

2.  Built In Bookshelves

320 Sycamore faking built ins

Built ins can be expensive, especially if you don’t start out with them in your house.  320 Sycamore shares a reasonable option for getting the look without the hefty price tag.

3.  Chrysanthemum Mirror

Little Things Bring Smiles chrystanthemum mirror

Little Things Bring Smiles shows you how to DIY a chrysanthemum mirror–like the one in the model home pictured above–out of plastic spoons.  You can paint it any color!

4.  Industrial Style Coffee Table

Adventures in Crafting industrial coffee table

Love the combo of industrial style and weathered bard wood?  Adventures in Crafting offers a tutorial to help you make your own Anthropologie inspired table.

5.  Moroccan Pouf

Textile Love morroccan poug

Poufs like the one in my inspiration photo are extremely popular right now.  You can save a bundle–and have them in any color you want–by following the instructions over at Textile Love.

Do you love the living room in my inspiration photo as much as I do?  If you know of any additional projects that could help DIYers like me replicate the look of this room, leave a comment with the link!

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  1. Another take on the bookshelves are ones done by Kate at Centsational Girl. She uses the Billy bookcases from ikea and has a few amazing posts on how to get the look–from single to a whole built in! http://www.bloglovin.com/frame?post=1202542167&group=726939&frame_type=b&blog=726939&link=aHR0cDovL2ZlZWRwcm94eS5nb29nbGUuY29tL35yL2NlbnRzYXRpb25hbGdpcmwvY0hBZi9-My85dVJPcER5NEQway8&frame=1&click=0&user=0

    I have saved the “pouf” in my favorites sewing section–that could be a fun one! Thanks again Becky for doing all the hard work for us to achieve “the look”. 🙂

  2. I just love this room; it’s so close to how I want my living room to look. I’d probably have to get all new furniture though! Bummer!

  3. Maybe you could start with some of the decorative pieces, like the mirror and pouf, using the tutorials I linked to.

  4. Where did you get those cute floral light blue/ turquoise chairs? I want one for my LR!

  5. Hi Cami, If you follow the links in the post, hopefully you can track down the original source. They are not actually my chairs but a feature of someone else’s room.

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