Simple Living Room Collage with text

So, this week’s “Get the Look for Less” post comes by way of an unusual source:  Instagram!  I’ve been having a lot of fun on Instagram lately, and if you’d like to see what I’ve been up to there, you can follow along HERE.  I spotted this room on Camille Roskelley’s Instagram feed.  Camille is an amazing fabric designer and talented quilter who blogs at Simplify.  She and her husband purchased a foreclosed home in need of updates several years ago, and they’ve really transformed that home for their family.  (You should see Camille’s sewing room!)  She posted a few changes to her living room on Instagram, and I was struck with the beautiful simplicity of this room.

Camille Roskelley Simple Living Room
Camille Roskelley Simple Living Room with text

I think one of my favorite things about this room is that it has a very clean design: it’s simple and uncluttered.  There aren’t too many elements competing for your attention, so you can really focus on the overall beauty of this room.  It’s a real room in a real house, but the soothing color palette and well-thought accessories make Camille’s living room look amazing.  You can tell that she’s as good at putting together rooms as she is at piecing quilts!

Camille’s decorating style is really accessible, but if you want to DIY a similar look, I’ve found some terrific tutorials for you.  Read on to learn 5 Ways to Get a Simple Living Room.

Simple Living Room Collage with text

1.  Sherwin Williams Aloof Gray

Kristen F Davis Designs sw aloof gray

The wallcolor in Camille’s living room is Sherwin Williams “Aloof Gray.”  I think it’s a perfect shade of gray–not too light, not too dark.  Check out another room that made use of this lovely neutral at Kristen F. Davis Designs.

2. Slipcovered Couches

Tatertots & Jello dropcloth slipcover

Camille got new couches for Christmas, but if that’s not in your budget, slipcovers might be!  I love the one that Jen from Tatertots & Jello made for her sectional out of canvas drop cloths.

3.  Dark Stained Coffee Table

Planting Sequoias stained coffee table

The dark coffee table in Camille’s room provides a nice contrast to the lighter furnishings and walls.  If you’d like to go darker with a coffee table you already own or can find second-hand, then follow  instructions provided by Planting Sequoias.

4.  Graphic Rug

Sarah M Dorsey Designs painted rug

I think my favorite thing in Camille’s living room is that beautiful, geometric rug.  I love the combo of blue and green.  Large rugs like this one can be pricey, so if you need a low budget version, try painting it!  Sarah M. Dorsey Designs offers a helpful tutorial for DIYing a very similar rug.

5. Weathered Wood Clock

Designed Decor pallet clock

Isn’t that clock on the wall in Camille’s living room great?  I like the contrast of the numbers against weathered wood.  While I couldn’t find a handmade clock just like hers, I did find a similar clock made from pallet wood at Designed Decor.  Click over there to get directions for making your own.

So, what do you think?  Do you love the combination of greens, blues, and grays as much as I do?  I’m sure you want to see more pictures of Camille’s house!  Click over here to view more rooms and find out about her paint colors.

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  1. Can you provide the actual link for this? I’d really like to find that rug. My house is painted with those blues and greens throughout, and this would go perfectly.

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