Make This Room: A Bright & Modern Living Room

Make your place feel like home – while shopping from budget-friendly home interior stores.

This modern living room pulls elements from boho, mid-century modern, and others: Learn your preferred home interior styles by reading A Guide to Interior Design Styles: How to Find Your Unique Home Decor Stlye

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Couch

88″ Leather Sofa, $1,619.10 $2,429.29

The sofa is the anchor point of any room, and this 100% leather couch is a huge step up from an Ikea option and is currently a grand less than normal.

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Candle

8oz Green Matte Ceramic 2-Wick Candle, $12

This wide and flat double-wick candle not only looks great on your coffee table, it crackles just like a fireplace.

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Planter

Rivet Terrazzo Planter with Wood Stand, $53

Mid-century and industrial collide in this plant stand that adds texture and a touch of nature. Picking a medium size (and up) plant and lifting it off the floor with a planter is a handsome way to add some life to your room.

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Chair

Rivet Mid-Century Modern Wood Arm Accent Chair, $481

Not a lot of room? Create a homey feel with an attractive accent chair by placing it perpendicular to the couch, instead of facing the TV.

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Lamp

Rivet Brass Arc Mid-Century Standing Floor Lamp with Bulb, $198

A beautiful, expensive room with sterile lighting is way worse than a budget-friendly room with perfect mood lighting. This large, artful lamp brings the light in right where you need it, so you can still see without it needing to be so bright.

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Free Wall Art

Art – and the frames you have to put it in – is super expensive. Primer can help with the first part by slashing the cost of awesome art down to $0. Our free wall art printable series is full of over 42 free downloadable wall art prints.

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Coffee Table

Faux Marble Modern Round Coffee Table, $120

Minimalist and functional, this coffee table keeps the area in front of the couch feel spacious and open.

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Woven Ottoman

Round Woven Pouf Ottoman, $60

Ok, you’ve got 2.5 people on the couch, one in the accent chair…but what happens when you have a full house? A “pouf” like this is easy sub-in seating and works as a side table to stash books and magazines otherwise.

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Bookshelf

Wall Mount Bookshelf, $150

Unlike staged room photos, real people have stuff, and that stuff needs to go somewhere. Employ these wall mounted shelves and make that clutter look like decorations.

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No Shooting Sign

Cast Iron Sign Shooting Strictly Prohibited, $169

A playful bit of vintage 1940s signage for your wall.

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Blanket

Pendleton Yakima Camp Blanket, $129

Every living room needs a sofa, every sofa needs a blanket. Make it look like it belongs there by choosing one with a sharp and mature design.

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Rug

Contemporary Southwestern Print Area Rug, $130

Simple without being plain; patterned without being jarring.

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Coffee Table Book

The NASA Archives. 60 Years in Space, $116

Full of some of the most incredible photos of the first century of America’s space program.

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