Living Rooms

Feb 13

8 Ways to Add More Seating to Your Room

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Living room with neutral color palette

When you’re decorating a space, it’s essential to have plenty of places to sit. How else are you going to have friends and family over? You certainly don’t want to offer them a seat on the floor. But in most homes, space is at a premium, so if you’re going to work more seating into your room, you’ve got to be sneaky about it. Well, we’re coming to the rescue with 8 ways to bring more seating into your space.

 
Feb 6

Get the Look: Violet & Sky Living Room

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Cozy living room with light purple and blue accents

Pastels are typically a color palette you’d see in the Spring, but we loved incorporating them into our Winter season because they coordinate so beautifully with grays. Our new Minsk and Cleo Glacier fabrics really inspired us to work violet into the space, and once we got going, we couldn’t believe how many of our favorite pieces echoed that icy blue and violet palette.

 
Jan 2

Our Complete Styling Guide to Consoles, Bookshelves, and Coffee Tables

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Ballard Designs' complete guide to styling your bookcases, consoles, and coffee tables

Picking out the right furniture pieces, fabrics, and rugs is only half the challenge of decorating your home. The second half, and sometimes even the most difficult part, is ‘styling’ your room. We think of ‘styling’ as a way to display the decorative objects that you’ve collected and love. It’s that final touch that takes your furniture pieces from simply something functional to something functional and beautiful. For all of us, the decorating objects we use to style our space may be different, but there are some universal strategies that will make styling your home easier.

We scoured our archives, surveyed our design teams, and questioned our stylists to break down all the steps and best tips for you.

 
Nov 28

Get the Look: Black & White Living Room

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Black and white accents in a living room

There’s no more classic color palette than black and white, and a black and white room affords you the space to have fun with new pillows and accessories without needing to totally overhaul your foundation. It’s a palette we come back to over and over again, and in this iteration, we used our new Teigen fabric in the form of pillows!

 
Oct 4

3 Festive Fireplace Mantels to Copy

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Bunny Williams' Live Magnolia Wreath and Garland inspired this fireplace mantel

When we start dreaming of Christmas, one of the first things we think about it our fireplace mantel. This part of the home always acts like a focal point, and our mantel inspiration is easy to spread throughout the house. We love to start with a theme or a color palette, then let that guide all of our decor choices. This year, we were really digging a nostalgic Christmas spirit, rustic elements, and also a shimmery black and white look. See how we interpreted all of these onto the mantel and steal the look yourself!

 
Sep 15

How to Match a Coffee Table to Your Sectional

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Matching a coffee table to your sectional sofa

There’s a lot to love about sectional sofas. They’re a great alternative to the more traditional sofa and loveseat combination while providing just as much, if not more, seating. Plus, they’re hands down super snuggly.

However, when a sectional is not paired with the right coffee table, the result can be off-putting and have a major effect on the overall look and feel of your room. Here are our best tips for matching a coffee table to your sectional.