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color adventures: a jewel toned room...

color adventures: a jewel toned room... / via oh joy!

Helloooooo fall! Now that it's officially autumn, we're ready for cooler temps and all the rich, warm tones. So as we wrap up this month's Color Adventures, here is a super inviting, cozy living room filled with jewel tones. If jewel tones are your thing, or if you just want some tips on how to style a living room in general, here are THREE things we kept in mind when creating this space...

color adventures: a jewel toned room... / via oh joy!

1) A bright wall! We brightened up this jewel tone room by painting the wall a gorgeous mustard. Keeping the walls light lets the darker emerald couch really POP. We know painting your walls a bold color can be intimidating, so we always recommend starting with a half-wall, a statement solo wall, or doing a fun 3/4 split wall to ease into it. There are so many fun variations that you can test out!

color adventures: a jewel toned room... / via oh joy!

2) Hang artwork in clusters of three. We love filling our walls with artwork. One trick we like to stick to when laying out artwork is hanging them in clusters of threes. This helps keep it balanced while still being organic and playful. It's a nice in-between when you don't want just ONE statement piece but also don't want an entire gallery wall.

color adventures: a jewel toned room... / via oh joy!

3) Texture, texture, texture! Bringing in textures is a great way to make a space warm and welcoming. Here, we went bold and fun with the furniture by pairing this emerald green couch with our favorite vintage finds, hot pink armchairs. All three pieces are velvet, which adds a ton of cozy texture to the space, but we wanted MORE! So, we added in lots of rich pillows in velvet and even a few with tassels.

Sources shown: Benjamin Moore Semolina paint, Ikea mirror, Society 6 ladies print by Isabelle Feliu*, J. Otto Seibold pink house print*, Framebridge frame*, Oh Joy! DIY patterned photo mat, Banquet C'est La Vie print, Benjamin Moore Snow White paint, Jen Gotch people print (past season), Emmy Elle Designs rug*, vintage pink chairs, World Market round yellow pillow, Urban Outfitters side table, Jungalow striped planter*, vintage floor lamp, Leif Shop coral pillow, West Elm round blue pillow, vintage couch, West Elm brown pillow, World Market round plum pillow, Anthropologie mustard lumbar pillow. 

{Photos by Lily Glass, Concept/Production/Styling by Julia Wester, Production Assistance by Jess Hong. Written by Traci Michael.}

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