We know the pieces that every woman’s closet should include: a LBD, a white blouse, a black pencil skirt, furry handcuffs, a great pair of jeans. Why? Because these are the most versatile pieces that a gal can own.
Versatility is important in the home as well. We stay in our homes for years…decades even. Our lives change and our tastes evolve. I have listed five basic pieces for the living room that can withstand the changes. Here they are. Get ready. This is gonna blow. your. mind.
1. The Neutral & Clean Lined Couch
Behold! No back cushions! Back cushions are not really the issue, but nothing looks cleaner and neater than one without the bulky back pillows. Choosing a couch in a neutral shade allows you to switch up colors easily.
2. The Neutral & Natural Rug
Every decor store out there has them. There’s a reason. They go with everything. They add texture. They are beautiful. Your home should have one. What else do I need to say?
3. The Clean Lined Console
Sofa table, console table, long skinny table…call it what you will. If I had to spend the rest of my life with one piece of furniture, it would definitely be the console table. The options for decorating these bad boys is endless. Lean a mirror on it! Create a gallery wall above it! Display your stacks of great literature that makes you superior to others on it! The console above includes a shelf for extra storage. I suggest one with a shelf or one with drawers. They are the perfect place to store coasters, cribbage boards, and other entertaining bits.
4. The Super Sleek End Table
I do a lot of my work on the couch. These ‘c’ shaped tables double as end tables and a work station. I have nothing but good things to say about them. One other thing I love about this particular table is that it’s metal. Mixing materials is much more interesting to the senses than a set that perfectly matches.
5. The Floor Mirror
For some reason, a floor mirror feels bold to put in your home. It will feel strange at first. But that’s only natural. Floor mirrors do so much. They bounce around light. They can make small rooms feel much bigger. They provide hours of entertainment. Whether your living room is big or small, a floor mirror will work. Giving up the wall space to one of these babies is worth it.
Adding Your Personal Style
And now for the demonstration in versatility…
The room becomes happy and bright with a modern-boho vibe. Add a fiddle leaf fig tree and you’ll be the coolest cat on the block.
Uh oh. Life just got chaotic! I need serenity! No prob. Swap out the busy prints for calming neutrals. Voila!
Why These Items Work
The reason why these items are go-to pieces is simple: They are clean-lined and neutral. Keep this in mind for your future purchases. If you have gobs of money…then screw these rules and go crazy! I’ll help you! I think it’s also important to buy your pieces from different stores. This will help you to create a room that is uniquely you and one that is visually appealing. If you love old pieces, try mixing the old and the new. Trunks make fabulous coffee tables. I have seen the hutches of my dreams at flea markets. If your big pieces are neat and clean, your fun finds will only shine brighter.