We All Want a Living Room That Looks Effortlessly Cool, And This One Actually Did It

We know that pulling off a seemingly effortless look is hard, whether you're trying to make it happen as an everyday outfit or a room design. But we think that it requires a little risk — just take a hint from this eclectic space shared by Selamat Designs. Everything here is big on texture: the latticed area rug, raw wood coffee table, fringe chandelier, and hanging chair all share a common richness that still comes across as approachable. Meanwhile, the low-slung olive couch meets that approachability with color, which is balanced by the patterned lumbar and floor pillows rounding out the area. What takes this living room from good to great, though, is the hint of glam in the matching gilded sconces and abstract art on the back wall. While the other bohemian pieces are charming, the inclusion of the decidedly polished painting and fixtures is downright daring. It gives the space a subtle regal quality, and since most of the other items are artsy, the blend feels unique. Go ahead and mix different aesthetics to achieve the look you want. That subtle interplay is sure to feel effortlessly cool.

Rattan hanging chair
credit: The Mine
Circular coffee table with raw wood appearance
credit: Anthropologie

Kelly Weimert

Kelly Weimert

Kelly is a full-time freelance writer, aspiring aerialist, and passionate interior design enthusiast. She's a regular contributor to design-centric pu... more