An On-Trend Living Space That’s Both Airy and Cozy? Done and Done

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Nailing the lived-in-but-still-stylish look isn't easy to accomplish. But you can actually recreate this fresh, cottage-inspired living room with only a few decor must-haves (like a soft-yet-bold wallpaper or a colorful-and-commanding area rug) that'll make your home feel equally as cozy as it is trendy.


Psst: You can find all of our editor-curated essentials for this idyllic vibe on, so feel free to tap these drool-worthy photos as your starting inspiration for your most homey (and budget-friendly!) spring yet.

1. The Couch

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From solo self-care nights to hosting your weekly movie marathon, outfitting your couch for peak comfort that speaks to your on-trend personal style is a must.

Mayview Upholstered Track Arm Wood Base Sofa with Throw Pillows, $594

Safavieh Adalina Solid Knitted Throw, $95.72

Better Homes & Gardens Tufted Trellis Decorative Throw Square Pillow, $15.87

Nourison Life Styles Printed Floral Natural Decorative Throw Pillow, $25.06

Modern Threads Light Weight Reversible 100% Cotton Gauze Throw, $59.99

LR Home Solid Woven Fringe Decorative Throw Pillow, $48

2. The Coffee + Side Table

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Lean into the natural vibes with unfinished furniture pieces that give you even more surface area to add books, pictures, or fresh flowers for spring.


Similar: Better Homes & Gardens Modern Farmhouse Lift-Top Coffee Table, $194.07

Similar: Tvilum Studio 1 Drawer Nightstand, $42.70

Signature Design by Ashley Mabon Clear Vase, $63.28

Mainstays Reactive Glaze Finish Ceramic Grab N Go, $24.94

Elements 12-inch Green Glass Bulb Decorative Vase, $24

3. The Important Details

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Adding bold finishing touches — like wooden bowls as wall decor or a colorful rug that defines the accent colors of the whole space — seals the "lived in" look without the actual time (or money) spent.

Chesapeake Spinney Rose Toile Wallpaper, $52.48

nuLOOM Andrea Flatweave Area Rug, $287.50

Set of 3 Brown Woven Baskets, $23.75

Better Homes & Gardens Rattan Woven Basket Set, $27.26

Danya B. Wall Mount Cylinder Glass Vases with Rustic Rings Metal Stand, $32.85

Stonebriar Collection Matte Gray Ceramic FDL Mirror, $14.93