living room inspiration board (how Imagine it)

As our move comes closer I wanted to share with you, my vision for our new living room.

The color palette is mostly neutrals, gold and some blue and blush touches.
I wanted to keep it classic, so everybody feels welcome and homey. For more inspiration visit my Pinterest x

living room inspiration board

As you may already know, I live together with my best friend aka boyfriend. So whatever I do in terms of interior design, I need to find a balance so that he feels comfortable too. I recently wrote a blog post, about living together with your significant other and why it’s important to find a style that suits you both. >> Finding a compromise when living with a man
But your partner isn’t always the only thing that holds you back from creating a space you fancy. All too often money and apartment circumstances make it hard to create the home of your dreams.
So a few things to remember when creating your dream living room
  • Good things take time. Don’t imagine your perfect living room to be ready in no time. Select and invest in pieces you (and your partner) really love.
  • Have a timeless base color. Even though you may really love mustard yellow or emerald green at the moment. Stay with neutrals and just have those fancy colors as highlights.
  • Work with what you have. You don’t need to buy all things new. Sentimental nick nacks are great.
  • Be realistic! Don’t imagine what to put on your mantle when your flat doesn’t  have a fireplace 😉
On my shopping list


  1. 16. June 2017 / 16:13

    I love your style!! Such cute picks – I especially love the doormat!

    – kaitlin

    • Ilka
      17. June 2017 / 14:09

      Thank you. The mat is adorable, isn’t it? You can find it on etsy 😉

  2. 15. June 2017 / 00:50

    I love how pretty and fresh this feels! I agree with others who said it feels very feminine without being overly ‘girly’ for lack of a better term.

    • Ilka
      16. June 2017 / 15:08

      Thank you, Bobbi. That’s exactly what I want for the new home. xxx

  3. Jessica
    14. June 2017 / 01:38

    cool and feminine! love it

    • Ilka
      14. June 2017 / 08:10

      Thank you, Jessica 🙂 xx

  4. 14. June 2017 / 01:20

    Everything is soooo pretty and chic! Love it! I love how the neutrals look with the touch of gold or blue. It gives it a warmth feel to it, but at the same time if feels very elegant. These are great decor inspo ideas! Thanks for sharing them!:)

    • Ilka
      14. June 2017 / 08:12

      Thank you, Andrea. You get the vibe I’m going for with the new home. It’s light and elegant but a man would also feel homey and comfortable 🙂 I’m glad you like it. Much love x

  5. 13. June 2017 / 14:09

    That fireplace is gorgeous!! Pinned!! <3

    • Ilka
      13. June 2017 / 15:38

      It really is, i love it!!! Sadly it’s not at our new place xx

  6. 13. June 2017 / 11:59

    I love it! I love how bright & white the space is. We are getting our living room redesigned, so I’m thinking of color palettes that will work. I never considered gold until now. I know I want a bright feeling, and I think some gray, and gold would add a nice touch!

    • Ilka
      13. June 2017 / 15:38

      I love that gold gives such a feminine and luxuries touch without being ‘too much’ it’s boyfriend approved. That’s exactly what I want our new living room to feel like, light bright but welcoming and comfortable. I’m glad you like it xxx

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