My Palm Springs-Inspired Mid-Century Boho Living Room (+ Shop the Look)
I get a lot of questions about my living room – which is very flattering – and I will say that even though it can be very expensive to furnish a whole room, it is possible to do so without overspending. You'd be surprised how many beautiful pieces you can find that are affordable, so you can save the rest OR splurge on one or two of your "forever" pieces.
Of course, like all aspects of the home, my living room is an ongoing work in progress. I promise to update this list as I update the room!
My boyfriend and I moved into our apartment a couple months after we visited Palm Springs, so that became major inspiration to me. I tend to gravitate to pastel colors, like (Millennial) pink, mint green, peach, and sky blue, which happen to also be colors you can find in a beautiful Palm Springs sunset – or a cactus botanical garden.
I also tend to gravitate to mid-century furniture (Mad Men junkie over here) with bohemian accents and flair. Luckily, my boyfriend is super cool about letting me choose the decor and furniture, and he was on board with the direction of our Palm Springs Mid Century-Boho living room.
The first things I wanted to nail down were the main pieces – media center, sofa, and coffee table. Our biggest investment piece (my DREAM piece) was the Mid-Century Media Console from west elm. I had a very big smile when it was delivered. We also bought the Carmela Coffee Table from Amazon (also available at Overstock and Wayfair – deals depending on the day). I wanted it since I saw it in one of my favorite Apartment Therapy house tours.
When it came to finding a sofa, we went with the KARLSTAD sofa from Ikea. I honestly wanted to buy something like this or this, but since we are renters, I didn't want to spend a ton of money knowing that it could get ruined moving from place to place. The KARLSTAD is super affordable, and decently comfortable once its broken in considering the price.
Our Ellis Tripod Lamp from Target's Project 62's collection is so wonderful. I honestly love every lamp Target makes and cannot reason spending more money on lighting knowing they make quality ones. Our side table is also from Target that I've owned and loved for a couple of years now. Our accent chair is also from Target. Also, this is not an #ad for Target, although I am quite obsessed with this mass market retailer, so ye be warned.
Our rug is the Tuscan Wool Moroccan Shag from Rugs USA. I love Rugs USA because they always have good deals on really popular, beautiful rug styles. Ours feels like walking on clouds, but it tends to sheds a lot. Regardless, you can pry it from my cold dead hands.
My splurge supporting item – and the one most people comment/ask about – is my Kenza Moroccan Pouf in dark tan from Lulu and Georgia. I had this in my shopping cart for MONTHS before finally deciding I NEEDED it. The one from L&G is more expensive than ones you can find at other retailers (like Amazon, Wayfair, or All Modern), but I went with theirs because the quality seemed superior and I am truly glad I did!
I won't go on a spiel about the rest of the pieces in the living room, but I will link them all below!
- Wood Standing Planter from west elm
- Shelly Velvet Pillow in rose from Urban Outfitters
- Luanne Pillow from Lulu and Georgia
- Wool pillow from Target (no longer available)
- Cactus Prints from Target
- Wicker tray from Target (no longer available)
- Beaches by Gray Malin
- Candles by Anthropologie (no longer available)
- Pink Brass Tray from Target
- Trigg Hanging planters from Umbra
- Mini Geo Terrarium from Urban Outfitters