Color Pop: Adding a (Colorful) Ray of Sunshine to Our Living Room

By Brittni • posted on 02/14/2024

A color-filled living room

Soooo…we’re finally getting settled into our new place and while there’s definitely still a lot to do, we’ve been crossing things off the list slowly but surely. Starting with the living room.

It’s the first room we decided to tackle, since we spend a good amount of time there. And while I’m not quite ready to share the full enchilada, I did team up with PinkLion, an online boutique showcasing independent brands from artists and artisans across the globe, to share what Jeff and I have pulled together thus far…

Hanging artwork

Cool coat rack

Studio Lorier bowl + mug

Neutrals + Color

I should probably tell you that we’ve tried several different seating arrangements already (verdict is still out on where the couch will end up). But since the holidays are right around the corner, we’ve been getting things into shape for when family and friends pop over.

We kept our furniture, for the most part, from the move. Which means the big stuff was pretty much taken care of.

But I’ve been trying to incorporate more color in accessories, which is where PinkLion comes in…abstract paintings from T30 Gallery and some polygon pieces (bowl and mug) from Studio Lorier have helped in that department. And then there are all those little air plant pods from Lemon Cucullu. Now that is a pop of color my friends. Aren’t they fun? Each one of these crochet pods are super soft and fuzzy. They come in tons of colors too.

And because I haven’t (and probably never will) completely transitioned out of my neutral ways, I found this grey loop pillow from Studio 2, to tie in the grey from the rug.

A colorful living room reveal

Colorful Artwork + Crochet Air Plant Pods

Grey Loop Pillow

Macarons anyone?

I’m not going to lie, it took me a good 30 minutes to get used to all of the color. BUT the cheerfulness totally won me over. Which is exactly what I hope our friends and family will be saying when they come over to check out our new place.

Crocheted Air Plant Wall Pods


A colorful living room reveal

Photography by Kimberly Murray // Assisted by Linda Jednaszewski // Concept and Styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

So that’s what we’ve been working on so far. Like I said, there’s still a lot to do, but it feels good to have the ball rolling already. Ya know?

What about you? Are there any interiors projects that you’ve been trying to tackle lately?

This post is in partnership with PinkLion. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep Paper & Stitch running.

16 comments | Click here to reply

Thanks Vasula. I am absolutely obsessed with your colorful pods. If I could fill my whole house with them, I totally would.


I love, love, love how you styled everything! My favorite look is mixing neutrals (mostly greys) with pops of bright colors. Thanks so much for making my pods look so awesome! And I’ll have to look into those polygon pieces – too beautiful. (BTW, my husband was drooling over your Eames lounger.)

Vasula (Lemon Cucullu)

I attached them with a nail, Monica. You could also use something like Command Hooks if you don’t want to put a hole in the wall.


the colours really bring sunshine into your living space.
i actually make pods similar to those, as bowls not air plant holders. how did you attach them to the wall?

Monica M (@bohomon)

Thanks Kel.


You KNOW I love these colors! And I LOVE those abstract art pieces! Popping over to check out the rest of ’em!

Kelly @ Studio DIY

Hi Su. That snow crown is really cool. Thanks for sharing.


I’ve recently posted a very easy snow crown DIY on my blog!
I would really appreciate it if you could check it out and comment your thoughts!
Much love!


Thanks Emma.


This does look lovely I love the colors as well 🙂


Aren’t those cool, Jaclyn? I love those too.


I love the air plant pods! I’m also really into geometric accents. These polygon bowls are a perfect addition for your coffee table. 🙂


My wardrobe consists of a lot of those same neutrals, Liza. So I’m right there with you. So, this smaller area with pops of color is a good first step, for sure. 🙂


This is so simple and cute! I’ve been trying to bring more color into my life. My palette has always been very neutral (my wardrobe is all blacks, whites, greys, and blues!) but I’ve wanted more for a while. I like that this idea, because it’s not such an IN YOUR FACE change, the kind that I so frequently grown bored with.

Liza N.

A music room? That sounds amazing, Kimberly.


We’ve been in our new house for over a year, and we still are trying to get things together. I’ve recently turned my attention to my office because I don’t have to consider whether my husband will like the décor. I bought a fun rug and have some ideas for other pieces. But, the room I really want to tackle is the room that we’ve designated the music room — a place for me to practice my guitar and for my husband to chill and listen to his records. We are still looking for inspiration!

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