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Feminine Living Room Ideas and Where to Buy Them

I’m a firm believer in being inspired by the everyday. I think if you look hard enough, you can pretty much use anything in your everyday life (even the seemingly mundane) to inspire an interior design scheme.

These moments are what I call Everday Inspo – and you should use them to inspire room designs in your home!

Sometimes you have to train your eye to see the design potential in a random moment, which is why I’m starting this new segment on the blog called Everyday Inspo. Each week I’ll take an image and show you how to can use it to inspire and interior design moodboard.


This was a flatlay photo I took a little while ago when I was paying for my brunch at a local cafe. I loved the mixed of lilac, white and gold tones at the counter. It was wonderfully soft and feminine but hardened a little by the marble benchtop and flecked stone bowl.

The image features a really nice balance of elements and it’s birthed the living room ideas I’m going to give you in this week’s #EverydayInspo mood board. I’m calling this one ‘Sophisticated Lady’ and I challenge you not to fall in love with it a little!

West Juliett Cafe in Marrickville


The image below comes courtesy of H&M and it picks up a lot of the colours in the everyday inspo image above. Gorgeous lilac tones dominate the space but the look is heavily grounded using black and charcoal grey. This gives the room a sense of depth and prevents it from heading in too girly a direction.

I really like the sense of relaxed sophistication here. It certainly feels comfy and unpretentious, but there are some luxe moments here that make it feel well resolved as a space.

Lilac Sofa in Feminine Living Room ideas on TLC Interiors

THE Sophisticated Lady MOOD BOARD

Take some living room ideas from the below mood board, which picks up on the dark and moody vibe in this space but still celebrates the soft pink and lilac tones that make the room above feel so wonderfully soft and sumptuous.

The hyperlinks to purchase products are below if you see a piece you’re super-keen on.

See you next Tuesday for some more #EverydayInspo!

Feminine Living Room Mood Board with Lilac Sofa on TLC Interiors

1 – Abby Photo Frame from Target. Click to Shop.
2 – Platinum Storm framed print from United Artworks. Click to Shop.
3 – Catalina Rug from Harvey Norman. Click to Shop.
4 – Lugga 3-pack of candles from IKEA. Click to Shop.
5 – Pandora Sofa from OZ Design. Click to Shop.
6 – Malmsta coffee table from IKEA. Click to Shop.
7 – Hammered metal bowl from KMart. Click to Shop.
8 – Sittning candlestick from IKEA. Click to Shop.
9 – Serien cushions from Country Road. Click to Shop.

>>> Which is your fave piece from this week’s Everyday Inspo mood board? Are you loving this look? I’d love to get your thoughts on it in the comments below.


Chris Carroll

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He’s also spent time on TV, on Channel 10’s Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7’s Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you’d like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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I’m interior designer Chris Carroll, and at TLC Interiors we’re all about helping you create an amazing home without breaking the bank. It’s affordable designer style at its best, and we make the whole process easy and fun for clients & readers alike!

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