The Wand & Wish List | Our Dream Living Rooms & How To Get Yours Ready for the Holiday Season

'Tis the season! We thought we'd kick off the holidays with some inspiration for all your upcoming entertaining! In our second edition of the Wand & Wish List blog series, we’re bringing our magic wands into the hub of the home: the living room. This series is our way to introduce ourselves, the DWK team, so you can get to know our individual styles and learn about some of our favourite pieces that we supply. In case you missed the first post of the series, you can find it here: Go catch up and come back for the latest! We hope you enjoyed the first edition on our dreamiest entryways, and we're excited to share with you our favourite living rooms. Grab a peppermint latte and a gingerbread cookie (or a glass of egg nog – no judgement), and get ready for the holidays with us.

KATIE'S WISHFUL LIVING ROOM

"Keep the eye interested! I love completed spaces that truly do this well. Throw in a bit of Navy Blue and this girl is happy! "

- Katie

  1.  Floor lamp and accent table combo allows more space for tea or cocktails  2.  Simplified tufting and velvety-soft navy plush sofa with all the beautiful throw pillows make it even more inviting.  3.  Smooth yet distressed salvaged wood coffee table accessorized with a touch of gold and of course fresh florals in a beautiful etched bowl.

1. Floor lamp and accent table combo allows more space for tea or cocktails 2. Simplified tufting and velvety-soft navy plush sofa with all the beautiful throw pillows make it even more inviting. 3. Smooth yet distressed salvaged wood coffee table accessorized with a touch of gold and of course fresh florals in a beautiful etched bowl.

  1.  The camel hue of this leather sofa makes for a soft, buttery sit - add an array of textures in the throw pillows and good luck getting your guests to leave.  2.  This stunning coffee table is equipped with a shadowbox - perfect for additional accessorizing or a place to frame your prized possessions. Dress it up with florals, varying vessels and books for a unified look.  3.  Accent pillows galore and a fur throw to curl up next to the fire in! 

1. The camel hue of this leather sofa makes for a soft, buttery sit - add an array of textures in the throw pillows and good luck getting your guests to leave. 2. This stunning coffee table is equipped with a shadowbox - perfect for additional accessorizing or a place to frame your prized possessions. Dress it up with florals, varying vessels and books for a unified look. 3. Accent pillows galore and a fur throw to curl up next to the fire in! 

JENN'S WISHFUL LIVING ROOM

"Multifunctional spaces! The Dining Room can easily convert to an office space, and the Living Room is perfect for relaxing or entertaining family and friends."

- Jenn

KATRINA'S WISHFUL LIVING ROOM

"I love everything about this space... but I can't help but notice the large supply of ciroc on the bar cart in the back! This homeowner is ready to entertain alright!"

- Katrina

  1.  Opted for a velvet occasional chair over a leather option for a little more glam!  2.  Switched out the teak cabinet for a golden one.  3.  Coupled the off-white sofa with unique throw pillows with bold prints and colours.  4.  These ottomans are the perfect addition to a small space, especially when you're entertaining. Use them as leg rests or extra seating for friends!

1. Opted for a velvet occasional chair over a leather option for a little more glam! 2. Switched out the teak cabinet for a golden one. 3. Coupled the off-white sofa with unique throw pillows with bold prints and colours. 4. These ottomans are the perfect addition to a small space, especially when you're entertaining. Use them as leg rests or extra seating for friends!

These are three very different rooms, but they actually have a lot in common. You can see that each room has varying textures of leather, natural wood, fur, velvet, and concrete. By adding textures to your design, you create a more intricate, welcoming, and interesting space with all the feels. You can also see that each room features the ultimate accessory: plants and fresh florals. Indoor plants help improve air quality, reduce stress, and create a feeling of well-being. Throw some stunning florals in a vase to create a focal point (or olfactory point), and you'll soon find out that your guests don't want to leave. Aroma can be the first thing people notice when they walk in the door and remove their shoes, so make it a welcoming one! A bouquet or some candles is the perfect way to create the ambiance you're looking for while entertaining. The last thing you might have noticed is all the throw pillows. This is a great way to add pattern, colour, and texture to your space without committing to anything permanent. A sofa without throw pillows is a lot less inviting, and you miss out on the opportunity to easily elevate your space.

We've put together a little gallery with our favourite throw pillows and coffee table accessories:

Which wishful living room is your favourite? What are some of your tricks to creating a welcoming space for entertaining? We'd love to hear them. We're always looking for a good trick! Leave us a comment below!