This post is about a Chinoiserie Inspired Room Makeover

For two years, I’ve worked on updating my living room. I loved my traditional styled living room with a decidedly southern twist.

I still do.

However, it was time to do some updating.

Living Room Before Chinoiserie Updates

Everything seemed pretty brown to me. Here’s a look at the Living Room Before the update. This was a couple years ago during fall season.

You all know I am such a color lover at heart. So, I decided I’d infuse a little (maybe a lot) of color into my space.

Here are a couple of posts of my color filled spaces: Ideas for Creating a Colorful Chinoiserie Dining Room DIY Small Chinoiserie Style Bathroom Makeover

Affiliate Links are included in this post. Read My Disclosure Here.

Eclectic Chinoiserie Style Living Room – The Beginning

Now, if you’d imagine a drum roll, please…..  Here is my Chinoiserie Inspired  Room Makeover.

The two year process began with the customized drapery hack you can find here.

I made sure to capture the process in photography, knowing things can change in a blink of the eye around here. The tables and lamps pictured above are now in the guest room. No nailing down of furniture or decor allowed on King Lane.

Elements of Chinoiserie, Palm Beach Chic, and Southern Design Styles Working Together

Now we get to the really good stuff.

I’ve combined Chinoiserie, Traditional Southern, and a splash of Palm Beach in the living room. The all new design style I call “Chinosoutherie”. And it is most assuredly straight from my heart and mind!

Chinoiserie Chic Decor
Non-Traditional ~ Traditional Antique Drum Table

There is nothing more southern than a vintage drum table. I’ve owned the one in the living room for several years, but with the makeover I splashed it with he most vibrant grass green paint I could find.

Palm Beach Chic
Colorful Curated Living Room

A traditional sofa is flanked by vintage marble top end tables, that you could have found decades ago in a southern home. But, now they are adorned with modern table lamps and meticulously curated and colorful Chinoiserie decor pieces.

Eclectic Decor Style
Chinoiserie Decor Items
Palm Beach Preppy
Brightly Colored Eclectic Living Room Mix

Palm Beach Chic Makes an Appearance in this Chinoiserie Inspired Living Room Makeover as well

The acrylic and metal cocktail table, bright pillows and over-sized modern art piece could easily be found in a Palm Beach home. So could the entertaining brass monkey. He is on his best behavior along side the striking green pagoda, the larger than life ginger jar, and a colorful stack of coffee table design books .

Palm Beach Preppy Decor
Suprising and Playful Collection of Decor

The pink lacquered cheetah chair deserves a DIY blog post all it’s own, find the HOW TO Lacquer Furniture Post HERE.

DIY Lacquer Chair
How do you add an element of fun in a room that is already loaded with frivolity? Pink Lacquer and Cheetah Print

There are a few pieces that I was lucky enough to thrift! I love to have a piece or two in every room that was rescued from a thrift store. The vintage Asian articulated lamp that is front center in the picture window, and the amazing vintage Asian bowl fit the bill in this living room makeover.

Vintage Asian Decor
Vintage Chinoiserie Decor Items

You can shop some of my favorite chinoiserie decor items by tapping the images below.

This colorful room greets me with a cheery “good morning”, day after day as I begrudgingly drag myself down the staircase, yawning all the way, toward that requisite cup of coffee! The entry way that flanks the living room is full of Chinoiserie Style cheer as well. You can read more about that space HERE.

Enjoy Today!

Love y’all,

Lori Nell

Colorful Eclectic Home Decor

I’d Love to Connect with you on these social platforms – Just tap the button

Never Miss a Post – Subscribe to Receive an Email When I Post

Comments (4)

  1. Shanna


    I’ve always admired your ability to throw color together like no one else. It’s fun to watch. You did a beautiful job.

    • Southern Nell Gracious Living


      Thank you, Shanna! That makes my heart so happy!!

  2. Pingback: 6 Home Decor Trends for 2020 You Will Love - Southern Nell

  3. Pingback: Spring Decor Ideas for the Southern Chinoiserie Home

What do you think?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.