Brie Larson 'instantly adds life' to her neutral living room with this surprising decor piece

You won't believe how much difference a single throw blanket makes in Brie Larson's space

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Interior designers know that small touches can make a big difference, and so does Brie Larson. In a recent Instagram post, the Captain Marvel actress cuddles up with a colorful throw blanket in her neutral living room.

The 21 Jump Street star poses cuddled up on a sand-colored chair in her living room. Behind her, a white, yellow, red, pink, and brown checked blanket from Gelato Pique adds an easy and stylish pop of color to Brie Larson's monochromatic living room.

Interior designers are obsessed with Brie's way of adding brightness to her warm neutral space. 'Blankets in bold colors or patterns can be used as an accent piece to complement the existing neutral furniture in the room, creating a balanced look. It's an ideal way to instantly add a bit of warmth and texture to any living area,' says Omri Schwartz, NYC-based interior design expert at Nazmiyal Rugs

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Omri Schwartz

Omri is a recognized expert in the world of antique carpets. He has worked for Nazmiyal Antique Rugs, which holds one of the world's largest collections of antique rugs, for almost 23 years.

'A bright and colorful blanket can add a splash of color and personality to your living room. Not only will it make your living space look livelier, but it can also catch visitors' attention,' he adds. 

'The colorful checked throw marries classic with funky - a way to incorporate a traditional pattern with a bit of a spin,' says Cory Alisa Ferris of Cory Alisa Fine Arts and Interior Design .'Vibrant blankets are an effortless and non-committal way to infuse bright colors and patterns into a space - they provide zest without painting the walls, or upholstering a large piece of furniture,' she continues.

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Cory Alisa Ferris

Cory Alisa Ferris has a background in fine arts including serigraphy,
painting, and lithography. She has worked in prestigious San Francisco Bay Area design firms and worked as part of the Pottery Barn product design team. When it became clear to her that she was most passionate about interior and home design, she founded Cory Alisa Fine Arts & Interior Design.

The experts also love that this colorful room idea is versatile and low commitment. 'A bright and colorful blanket is an easy way to bring color into any home, even without making any significant changes,' says Omri Schwartz. 

'It can also be easily changed up with the seasons, allowing you to switch things up without having to go through an entire makeover. It's a great way to quickly change the mood of your space and give it an instant facelift,' he adds.

Cory Alisa says 'One of the many design flexes of a colorful throw is the ability to seasonally, or emotionally decorate with them! They’re fun to switch out depending on the weather and your mood, plus they’re easy to fold (or roll) and stow away. They're also versatile in the ways in which they can be styled - neatly folded or casually draped.'

Even better, we found Brie Larson's exact blanket online. It's incredibly soft and made of material from recycled PET bottles for a stylish and eco-friendly touch. Shop below to create your own chic living room color idea.

Sophie Edwards
News Writer

I am a London-based News Writer at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture with a particular focus on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand based in Fairfield County, CT. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.