Living Room Decorating Ideas
decorate your living room
Most people spend great parts of their day in the living room. It is a room that
should be warm and cozy for you to spend time with your close ones or simply relax and watch a game or a TV show.
Interior design is not really a piece of cake and all spaces basically present design challenges, but if you wish
to do it yourself and are willing to put some effort into doing it right, then everything is possible. It will also
save you some precious time and expand your knowledge about designing interior spaces. Before you start
decorating, you would probably want to lay out some ideas, instead of doing everything on the go and risking to
make foolish mistakes. Here are some suggestions and possible ways to decorate your living room.
The room can gather its energy from patterns that are created from textures
entirely, and are more subtle that the tone-on-tone ones. Leave the pattern at the windows non-textured (a
tone-on-tone), and think about adding patterns on your wing chairs, club chairs, fauteuil, and sofa. Try going with
a beige fabric with diamond motifs (woven) and a taupe velvet cut that creates a swirl pattern. Add a herringbone
pattern to the brick firebox inside the fireplace. The design is
elegant and quiet.
Going modern means going eclectic. But one must be careful not to mix things too
hard, but find the right balance. Consider adding interesting leather armchairs, cardboard chairs, or a kind of an
old Lucite chair, and pair vintage furniture from the mid-1900 with newer designs. Go with lighter furniture colors
such as beige or, and contrast it with a thin square-patterned carpet. Give a chance to ice-blue walls and
traditional toile draperies. If the floors are wooden, then there is no need for the carpets to stand out, but a
few simple short rugs will be enough just to complement the floor.
Enrich the premise with unique accessories that could add liveliness to your room.
Search some flea markets, craft shows and nearby garage sales. You will be surprised when you see all the
interesting things that others are trying to get rid of. Look for artifacts, lamps, bookcases, framed posters,
vintage coffee tables, or a rocking chair. Repair, refurnish and reuse.
If you are blessed with enough light coming through you living room windows, the
right decision when decorating means leaving things intact. With an abundance of light, keep the windows undressed,
implement dark wood accents, and enhance the airines with a monochromatic palette of pearl and sand. Consider
putting some nice French or large sliding doors.
Decorate your living room literally with life – add plants and fill the
empty corners of your living space. Small trees, plants or flora, along with plenty of natural light, are
certainly going to enhance the atmosphere and add some natural beauty to it.
What About The
You can make a huge impact by painting your living room ceiling in a slightly
different color. It will give the room a sense of whimsy and make it look bigger. The other solution is installing
an interesting light fixture that will give your living room instant personality. You can also add some style to
the room by adding pattern to your ceiling. The best way to do it is to match the pattern with the one on the rug
or the fabric, so it harmonizes, but does not detracts from the rest of the room.
With a bit of matching, right color and pattern complementation, and an
interesting choice of furniture, your living room can be well-designed in no time. Do not start before knowing what
you really want and how you plan to make the plans come true.
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Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls and a passionate traveler. In
her free time she enjoys writing about home and family, pets and gardening.