Introduction: The Living Room’s Importance
The living room is the area of the home where we welcome guests or relax after a long day. These rooms vary in size and usually accommodate larger pieces of furniture that often define the layout of the space.
The proper selection of sofas, chairs, coffee tables, end tables, and consoles is critical to good design. Remember, accessories and accents will make the difference when you want to add those extra finishing touches to your room.
Seasonal Accessories: A Fresh Look All Year Round
Seasonal accessories are small and can easily be exchanged throughout the year, allowing you to bring a change to your living room without significant expenditure or going through extensive renovation.
Coffee Tables: Centerpieces of Style
Coffee tables are usually in the center of the living room, often setting the mood and defining the ambiance. You’ll want to embellish them with eye-catching objects. A tray with accompanying accessories is a great element to add dimension to your tablescape. Large candles make excellent coffee table centerpieces that will never go out of style. A live orchid is always a nice touch.
Throw Pillows: A Splash of Life
Throw pillows are available in many colors, patterns, and textures. Selecting various sizes and shapes in the pillows will create a pleasing visual effect. This is another easy way to update the look of your sofa or chair and bring a splash of life into your space.
Remember, accessories and accents will make the difference when you want to add those extra finishing touches to your room.
Rugs: Tying the Room Together
Always appreciate a rug’s impact if you want an element that ties a room together. You can use bold colors and patterns or choose muted tones and textures. The perfect rug will bring warmth to the room and tie all the furniture together.
Decorative Shelves: Showcasing Treasures
Decorative shelves are an excellent way to showcase your collectibles and small artwork pieces. Books can be used to fill in voids rather than dust-collecting hanging ivy. The key to shelf design is not to clutter them; keep things visually placed so you can enjoy all your beautiful treasures.
Lighting: Ambiance and Functionality
Lighting is essential for ambiance and functionality. Side tables next to your sofas are the perfect places for lamps to make a dramatic statement in your living room. A floor lamp beside a chair is always welcomed and makes a lovely accent. Be creative in selecting lamps; think of them as art objects. Remember, the overhead lighting and chandeliers that hang over your space will surely bring style to what may be a vast visual void in the room.
Decorative Accents: The Final Touch
Decorative vases or sculptures are perfect accent pieces to place near a fireplace or on a console. The options for accessorizing are limitless. Hunt for them, love what you find, and enjoy their impact on your space.
A few simple additions can significantly change your décor, creating a living room that shouts “Wow!”