If you could only choose one room in your home to put your heart and soul into designing, the living room would top the list. It’s that treasured (and often off-limits) space that sets the tone for your entire decorating style.
The secret to taming a fiery red? Balance it with pops of white. A smattering of dove white wall accents with the white sofa and chair, and coffee table keep the bold color in check.
Light and Airy
You can pack a lot into your living room—even a dining set—if you keep furnishings from weighing the space down. Open windows to let in the light and fresh air and an unobstructed wall of windows keeps this room from feeling cramped.
An extra-large coffee table is the modern take on the traditional game table. Invite friends over for game night.
Touch of Trend
Update your living room as you would your wardrobe—with a few new accessories each season. This neutral room is an easy canvas for a few pops of color and pattern – mirrors hanging on a wall, a zebra pillow, and a metallic side table.
Cool metal touches give this room a sophisticated air. The cool sofa, the arrangements on the jars, even the center table are all glossed in chic silver.
Here’s a bloomin’ brilliant idea: Keep oversized patterns in check by limiting them to well-defined spaces (here a bouquet of blue flowers on top of a side table and four pillows on the sofa). It will keep the powerful pattern from taking over the room.
Create a dynamic seating arrangement by placing a set of sofas in the center of the room and with their backs to each other. It’s a bold move that creates two conversation corners
Plus Size Arranging
An extra-large sofa can mean plenty of room to stretch out, but it can also engulf a room. The trick is to anchor an oversized piece of furniture against a wall and use other voluminous accessories (a big center table) for balance.
Spike the interest level in a neutral room with a few splatters of pattern and color. The bold designs on these throw pillows might be overwhelming in a larger scale, but in a petite form they add a casual chic vibe.
Swathe one wall in a cheery wallpaper to warm your space. Choose a print that picks up other colors in the room.
Are you inspired by these ideas to do a renovation in the decoration of your living room? Share your thoughts in the comments section.