The living room is the heart of the home. It’s where friends and family gather to talk, laugh and share. As such a vital part of the home, the living room should be aesthetically pleasing and comfortable. The following stunning ways to decorate your living room gives you several ideas for making your own living room a wonderful place to be.
1. Patriotic Décor
Patriotism is in these days, so why not instill some of that pride in country in your own living room? Neutral walls and flooring make the perfect backdrop for red and blue furniture and wall décor. For a striking display, add a red sofa, a couple of blue armchairs and use black accent pieces to really sharpen the look.
2. Shades of Blue
Shades of blue and a wealth of patterns make any living room seem like a piece of willow patterned dinnerware. White walls and white carpeting complement a blue and white floral couch, while blue and white drapes adorn the windows. Darker blue shaded accent pieces bring the room together, while a black coffee table and end tables bring the 18th Century feel into modern times.
3. Rural Charm
If modern isn’t your thing, maybe something a little more rural will suit you better. In this example, neutral colors abound, and weaved wicker baskets of all shapes and sizes line the wall. Combined with apron sinks, tin sconces, simple furniture and an equally simple chandelier, this living room screams country charm and inviting warmth.
4. Bring the Beach Inside
For homes on the beach, or even those inland, bringing the beach inside instills a feeling of sun and fun all year long. You can recreate this feeling in your own living room by using shades of blue and beige throughout and accenting with beach-inspired artwork. If you have a fireplace, adding antique blue tiles to its front gives the room a final touch that’s sure to draw anyone’s attention.
5. Vaulted Ceilings
Large, adequately lit living rooms are perfect for this type of design. Light colored walls and a high ceiling accented with dark-colored ceiling beams brings dimension and depth to an otherwise boring open space. In this scenario, large windows and/or large patio doors complement the overall feel of the room with tons of natural light.
6. Lots of Color and Prints
Not for the faint of heart, this décor plan combines lots of color with lots of prints. Don’t be afraid to experiment with this concept, as almost anything goes. One tip: keep the walls neutral and light while keeping colors complementary to each other. If you choose pastels for one thing, stick with pastels throughout.
7. Darks and Lights
If you like color, but don’t want to overdo it in the living room, you can make quite a statement combining your favorite dark color with plenty of light accents. This is an especially stunning décor in large and open living rooms. For example, walls painted a dark evergreen look amazing when combined with light-colored furniture, lamps and wall hangings. Instead of making the room appear smaller as dark colors tend to do, this combination creates depth and character that’s hard to ignore.