A living room should be a social room. Modern living rooms often point toward an oversized TV, but when company comes the living room becomes a conversation room. To facilitate good conversation, it is important to decorate accordingly. Good decor will prompt conversation when needed and act as a soothing background when socializing takes center stage. There are endless possibilities when it comes to decorating a living room, but here are five basic tips that will help you get started.
Lamps are often overlooked when it comes to design. They are ubiquitous and because of that there importance is often underestimated. But a couple of stylish lamps can make a room. And if the lampshades aren’t stylish, wrapping some contact paper around them is an easy and inexpensive trick.
Many big box retailers carry a huge variety of framed prints. They are inexpensive and sometimes disregarded by professional designers. But if you take the time to sort through the huge collections you are bound to find something worthy of your new living room.
Custom drapery is expensive there is no two ways around it. However, many retailers carry a large supply of stock window and door treatments that will match nearly any decor. Stroll through enough aisles and you’re bound to find something that will set off the color in your walls and round out the perfect living room decor.
Throw pillows are a great way to introduce noticeable accessories. Two simple cushions upholstered with the right style fabric will match the walls, drapes and other accessories in the room and give the decor that professional touch.
Glass can include a number of accessories. The most common pieces are vases, and these can be found in thousands of styles, shapes, sizes and colors. But you can also find hand blown pieces good to hold fruit displays or other centerpieces.
With these five pieces added to your living room decor, you are bound to impress your guests, spark conversation and find a new level of relaxation in your home! Remember, each design is based on personal taste. There are rules to follow and tips that may make the job easier, but in the end it is your home and the audience you are aiming to please is yourself. So have fun with it! Choose the colors, styles, designs and pieces that strike a chord within you. If you do this while following these simple tips you will find the process pleasurable, rewarding and addicting!