Has your living room been empty for quite some time? Maybe when you moved into your house you decided that it would be most important to focus on the family room, the kitchen and the bedrooms. After all, those are probably the rooms your family uses most, right? Or, maybe your living room has had inexpensive or hand-me-down furniture in it.
In either case, maybe you put off buying living room furniture until you could purchase high-end furniture. From selecting the actual furniture to choosing accent pieces, here are some ideas that might help you to decorate a truly unique and lovely room.
Maybe you already have in mind the kind of furniture you want. If so, you might even have a list prepared that you will take to a store that sells quality furniture. On the other hand, maybe you are a bit stumped about what you want. If that's the case, think of looking through decorating magazines to get ideas.
As you go through decorating magazines, pay attention to the items that capture your attention the most. For example, if you lean toward furniture that has a simple, sleek design, that probably means that you want to decorate your living room in a contemporary fashion. If you love more ornate furniture pieces, that probably means that you want a more traditional living room setting. Maybe you love many different styles of furniture. If that's the case, you'll have the fun of decorating with an eclectic touch.
The salesperson at the furniture store will be able to help you. For example, if you are wanting a bit of an eclectic feeling in your living room, the salesperson will help you to find individual pieces that complement each other. If you want a contemporary setting, the salesperson might direct you to an entire contemporary living room set that includes a sofa, chairs and even occasional tables. Learn more about your options by contacting services like Mathews Furniture + Design.
Choose Accent Pieces
The same store where you select your furniture items will more than likely also have accent pieces. For example, the store will probably carry fine paintings and beautifully framed photographs.
If you went with a contemporary feeling, look for things like black and white photographs that have been placed in chrome frames. If you went with a traditional look, think of buying paintings that are in heavy gold frames. And, of course, if you went with the eclectic furniture combination, you can have paintings in several different styles.