Living Room Decor Ideas – Spectacular Living Rooms

Whether your living room is a 21 foot length with a large picture window at one end or you live in a tiny apartment and the living room is bijou to say the least, there are living room décor ideas to suit you and your budget. You can go for cozy chic and warm up your living space or go for open-plan with vaulted ceilings and an expanse of herringbone hardwood floor. At the end of your project you will have ended up with a space that you can live in comfortably, decorated according to the space you have available. Are you aiming for a peaceful retreat, full of serenity and harmony or a more user-friendly, basic living space where you feel comfortable slipping your shoes off and putting your feet up.

If I was choosing a color scheme for my living room I would go to the cooler colors on my color wheel chart – the blues and greens which can be used in different shades to achieve a ‘joined-up’ look of cool elegance. I always make sure that, when I paint my ceiling, I use a light shade of the room’s main color on my ceiling so, if my color scheme was blue, I would use the lightest eggshell blue I could find for my ceiling and then a slightly deeper shade of blue for my walls. If you have mouldings you could paint those completely white, or go for a darker shade of blue to both the walls and the ceiling. I would use matt paint on my walls and a paint with some kind of sheen on the mouldings.

For windows, to add height, place the curtain pole as high as possible near to the ceiling. This will give your curtains plenty of drop to achieve an elegant drape. Modern décor arrangements always suggest that the fabric should be allowed to pool on the floor – never in my house. To me, artistic though it evidently is, this ‘pooling’ idea for the fabric is just a dust collector and, if you have dogs like I do, is just asking them to make a bed out of the fabric! Why did I mention this? Find out what the trends are, but that does not mean you have to follow the trends slavishly. Adapt styles to suit you and your lifestyle.

You would think, wouldn’t you, that a large picture placed on the wall in a small room would be overpowering. Surprisingly, it isn’t. I have the tiniest lounge you can imagine and, on the wall above the fireplace I have a really large picture of the Defence of Rourke’s Drift, depicting the British soldiers of ‘B’ Company, South Wales Borderers. This picture is very loud, very busy, with plenty going on in it. However, it looks absolutely fantastic in that room, almost as if the room was made to fit the picture!

Living Room Decoration Ideas

The living room (also known as lounge, lounge room, and sitting room) is the place in our homes where we spent our time for watching TV, relax, talk and sit, and entertaining our guests. If you want it to be suitable and comfortable for all of these activities then you should spend some time for planning and decorating it properly. Here’s a list of simple tips and ideas that could help you to decorate the living room in your home:

1. Decorative Statue – The statues have always been a great choice for decoration of gardens, but you can buy a decorative statue for your sitting room as well. It’s a good idea to check out the symbolism that the statue represents. For example, if choose a statue of fox animal, it may refer to intelligence in the Celtics traditions, but it may symbolize also swindling and seduction.

2. Some Painting – It always have been a stylish decoration if you put some painting on the wall. If you have a favorite painter then you can buy his picture, or you can hire a professional decorator to help you to select the painting for your wall. You should also consider where you position your painting. If you are not sure, over the sofa is often a suitable position.

3. Pillows – You can make your sofa and chair to look more fashion easily by choosing cute pillows. Some things to consider when choosing pillows are their colors, textures, and shapes. For example, choosing a yellow pillow with combination with orange texture may bring spring theme to your interior.

4. Don’t forget a vase with flowers over the table – It will remain for the nature and will help you and your guests to feel more comfortable.

5. Lamps – They should not be considered only as sources of light, because they can be fashion accessories as well. You can buy a lamp in different shape and colors.

Living Room Decorating – Creating a Warm Ambiance

Once you imagine your family and friends in your room having a good time, you can imagine where the seating should go. Sometimes people think that if they have a large room they only need one sitting area.

If you have a large family room or living room on your hands, it may be a great idea to take this room and create several different sitting areas throughout. Although this is not an easy task, it is one that if done properly can turn any large room into one of the most beautiful rooms in your home. This type of decorating technique is not possible for smaller living rooms as it will make them way too crowded to be enjoyed the proper way. Consider the size of your room before choosing to create several different sitting areas.

The most important part of creating a living room with several different sitting areas and sections is the keep the warmth and friendly atmosphere of the room. You want to be careful not to separate the room too much so people cannot socialize with each other but you want to create a sense of seclusion as well. Although this is a fine line it can be an amazing success when the final touches are completed.

One of the most popular forms of creating a secluded setting in your living room is by using large rounded chairs, pillows and modern accent pieces such as a futons with ottomans and more. It is a great idea to fill the room with unique tables, lamps and light fixtures to create the feeling of a warm and intimate atmosphere. Each of your secluded sitting areas can be different from each other or in unison depending on your preferences. A great advantage in creating this type of room is if your room happens to have an archway half way through to help define the sections of the room. If your room does not have a section such as this, you can make one yourself.

Making a subtle break in the room of your choice does not have to be difficult but instead fun and creative. All you have to do is have one section of chairs, love seats, sofas and tables facing one way and a second or even third clustered of chairs and more facing the other. This is a subtle way to break up a room yet still keep everyone in a warm and close atmosphere. If you are someone who has a great deal of company on a regular basis and are used to entertaining this is the great idea to create a new and different atmosphere that your guests will love.

Choosing the right colors and furniture pieces are incredibly important to pull off this type of décor but it can be done with just a little patience and a little planning. Choosing rounded pieces of furniture such as chairs and sofas and unique shaped tables is the way to go for the larger rooms. This is of course not the only way to create a friendly atmosphere with several different sitting areas, but it is one of the most effective ways. Once you have mastered this décor technique you can take this and adapt it to you fit your own ideas and tastes.