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Ideas For Living Room Decor
But to decorate a room tastefully you need not invest a lot but to cultivate an eye for keen observation and lots of imagination. So build a space with eye-catching accents, interesting textures and statement pieces.
Bind Furniture Pieces
If you do not have a matching set of sofas, you can surely mix and match a lounger, a chair and a three-seater in a harmonious way. The idea is to create a cozy place for conversation. You can form cohesion between the different pieces of furniture with a similar colour scheme. That does not mean that you have to upholster them in the same fabric. Think of a colour scheme first. Then mix fabrics in plain blocks, prints and stripes in the same colour combination. Do not forget the curtains and cushions to include in the scheme.
However, it is important to remember that mixing too many different patterns may give the room a clumsy look. The trick is to mix plains with big and small prints; or plains with slim and broad stripes; or bright small checks with medium stripes in muted shades.
Place the sofa and other bigger pieces of furniture against the wall. And position the single-seaters and chairs in close proximity but leaving enough space in between for easy flow of traffic. If you have a big space, you can create two separate conversation areas. A corner or window seat can get converted into a reading nook with comfortable seating and a bookcase or side table to place magazines and books.
Take out your old tapestry or that carved golden box that you brought back from your trip to the middle-east to create focal points as well as to add texture to your room. Scout your local shops and flea markets for cushion covers with ruffles, embroidery or those made of damask material to infuse an old-world charm to the room. A copper bowl with etched or beaten surface, an ornate chest, a coffee table with intricate African carving, a kilim on the floor or on your sofa, will magnify the effect of your space.
Decorating your coffee table right is another key aspect that will make or break your room decor. Depending on the size and shape of the table, decide whether you want to decorate in the centre or want to divide the space into two or three areas. Next is to create different heights on the table with separate objects. For example, on one side you can stack a few coffee table books, topped by a set of candles in a plate; while on the other side decorate with a conch shell, a small brass Buddha in meditating pose and a decorative box.
If space permits, a bunch of flowers in a small jar or a pair of tall and quirky bottles can fill up the centre. A round centre table can have a round tray filled with a short vase with flowers and an assortment of small and medium boxes, placed in the middle. Or you can arrange books and art pieces all around the edge of the table.
So make your living room more appealing by playing with patterns, colours, textures and accessories. Incorporate interesting accents at eye-level and ensure enough lighting with big widows as well as decorative lamps to light up your room.