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Decoarting the Living Room

Living room is primarily used to unwind, recharge and spend time with friends.It is that area of the house that is open to friends and guests. It's also the room guests initially see and form a lasting impression about the home. Hence, the living area should be well-decorated, well-laid out and inviting to guests and family members. It should project a homey, comfortable yet elegant image.

Think thematic : Picking a decorating scheme for a room is always a good way to start. You can focus on a favorite color, pattern, or style—rustic, classic, contemporary, or whatever else pleases you. Visit different furniture or home improvement stores for ideas, or browse design websites.. Whether you’re obsessed with giraffes or gemstones, you can find a way to (subtly, of course) insert your individuality into the room. Although wallpapering the room with pictures of your favorite actors or Gods is not the best decorating technique, you can display small pictures of them. Keep it individualized but not insane, and the theme you choose will help you create a unique and welcoming room that’s special to you—the person living there.

Stay small : A small apartment living room can easily be overwhelmed by excessively large furniture. Fortunately, many furniture stores and decorating services understand this, and offer a focus on smaller items for the apartment-dweller. If you do have a large piece of furniture, either keep it from dominating the room by adding colorful or unusual accent pieces, or give in let the large item be the focus. While you need to fit the furniture to the room, do avoid creating a sense of clutter by using too many small items. If your living room has sufficient space, you can use two larger couches instead of four chairs or three loveseats.

Make it mirrored : Mirrors are a classic way to open up space in a room and make it appear larger. You can learn to use mirrors cleverly and avoid overwhelming a room with them. Mirrors function best not just by reflecting existing space, but by adding light to a room—a key element in making the room appear more expansive and inviting. Position mirrors so they reflect and enhance light sources or light-colored walls. Whether you’re using one large mirror or several small ones, the effect will be immediate, striking, and fantastic.

Arrange appropriately : After you choose your furniture, you’ll need to position it in a way that best organizes and accents your living room. Consider what activities you’ll use the living room for—Reading? Watching television? Conversing with friends? Make sure to provide areas equipped specifically for all the living room endeavors on which you’ll embark. Also keep in mind that you may need to walk through your living room (if it’s positioned between other rooms), and so you’ll have to leave “traffic flow” areas open accordingly. You may wish to position rugs over these high-traffic areas to help keep your carpet from wearing differently or being discolored due to heavy use. And rugs bring us to the most important part of decorating…

Living RoomAccessorize, accessorize, accessorize : Nobody wants to live in a “living” room that only holds furniture items. Where are the books, the lamps, the blankets, the conversation-sparking artifacts from your trip to Mount Abu or Ooty? Once you’ve established and arranged your furniture, it’s time to accessorize. To personalize the room, first use items that you already own. Books are extra useful accessories because they provide visitors (and you!) the opportunity to interact and learn something. Small or unusual games like these Japanese puzzle boxes also make interactive and attractive accessories. Remember, your living room is for living in, not staring at—make it fun, functional, and fabulously decorated.

Wonderful wall Flowers : Even where space is limited, walls aren’t—even the tiniest apartment offers plenty of wall space. Use it to your advantage by decorating walls with paint, wallpaper, fabric, or hanging items. And don’t just hang pictures—you can hang blankets, outfits, beads, and more, or consider putting up some shelves to showcase non-hangable items. You can even hang empty picture frames (perhaps with another unusual object hung inside) if the frame is attractive enough to merit it. If your furniture is sleek and simple, your walls can be the focal point of the room. However, if you’ve chosen to use heavily patterned furniture, or lots of colorful accent rugs and throw pillows, you’ll want to keep the walls somewhat neutral so as not to overwhelm the room. There can be a balance between cluttered and boring, but adding accessories or wall art is always easier than adding or replacing a piece of furniture. If your basic scheme is solid, you’ll have no trouble adding individual flourishes to it.