Living room decor is all about bringing pieces into your space that will highlight the beauty of your furniture. Decorations tend to be forgotten once you purchase your furniture but in this article we will discuss the importance of this 5 room essentials. These items will make your living room look like you hired an interior decorator.
1. Wall Art
Wall Art makes a room come alive. There are many options, styles and prices. Art does not have to be expensive, you can find many options online. When selecting art measure the free wall space available to ensure your art is displayed properly. You can make a bold statement by selecting art that will cover most of your free space as shown below. When purchasing art don't be intimidated by the options and amount of artists available, you can select an abstract painting with the colors you like the most.
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Dress your windows with curtains, they make an unbelievable difference. Curtains warm up your space and they bring sophistication to your living room. Once you select the art follow a similar color palette to make sure the Art and the Curtains have a cohesive color theme. There are many fabrics to select, the most common ones are Cotton, Linen & Linen blends, Wools and Silk. If your living room gets little light, select a more sheer fabric, while brighter spaces can use blackout curtains for privacy.
3. Accent Pillows
Accent pillows bring warmth, style and comfort to a room. The purpose of an accent pillow is to contrast the color of your furniture and highlight other colors in your palette. Depending on the furniture in your space you can play with a variety of pillow sizes. Pillow sizes range from 16” thru 24”. Most common size is 18” square pillows. To create asymmetry select at least two pillow sizes and try to always select an odd number of pillows, such as 3 or 5.
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4. Throw Blanket
Throw blankets add texture, warmth and color to a room. To bring a cohesive look to your room, the throw should be selected in the same color palette as the accent pillows or any other essential such as the rug, art or furniture. When selecting a throw go for function rather than look. A soft fabric you can use to cuddle up is worth a lot more than a throw that just looks pretty.
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Once you have selected all your essentials, accents add the finishing touch to your décor. There are many options such as vases, bottles, candle holders, canisters, lanterns, figurines and much more. When selecting the accents think of the placement in the room. Coffee tables are where most accents are displayed however, accents can be placed on side tables and other furniture. Vases are most popular as they are versatile, you can put flowers on them and frequently changed them to freshen up for every season. As seen in the picture below square tables also benefit from circular accents to soften up the look.
Decorating should be an expression of who you are, there is no such thing as a style or trend to follow. Be inspired by your home and your family, find whats practical for your lifestyle. Maintain a similar color palette within your essentials and your living room will look amazing and most importantly it will represent who you are.
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