Whether you have a formal living room where you welcome your guests or you mainly use it to catch games, one thing is for sure. It needs to be comfortable and it needs to have a welcoming aura as well. It can be a tricky business to choose the right pieces to put together the look you might have in mind. Usually, the options are so many and you can easily get overwhelmed and end up overdoing everything. The result would be a room that is not nearly as comfortable or as welcoming as you would have hoped it to be. But, there are ways that you can salvage the look and your living room at large to give it a relaxing and warm atmosphere.
Add some action to the walls
The best and easiest way to accent a room is to use the most spacious canvas you have. The walls. Art pieces and mirrors are both great ways to pack a chic and stylish living room. The mirrors and a large one that this helps to create an illusion of more space and acts as a statement piece in the living room. The best thing is that mirror are easily available. It is best to get those that have dramatic frames or rustic frames. Something that will add an artistic feel to the mirror. You can also throw photos and art collections on the walls to bring the room together and give it a feeling of cohesiveness.
Let in the light
Living rooms serve a lot of purposes and having a multi-functional lighting solution that can serve all the purposes is nearly impossible. Yes, you can have an overhead light. It is quite functional and can produce enough light for most of the settings. But this takes away from the mood and the theme of the room. It is best to incorporate dimmer switches or special lighting that helps attach a mood to the function. The aim is to bring some ambience into the room. Table and floor lamps can also have a good effect. The lighting in any living room is its greatest living room. You can be able to pass across a message using your lighting only which is why it is important to invest wisely when it comes to this.
Oversized accented pieces
Traditionally. Oversized furniture is not considered as an accenting piece. But, in your living room, it could very well serve the purpose. Take a case in point of the Ottoman for example. It is not only a place where you can rest your tired feet. It is can also double up as a great coffee table, and provide storage for your remote controls and even magazines. It can also offer some extra seating space when the need arises. You can also use large accented chairs. These will offer you, your family and your guests a great and cozy area where they can sit or even curl up and read a good book.
Even with all these pieces, as with any kind of art, the same rule applies. A little goes a long way. You should let the pieces do their own talking. Overcrowding them not only shadows their story but also distracts the eyes and makes the place look messy.Read More