How to Use Accented Pieces in Your Living Room

How to Use Accented Pieces in Your Living Room

Posted by on Apr 2, 2016 in Furniture |

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.

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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.

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Everything You Need To Know About Furniture Arrangement – Living Room

Everything You Need To Know About Furniture Arrangement – Living Room

Posted by on Dec 31, 2015 in Furniture |

Arranging furniture in your living room can sometimes be rather difficult due to various different problems. Before you start arranging your furniture, make sure that you go through different magazines, or browse pictures of modern furniture online, so that you can create a sense of what would work well in your space. Also, when it comes to arranging furniture in your living room, here are at the things that you should think about before placing furniture in your home.

Leave Room For Traffic

Family-room-700It doesn’t matter whether your home is really large, or really small, you have to think in advance and leave enough room for traffic. Sometimes even large living room areas are cluttered in furniture, which doesn’t leave enough room for people to go through it comfortably. Also, if your living room area is too small, make sure that you don’t put too many furniture pieces, or are too large furniture pieces, so that it obstructs the traffic. Make sure that you make your living room area comfortable and functional.

Devise Seating Arrangement

Even before you buy furniture for your living room, make sure that you get the sense of the seating that you want to create in this area of your home. Seating arrangement is very important because it can influence the communication. Make sure that you face people opposite each other, so that it eases the communication in your living room. Also, by putting the rug in the center, or a coffee table, you are making a key point which will bind the room together.

Work Small Living Room Space

elegant-small-living-rooms-designs-1-554x415A small living room can have the exact same feel of comfort and functionality, even if you don’t use all the pieces of furniture that you would normally use in a very large living room area. That being said, it is advisable that you even skip using some furniture pieces, but still your aim should be to make your living room area functional, comfortable as well is to maximize the space that you have at your disposal.

Face The View

Certainly not all of us can boast that we have an amazing view in our living room. However, if you do, make sure that you use the space to your advantage and to make your living room more comfortable by placing furniture facing this amazing view, so that you can really enjoy it. What the use of having an amazing view in your living room if you don’t get to use it.

Let There Be Light!

Your furniture can really benefit from lighting. If you want to place an emphasis on a piece of furniture, whether it is the table, or a shelf, make sure that you do so with arranging lights in such a way that it will emphasize this point in your living room. Also, remember that you don’t have to use one light in your living room area, but that you can also use lamps and create more sources of light around the room. This will make your room look more comfortable and cozy overall.

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