By Emma Violette. Living Room. Published at Thursday, April 19th, 2018 - 14:59:12 PM.
Never forget what’s underfoot. Area rugs offer a wonderful opportunity to make a statement, particularly when used in rooms that are a little on the bland side. If your room is neutral think about what a bold rug could do for it. It might not be a good idea for commitment-phobes, but for risk-takers who are craving excitement, a striking area rug can do the trick.
Living rooms can fill many functions, from being a formal parlor to being where the whole family gathers for study, entertainment, socializing, and play. In modern homes, they may be a great room that is contiguous with the kitchen and dining area. One of the first considerations is to decide on a focal point for the living room and where you want to create conversation areas. Your selection and arrangement of living room furniture should keep these elements in mind. Then explore what you need to consider in choosing art and accessories, lighting, and area rugs.
Dark woods, dark furnishings, and dark paint shades will make even the largest space feel smaller. It’s easy to overwhelm the space with too much color and too much texture or pattern. When it comes to color in small living room decorating, stick with light shades and neutral tones. Small spaces work best with a three-color (or less) palette and do especially well with an all-white decorating scheme.
While still a table that can anchor a space, a tray table offers something that a traditional coffee table can’t. If you entertain on a regular basis a tray table can be a wise purchase. Just make sure it’s not so heavy that you can’t easily lift it and carry it around the room. Also, tray tables come with some beautiful colors and patterns so they provide a really unique decorating opportunity.