By Luce Noele. Living Room. Published at Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 - 07:06:22 AM.
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.
The living room is arguably the most important room in the house when it comes to decorating. It's the room where you entertain guests and loved ones, and it's where families tend to spend the bulk of their at-home time together (after the kitchen).
A vintage (or vintage style) trunk offers character in a way that a new or modern piece just can’t. Plus there’s the added bonus of storage. Just remember that while they can be great for putting your feet up, vintage trunks sometimes have curved lids so you can’t always place things down on them. If you opt for one of these pieces make sure you also have side tables nearby.
Ottomans have long been considered great alternatives to coffee tables. When you put a large tray on them it creates a solid surface so you can still place decorative or practical items, but when you remove the tray they can be used as extra seating. They also add a soft touch where normally there would be something hard and severe. (Ottomans instead of coffee tables don’t have to be tufted, but they sure are pretty!)