Setting up your living room is as challenging as it is enjoyable. There are so many colors to mull over, and there is the constant need to keep placing bits and pieces, rearranging and creating a sense of charm and identity. You fret over the colors and at times you have a hard time hitting the mother lode of all ideas. You have to keep a balance between the elements, taking care not to cramp the space or cause clatter. At the same time, you want the design to stay flawless and distinctly unique. In a nutshell, you are trying to own your living room, and allow it to elicit charm and sophistication.
Getting it right
In setting up a theme for your living room, you need to nibble around the edges of certain ideas with some concepts in mind .For example, if you are creating a gentleman’s lair, you need to make it as appealing as possible without sacrificing character. If you are looking to create the impression of a Victorian setting, you need to get the concepts right. Family-minded living rooms on the other hand need to be as unassuming and accommodating as possible. Rich, dark shades are an excellent contrast against whites all the time.
Putting up the props
Furniture, colors and vases create a great setting for the living room. As a rule of the thumb, you need to marry each little shade with an alternating variation, whether we are talking leather cushions, elegant couches or picturesque vases. Try and throw in a little of the glare of the sun by placing elements in carefully considered positions. You are looking for elegance, beauty and sophistication, but you do not want design to get in the way of charm. Morph picturesque designs from the modern era with the antique looks of the old to create a seamless blend of elements that depict the passage of time and the transition of ideas.
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