Whether your living room is a 21 foot length with a huge picture window at one end or you live in a tiny apartment and the living room is bijou to say the least, there are living room décor ideas to suit you and your spending budget. You can go for cozy chic and warm up your living space or go for open-plan with vaulted ceilings and an expanse of herringbone hardwood floor. At the end of your project you will have ended up with a space that you can live in comfortably, decorated according to the space you have available. Are you aiming for a peaceful retreat, full of serenity and harmony or a a lot more user-friendly, fundamental living space where you really feel comfortable slipping your shoes off and putting your feet up.
If I was choosing a color scheme for my living room I would go to the cooler colors on my color wheel chart – the blues and greens which can be used in various shades to accomplish a ‘joined-up’ look of cool elegance. I often make positive that, when I paint my ceiling, I use a light shade of the room’s major color on my ceiling so, if my color scheme was blue, I would use the lightest eggshell blue I could uncover for my ceiling and then a slightly deeper shade of blue for my walls. If you have mouldings you could paint those totally white, or go for a darker shade of blue to both the walls and the ceiling. I would use matt paint on my walls and a paint with some type of sheen on the mouldings.
For windows, to add height, location the curtain pole as high as possible near to the ceiling. This will give your curtains a lot of drop to attain an elegant drape. Contemporary décor arrangements often suggest that the fabric really should be allowed to pool on the floor – never in my house. To me, artistic though it evidently is, this ‘pooling’ idea for the fabric is just a dust collector and, if you have dogs like I do, is just asking them to make a bed out of the fabric! Why did I mention this? Locate out what the trends are, but that does not mean you have to follow the trends slavishly. Adapt styles to suit you and your way of life.
You would think, wouldn’t you, that a huge picture placed on the wall in a tiny room would be overpowering. Surprisingly, it isn’t. I have the tiniest lounge you can envision and, on the wall above the fireplace I have a genuinely large picture of the Defence of Rourke’s Drift, depicting the British soldiers of ‘B’ Organization, South Wales Borderers. This picture is quite loud, very busy, with plenty going on in it. Nevertheless, it looks definitely amazing in that room, almost as if the room was created to fit the picture!House Decorating Suggestions offers quick inexpensive ideas on how to decorate your house. Includes suggestions on decorating the office, living room, bedroom, kitchen and much more.