1. MOODS AND COLOURS
Colours play an important role in setting the mood in your living room. How do you feel when you enter your living room? It depends largely on the colour you use in there. Some colours make you feel warm while some others make you feel cool.
People with a good sense for colour use soft and serene colour schemes for their living rooms today. Soft blue and white, for instance, makes it look calm, cool and gracious. Light-coloured carpet, chic furniture and upholstery combine to give a sense of balance and warmth in space.
2. WALLS AND CEILINGS
Living rooms reflect your personality and level of refinement. And it matters a lot since living room is where you meet, greet and treat your guests. The makings of the room should make them feel welcome. Wall space and ceilings play an important role in this. Wallpapers with chic prints can be used to create warmth and texture. It can be used to infuse a theme into the living room.
3. FLOOR STYLING
A floor-covering that gives you a sense of comfort under your feet makes an elegant design element. Choose the colour of your floor-covering that makes you feel comfortable. Choice of colour, texture and type of your rug depends on what you want to achieve with it. Certain flooring style leads the eyes to the furniture in the room while certain others lead all eyes to the wall hangings. All of it is devised to create contrast.
4. FURNITURE ARRANGEMENT
Furniture in the living room should be arranged for interactions and conversations. Arrange seats in such a way that people can sit facing each other. You can set two conversational areas in a large living room for creating intimate space.
5. LIGHTING MAGIC
You can create a relaxed mood in the living room with lighting. Set layers of lights and position sources of light in such a way that light is distributed evenly in the room. Table lamps that focus the light down encourage people to sit down and feel comfortable. Overlapping arcs of light work as an invitation to sit as it illuminates the seat.
6. WINDOW DRESSING
Contemporary window treatments look elegant. The quality of drapery fabric plays a key role. Thick folds and puddling ends exude luxury. Shades filter unwanted light out and provide privacy in the room.
7. WALLS AND ART
Displaying art collections on the walls of the living room enlivens the room. You can group items and hang them low so that they add to furnishings and architecture. Never hang pictures too high. Arrange accessories, pictures and wall hangings in such a way that they visually connect to the furniture, lamps and other interesting things treasured in the room.