How to Make a Living Room Stand Out With Furniture

A living room is one of the most vital parts of a house that is used for varied purposes such as relaxing, lounging, entertainment, etc. It is usually the first room which the guests see as they enter a house, and as a result it is known to create the lasting impression. You can easily make your living room stand out if you design it properly and introduce bold furniture pieces. Decorating your living room with a theme will allow you to create an appealing space to lounge in. Your theme will assist you to plan out your layout, design of the furniture and accessories. Slipcovers are recommended for use, if you are tight on budget or wish to impart a new look in short interval of time.

Here is a list of steps to help you make a living room stand out with furniture –

1) Draw a rough sketch of your living room on a piece of white paper.  Mark the doorways and windows around the perimeter of the area. Take another sheet of paper and draw and color the furniture pieces. Cut out each furniture piece and place it on the outline of your living room in the manner it is currently arranged.

2) Then try to place the furniture pieces in a way so that it represents an intuitive design for your room. Assure that the layout is such that it adds comfort, caters to the functional need, and each piece stands out. For instance, a fireplace in the living room must have a seating around it. Or, if the room has a chandelier, there has to be some furniture below it so that a focal point is created. Furniture sets should always be placed in the center instead of corners.

3) You need to add color and texture to your living room furniture so that they stand out. Use floor and wall colors as your guide for determining the colors of your furniture. Light colored objects will stand out against a dark colored background.  Apply this contrast to large pieces of furniture and furniture sets also so that the area containing the furniture set attracts attention immediately.

4) Introduce floor lamps to your seating area. Lighting an area will automatically invite guests in the space. The combination of furniture layout, striking color combination and lighting technique will allow you to create a stylish ambience.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on November 25th, 2010


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