Posted on: 17 May 2017
The living room can serve as the hub of your family life. It's a very versatile room, hosting activities ranging from watching television to completing homework. However, you still want your living room to be a stylish part of your house – especially when you have guests over. Decorate your living room so that it's both attractive and family-friendly.
Warm Color Scheme
Sedate tones of beige or gray are ideal for mood rooms. However, if you want your living room to feel cozy and inviting, consider a warm palette instead. Better Homes and Gardens describes a living room with a foundation of light peach in the palette. The accent color is chartreuse green, with an oatmeal shade providing the neutral bond. Paint the walls your warm color, in this case peach, and use a complementary color as the bright accent. Items such as your sofa or trim can be the neutral bonding color to ground the brighter hues.
Naturally you want comfortable furniture for lounging. However, comfortable furniture can also be attractive. Pick a style of sofa that looks welcoming to you. It's possible to also choose a matching chair, but a family-friendly room should feel casual. So instead, consider choosing chairs that match somewhat in shape. Maybe they feature the same rounded armrests, or perhaps the cushions are the same depth. You can also play with color by choosing a chair in your complementary hue or choosing one from a pattern on the sofa.
Comfortable is good, but it's also important to keep the overall look stylish. You can accomplish this with your accent pieces. Throw pillows and blankets are a good way to add color and pattern into your décor. They don't have to match as long as they have a cohesive element, such as color or pattern scheme. Look for homey accent pieces for the wall that represent your family's personality, and hang them in a gallery style. This is a great tactic for accent tables, too. However, leave ample space for beverages, snacks and a favorite book for when you're lounging.
The television is often the focus of family entertainment. You can keep this area stylish, too, by choosing an entertainment center that blends with the rest of your décor. Decorate the shelves with eclectic items that echo your wall and accent table selections. It's also possible to choose an entertainment center with shutters to hide the television when it's not in use.
Talk with a company like TimeSquare Furniture & Mattress, then invite family and guests to enjoy your living room with comfortable, stylish décor.Share