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Fresh Ideas for Decorating Your Living Room
The living room – it's an area of your home that serves many
purposes. Lots of families entertain in their living rooms, others
gather there every evening to do everything from watch TV to do
homework or play games. The living room is truly what its name
suggests, a room in which the majority of families do a lot of
their living. That's why it's important to make sure your living
room is as inviting and comfortable as possible.
When choosing furniture for your living room, go neutral. Shades
like beige, tan and caramel go wonderfully with many other colors.
With neutral furnishings and flooring, you can easily change or
update the look of the room with accessories like throw pillows,
area rugs, window treatments and wall hangings.
Once you've got your neutral furniture, figure out what you'd
like your accent color or colors to be. Jewel tones like ruby,
emerald and sapphire always make gorgeous accent colors. However,
sandy pastels like peach and periwinkle can bring a Southwestern
flair to your living room. Almost any color that you like can look
fantastic in the living room.
Sparkling crystal and gleaming brass bring class and
sophistication to any living space. Try introducing these aspects
in the form of attractive candleholders or flower vases. And
speaking of candles and flowers, both are fantastic for the living
room. Try votive or tapered candles in holders and fresh or silk
flowers in a pretty vase to add warmth and color to the room. Green
houseplants are perfect for adding an earthy element and even
improving the air quality.
Try utilizing the vertical space in your living room, especially
if it's on the small side. Shelving can be a perfect way to get
your collectibles off of the coffee table yet still in view. Try
hanging an artsy metal or wood CD and DVD holder on the wall for a
modern way to store your favorite titles.
To add soothing ambience to your living room, try a bubbling
desktop fountain or a fish aquarium. The element of water adds
tranquility to any room and can be a great focal point. Saltwater
aquariums can be challenging to care for, but are unparalleled in
their beauty. At the very least, a pretty glass bowl filled with
water and floating candles would make an ideal centerpiece for any
The living room should be attractive and welcoming, yet
comfortable. The best living rooms are the ones that make you feel
at home, where you're not afraid to kick off your shoes and relax!