Published at Thursday, May 25th 2017. by Lilike Szakacs in Living Room.
The idea of a living room that presents a picture of ’neutrality’ and fits in easily with changing trends and seasons is a concept that has become the accepted norm of sorts. This has discouraged many homeowners from trying out new, more refreshing living room décor options that are far more colorful and striking. Sometimes it is the fear of spending a fortune on that new, brightly colored sofa only to find out that it feels out of place a few months down the line that stops you from making a bolder choice. On other occasions we believe that the living room must be devoid of dazzling color to ensure your guests are not overawed by it all.
Minute details make a big difference to the larger picture and it is ultimately the smaller design and decorating choices that define the style of your home. It is the couch, coffee table and the TV unit that might largely set the mood in your living room, but you still need a cool end table or side table to truly complete the setting. Despite their seemingly modest presence, end tables make your life a whole lot easier even while adding another unique dimension to the living space. Often overlooked, these versatile additions also find a place beyond just the corner next to the couch!
Reclaimed barn wood or old planks of wood from the attic given a new lease of life might not always fit in seamlessly with the aesthetics of a contemporary living rom. If you are looking for a finish that is far more urbane and classy, the accent walls in redwood, cedar or other locally sourced woods make a good option. The idea here is to cut back of excesses and to keep the visual appeal of the wooden accent wall minimal even while allowing the natural grace of wood to shine through. The more neutral the living room is, greater will be the impact of this woodsy composition.
While blue sofas lead the pack when it comes to colorful couches and red come sin second, the likes of yellow, green and orange are not all that far behind either. Yellow sofas look best in black and white, monochromatic and sun-kissed interiors where the cheerful couch stands out visually. Green is a rare choice and it is best to repeat the color in the living room to create more coherent look. Orange is a spunky alternative and makes an instant impact. Do not believe us? Then just recollect the gang of Friends hanging out in central Perk and you will realize that it is the big orange sofa that springs to mind instantly!
The round end table is undoubtedly the most popular among its clan. And it is easy to understand why as the circular table top offers geometric contrast in modern living rooms, bedrooms and home offices where clean straight lines dominate the setting. A small, round end table next to a relaxing lounger can provide the perfect refuge for a bibliophile when coupled with a snazzy floor lamp. Another hip trend is to combine two or three of these small side tables to create a coffee table that is unique and can multi-task.
Adding a gorgeous couch in scarlet or a fabulous sofa in refreshing yellow is definitely not for everyone. For starters, one needs to absolutely love the color to be able to live with it. If it is a passing fling with a bold hue, then you will find yourself redecorating in absolutely no time! But if you truly love brighter shades of red, green, blue or yellow, then do not shy away from bringing in a sectional or couch in a hue of your fancy. A combination of black and red in the living room can instantly turn heads, while living room décor in stunning yellow is ideal for the sun-kissed interior.