Whether you’re remodelling your home, have recently built one or are looking to make your current home more luxurious, the living room is an optimal place to revamp. Being the space in which you’ll first entertain guests as well as kick back and relax with friends and family, it’s an important one to get right.
Add a Luxurious Feel to Your Living Room
There are many clever tips you can use to make your living room a little more opulent and interesting. Luxury isn’t always about having the most expensive items, it can also be about design that is thoughtful. Here are 7 hints to make your living room look like it belongs in an architectural magazine:
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Put Large Art on the Walls
Modern canvas reproductions, whether they’re abstract or floral, are an affordable yet highly attractive addition to any living area. Large and dramatic art prints can be purchased online or at many different stores at a reasonable price. Oversized art has a big impact, creating a stylish focal point of the room.
Keep It Simple
Clutter is kryptonite to the feeling of luxury. The living room is especially at risk of being over-accessorised. Avoid the temptation of displaying every item you own with sentimental value and try and keep a common theme between the items of décor you do choose to display. Simplicity and placement help to define the most luxurious elements of your living room.
Modernize Your Lighting
A visit to any lighting store will open your eyes to the endless possibilities of lighting options that are available. The right lighting is integral to the ambiance and livability of your home. Lighting enables you to control the mood and accentuate your most impressive furniture and artwork. Even candles are an simple way to instantly give your living room a romantic character.
Invest in a Modern Rug
Designer rugs, particularly modern rugs, are an excellent way to add a luxurious feel to your living room. Modern rugs can be muted or bold, injecting an element of style and colour into the room. A designer rug that enhances the colour scheme in the room or calls attention to itself will go far in adding an upscale aura to a living room.
Designer rugs are available in a range of designs and textures. Along with a modern designer rug, textured throw pillows and cushions can further enhance and accent the colour scheme on the floor.
Keep the Colours Simple
Black and white with a splash of colour adds a timeless sense of luxury. You might choose a white sofa and add colour with your accessories. A designer rug could either add to the black and white scheme or be the piece that adds colour to the room.
Additionally, black and white wall art makes more of a statement in a room with a simple colour scheme. Another colour scheme that echoes upscale living in a slightly more dramatic way is black and gold.
Use a Mix of Materials
Materials and textures add an additional layers of luxury. Blending a mix of metal, glass, textiles, wood and leather in a thoughtful way creates a stunning look. The elements should complement each other naturally, with a feeling of simplicity. Try to identify and work toward one or two similar interior design trends, whether it’s contemporary and industrial or classical country and bohemian.
Camouflage Your Television
Remember to avoid making the television the focal point of the room. Either camouflage it or find a large suitable piece of art to call attention away from that big black screen. You might also create a gallery of art right around the television and have it blend in with the other wall pieces.
Control Lighting Further With Blinds
Blinds are a fantastic subtle finishing for windows and glass doors. They’re highly versatile and will suit virtually any space. You can also easily install Blinds yourself with a simple DIY kit. All you need to do is measure your frame, pick the right kit and you’ll have sleek blackout blinds up and functional in a day. Check out this range of attractive, easy to install blinds from The Blinds Dept.
These suggestions will help you enhance the sense of luxury into your living room. They can work with a mix of prized designer pieces or local market finds. Keep in mind that simplicity and consistency in style are the marks of a sophisticated and stylish ambiance. While you’re thoughtfully choosing your furniture, décor and placement, don’t forget to have fun!