Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Living Room

The majority a family's quality time together is centered in the living room. Whether it is watching a movie, playing video games, playing cards or just talking, the living room seems to consistently be the center of every home. Whether you are moving into a new home or you are considering remodeling your current living room, it is important that you include some of the basic essentials that every living room should feature to ensure it is a room where your family and guests will enjoy spending their time while in your home. Not only will we discuss some popular decorating styles of living rooms, we will talk about the vast variety of furniture available for your living room, as well as some must have items to make any living room a memorable one.

Decorating a living room

When it comes to decorating any room, especially decorating a living room, it is important to start with the color of the walls and flooring. The living room is intended to be a happy gathering place so light colors work best on the walls. A two-tone paint scheme works great in the living room, with a pleasant light color for the main part of the wall and a darker border color; it will keep the room light and give off a more welcoming feeling to anyone in the home. Since the living room is expected to receive quite amount of traffic being it is the center of every home, it is important to have flooring that will be able to withstand the wear and tear of the living room use. Hardwood flooring is always a great option for the living room since it will not wear out like carpet does and is stain resistant, perfect for living rooms where children frequent often. With hardwood floors, it is highly recommended that a carpet rug is purchased to help soften the room some. Thousands are available in all different colors and sizes, ensuring you can find one that will match your living room perfectly.

One of the most important aspects when it comes to decorating a living room is that the walls are not bare, whether you decide to hang art prints, paintings, or family photos- which are the most popular artwork in many living rooms, it is essential the walls are not bare. It is important to maintain a theme in your living room, something that reflects the home owners style, this will result in a room that they feel comfortable in enjoy showing off to friends. Some popular living room themes include a modern style, old fashioned, country, tropical or Victorian. The modern living room has seen an increase in popularity recently with home sizes getting smaller. A modern living room usually features smaller couches or even just chairs and unique art on the walls, it is important while decorating a modern living room to make use of your space while still applying your own distinctive style. No matter what living room theme you decide on, be sure it is something you feel comfortable with because you will be spending a lot of time in there. There are hundreds of example living room themes to help you get a perspective on design techniques and theme ideas.

Living room furniture ideas

Living room furniture can make or break any living room. Buy uncomfortable furniture or furniture that is too small, nobody is going to want to spend their time at home in the living room if they are not comfortable. When it comes to finding furniture that all matches each other it can be tough. Luckily most places offer living room sets which usually include couches, coffee table, end tables, and even rugs. These are very helpful when shopping for new living room furniture and usually you can save some money buying living room sets. There are thousands of living room sets available, ensuring that you can find one that is just right for you. Sectional couches are popular with larger families, who need extra seating in the living room. One thing that makes sectional couches very popular is that most come equipped with ends that recline as well as chase lounges, which have become very popular in recent years. If you plan on having guests frequently, it is recommended to have a sectional couch; they are perfect for many people to all sit down. Once your living room walls have been painted, furniture delivered, and accessories installed, you can officially sit down, relax and enjoy your newly designed living room.