5 Designer-Approved Living Room Décor Ideas

The living room is one of the most public spaces in your home.  Here is where you receive and entertain guests and spend time with family and friends.

It’s a room which demands more than a few tired family photos and a couple of equally tired throw cushions.  The living room demands that you aspire to setting a scene which evokes a mood.  Creating that is a highly personal thing but these 5 designer-approved living room décor ideas will serve to inspire you.  Translating them into your unique style is entirely up to you.

1. Texture

Regardless of your style – Maximalist, Minimalist, Rustic or Mid-Century Modern – texture is an important component of any living space.

Texture is about creating depth and interest.  This can be found in organic materials.  Nubby, handwoven throws and rugs are one way to up the texture ante, but texture can also be found in art pieces (vases, sculptures) created from natural materials like stone and glass.

2. Art

There is no element of décor more potent than art on the walls.  Whether your decorating budget only extends as far as printed reproductions or if you’ve tucked away something for an original work of art, placing the right piece in the ideal position helps you create the atmosphere you’re building.

Again, personal taste dictates, but think in terms of color, form and (yes) texture.  How valuable your art will be in setting the scene you desire depends on choosing what inspires you and works with the room.

3. Wallpaper

Wallpaper is back and bigger than ever.  It has the power to transform a room, elevating it from mundane to sublime.

Today’s wallpapers are extravagantly pigmented, featuring stunning designs from large-scale florals to tropical-inspired palm frond prints.  With wallpaper, a little goes a long way.  Choose a feature wall and wow your guests with the unexpected graphic impact of this living room décor idea.

green sofa and armchairs by Silik

4. Color

Like wallpaper, highly-saturated color has made an undeniable comeback.  Not for the timid, introducing color to your living room demands an open mind and an acknowledgement that the days of the “white box” are over.

Your existing furniture gets a facelift when you add sumptuous color to your walls, floor treatments and room accessories.  Remember – you’ll be living with your choices for a while, so deploy them intelligently.  But be bold.  It’s the order of the day.

5. Lighting

Lighting isn’t just for reading or to draw attention to the art on your walls.  It serves your ambience.  Today’s whimsical offerings run the gamut from softly-lit, formed paper to ostrich feathers mounted coyly atop a pair of golden avian legs.

And if you don’t feel like painting the walls, the right lighting can do it for you, creating distinctive effects which bring another dimension to your living room.

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