Living Room Design Ideas presents the most inspiring and stylishly beautiful living room decor ideas of 2017!
Depending on your home layout, your living room can serve many different and useful functions. If you have a family room, it is often a formal sitting area or parlor used for reading, relaxing and entertaining guests. If it's the only living space you have, it's also used for watching TV, playing games and spending time with your family and friends. Regardless of its purpose, any good space has a comfortable sofa or sectional, a coffee table and a focal point, such as a fireplace or entertainment center(or both!).
As you start thinking about your living room re-model, try to pinpoint the space's overall purpose. If it's going to have a more formal feel, adding an elegant fireplace might be a valuable investment, while a built-in TV area would work best in a more low-key setting. Once you determine the overall tone, consider what kind of storage would work better. Built-in bookshelves and cabinets are great additions, regardless of formality, while a desk, table or booth ensure there is plenty of space for family game night or homework help. Finally, be sure to bring some personality to the space by including personal decor, such as rugs, artwork, curtains and lighting.
If you already have a family room for more low-key activities, your living room can act as a more sophisticated setting for hosting and entertaining. To get the look, buy a bar cart, formal furniture like wingback armchairs and chesterfield sofas, and mahogany wood bookshelves and coffee tables. Use the fireplace as your focal point by opting for an eye-catching, sophisticated mantle. On the other hand, if it's your primary living space, it should be used more like a TV room, complete with sofa sectional, media console and gaming spot. In the end, think about your needs; after all, a family with small children will use a playroom more than a formal sitting room.
Because the living room serves many purposes, be sure to incorporate plenty of shelves, cabinets and drawers to accommodate all your important elements. While more expensive, built-ins are the best way to do this, since they take up less space and are often customized to meet your needs. A built-in entertainment center is great for housing your TV, movies, video games and small electronics, while bookcases keep your books, picture frames and knick-knacks in check. A desk, booth or large table can act as a craft station or homework spot, while a window seat can quickly become your go-to reading(or nap!) station.
When decorating your living room space, don't be afraid of bright colours, but don't go overboard either. Stick with neutral sofas, armchairs, etc. and go bold with accessories - that way, you can easily swap out the small things when you want to try a new colour scheme. Picture frames, rugs, pillows and curtains are all great for adding colour, while mirrors, lamps and lighting can help light flow throughout the space. Hang colourful artwork on the walls, and even add an accent wall by choosing a trendy new paint colour.
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