Category: Living Room

Cozy Farmhouse Living Room Decoration Ideas 41

46 Cozy Farmhouse Living Room Decoration Ideas

Your living room should be decorated in your own personal style, not that of a decorator. The living room is usually the first room that your guests see so it is usually a little more formal than the rest of your home. It should also reflect the style preferences of your family members.

There are many decorating styles that you can choose from. The most popular are traditional, country, contemporary, and transitional. You probably prefer one style over another. If you don’t think that you have a style preference, look through some magazines and catalogs to see which ones you like. While you are looking, also look to see which color schemes you like best.

When I decorate a room, I try to mix and match furniture. I do not like to purchase furniture as a suite. I believe that this makes the room look boring and unwelcoming.

For instance, if you like the traditional style, choose pieces of furniture that can build that look for you. By choosing furniture a piece at a time, you will come up with a unique look that is all your own. Use your ingenuity and imagination to create a rare look that reflects your own style. This can be easily done on a limited budget.

Let’s talk about some of the different styles:

Traditional Style

Traditional decorating covers many periods and can include furniture designs from the very elegant to those of the more simple American tradition. You can find good reproductions that look as beautiful as the hard-to-find antiques.

Accessories are more elaborate. Portraits and paintings have double matting with carved or gilded frames. Tables are made of dark wood and have a good number of accessories and floral arrangements. Lighting in the room emphasizes the warmth and richness of the furnishings.

Country Style

Country decorating is informal and cozy. It can be more romantic, like an English cottage, or spare like a Shaker farmhouse.

Antique furniture is usually handcrafted and fabrics are plaid, tweeds and prints. Accents include quilts, old toys and dried flowers.

Contemporary Style

A contemporary style is more dramatic. The furniture is usually low profile and sleek. Simplicity is key in a contemporary living room. Low furniture arrangements are used to give the room and open and uncrowded feeling.

Room accessories usually include one-of-a-kind art pieces that are dramatic and colorful. Indirect lighting is deflected from the ceiling and walls and can add to the drama of the contemporary living room.

Transitional Style

Transitional decorating brings furnishings from different eras together. This creates a room with a unique flair and is usually not limited to just one style. Window treatments are more simple, and often, window treatments are not used at all. Furniture is larger and has simple, straight lines to compliment smaller pieces that have soft, curved lines.

Room accessories are limited to just a few outstanding pieces. Use recessed lighting to keep it low key and to feature architectural fixtures for drama.

Whether you are decorating the entire living room, or simply just sprucing it up, you need to start with a plan. Get your inspiration from books and magazines and by visiting different high-end furniture stores. Decide on your basic style and color scheme and go for it!

Awesome Farmhouse Living Room Ideas 40

44 Awesome Farmhouse Living Room Ideas

For those who live out in the country in a ranch house, farm house, log cabin or any country style home for that matter and are looking for a dining table to match the setting should strongly consider a farmhouse dining table. This dining table is perfect for people who need extra room in their house for gatherings or for those who appreciate spacious dining arrangements.

In addition to the ample space, the farmhouse table also helps you capture the rustic essence that makes a house vintage. A major selling point is the lasting endurance, plain and simple. The durability of these tables allows them to be passed down again and again as well as their ability to weather the wear and tear they endure. Their incredible durability is due in part to the material that’s used to construct them such as maple and oak, which also happens to have a beautiful finish and appeal.

If you are feeling creative and have some extra time on your hands, then constructing your own table is an idea worth considering. Old barn wood makes a great material to construct the table with, which will certainly give the table a unique appearance that isn’t seen in stores too often.

Once you’ve acquired a rustic farmhouse dining table to your liking, you should possibly consider other furniture to fill out the rest of the room like a solid oak coffee table. Coffee tables are great accent pieces for a living room because they take up little space and have amazing versatility where you can store books, magazines, and place coffee mugs on top of.

Now that you’ve made your mind up on buying a farmhouse dining table, deciding on the quality of table and subsequent price is the next step. Prices can range from next to nothing, if you shop at yard sales, or in the hundreds, if you buy in furniture stores. To find great deals, it’s always smart to search the internet where numerous deals and discounts are offered every day. Additionally, what might be the last place you expect to find a deal is at a yard sale. People hold onto furniture for years, often stored indoors and are kept in excellent condition, which means when they are ready to sell they will practically give the furniture away for a decent offer. Ideally, you will find a table that matches the vibe of your home at a reasonable price if you take advantage of the internet and local furniture sales.

 

Minimalist Living Room Decor Ideas With Perfect Lighting 37

46 Minimalist Living Room Decor Ideas With Perfect Lighting

There are so many living room decorating ideas, from glamorous to elegant to country chic. Most decorators will tell you, though, that perfecting the basics is the best way to design and decorate a beautiful living room.

The basics of living room decorating ideas are simple: wall covering, floor covering and furnishings. In these three areas, you want to keep things neutral and comfortable so they will be long-lasting and always in style. Get trendy in other areas of the room, like storage and lighting – basically, with things that won’t be too expensive to replace when you get tired of them.

Once the walls, floors and furniture are set, the real creative fun begins. Now it’s time to add those special touches that make a room your own. There are a wide variety of living room decorating ideas that can be used to turn a blank canvas into the cozy living room of your dreams. Here we will cover a few simple and easy ways to enhance your living room decor using lighting, color and storage.

Lighting is often overlooked as a decorating tool, because it is also functional. Items that have a function and can enhance a room’s decor are the most valuable decorations, since they serve a dual purpose. The lights set a room’s ambiance, so a living room should be relaxing and not too bright. If the room is large, don’t shy away from large lamps to make a bold style statement. On the other hand, don’t use something too big in a small living room. Always try to create a balance when decorating and keep things pleasing to the eye.

Don’t forget to add color. That doesn’t mean bringing in a bright green couch. Keep the couch neutral, and get some brightly colored throw pillows and blankets for a punch of color. Flowers also introduce a nice touch of color, and lightly scented fresh flowers can really add life to a living room. Silk flowers are fine as long as they are attractive and not overdone.

Wall coverings like paintings or photographs bring both color and personality into a room. This is wonderful way to express your style and make the room feel complete and put together. If you have a large painting or photograph, think about using it as the focal point of the room. Draw the colors out and use them in other areas of the room to bring everything together and make the entire room look like one cohesive art piece.

Every room also needs storage, and this is one of the best ways to enhance the decor and highlight a decorative theme. Baskets and bins can easily be painted to match the room, and used to store anything from blankets to pillows to newspapers to DVDs. Be creative and step out of the box every now and then. This is the best way to make your decoration a true reflection of you.

 

Modern Shabby Chic Farmhouse Living Room Decor Ideas 41

44 Modern Shabby Chic Farmhouse Living Room Decor Ideas

An open family room and kitchen where the family eats is designed in charming farmhouse style which makes it a warm and welcoming heart for the home. The focal point in the kitchen is the ivory wall with a sliding tribal carved barn door that evokes old world charm. The sari curtains covering the cabinet under the sink gives an eclectic period touch.The kitchen and living room are designed for lazy relaxed get-together with family and friends. Soft shades of beige and white, the living room has vintage chai tables with pillows scattered on the rug. The Haveli door dining table kitchen table is set near an arched bay window, bringing light and warmth inside. Rustic old woods and vintage corbels accented with green foliage serve as center pieces.

The bedroom has a kamasutra headboard in rustic wood bringing in a touch of the bohemian. The handloom cotton linens match the bed. Sheer sari curtains are draped over the top of the bed giving a romantic feel. The tall white curtains hanging from the ceiling make the room feel larger. A barn door slider made from Indian old doors give the unique statement needed. The master bath is a sanctuary of calmness with Buddha carvings lined across the walls in old sandstone finish providing a nice contrast to the smooth countertops. The dual vanity sinks created out of a huge Haveli door sideboard has a granite top and utility drawers.The reclaimed oak wood floor carries on from the bedroom into the bathroom.

The hallway has a large hanging arched window mirror opposite an abstract painting. This gives an illusion of bigger space as well as bringing in the element of nature. An old hope chest in distresses blue completes the decor.

The old Indian bench in the entryway brings a touch of country cottage style. The focal point is a three arch jharokha mirror which is reminiscent of old village days. The rustic long console table holds extravagant floral arrangements in vintage containers accented with pillar candles. An old architectural arch and exposed wooden beams give the room a vintage style. Old fashioned bookcases filled with white china and travel collections add the lived in feel.

Shabby chic style plays with farmhouse design in this charming dining room. A rustic distressed wooden table made from old Indian doors occupies the center of the room. A majestic cart bench sits at one end of the table and wrought iron chairs on the other side. A collage of rustic design and architecture, farmhouse style interiors are cozy and complete.

 

Amazing Rustic Farmhouse Living Room Design Ideas 43

45 Amazing Rustic Farmhouse Living Room Design Ideas

Your living room should be decorated in your own personal style, not that of a decorator. The living room is usually the first room that your guests see so it is usually a little more formal than the rest of your home. It should also reflect the style preferences of your family members.

There are many decorating styles that you can choose from. The most popular are traditional, country, contemporary, and transitional. You probably prefer one style over another. If you don’t think that you have a style preference, look through some magazines and catalogs to see which ones you like. While you are looking, also look to see which color schemes you like best.

When I decorate a room, I try to mix and match furniture. I do not like to purchase furniture as a suite. I believe that this makes the room look boring and unwelcoming.

For instance, if you like the traditional style, choose pieces of furniture that can build that look for you. By choosing furniture a piece at a time, you will come up with a unique look that is all your own. Use your ingenuity and imagination to create a rare look that reflects your own style. This can be easily done on a limited budget.

Let’s talk about some of the different styles:

Traditional Style

Traditional decorating covers many periods and can include furniture designs from the very elegant to those of the more simple American tradition. You can find good reproductions that look as beautiful as the hard-to-find antiques.

Accessories are more elaborate. Portraits and paintings have double matting with carved or gilded frames. Tables are made of dark wood and have a good number of accessories and floral arrangements. Lighting in the room emphasizes the warmth and richness of the furnishings.

Country Style

Country decorating is informal and cozy. It can be more romantic, like an English cottage, or spare like a Shaker farmhouse.

Antique furniture is usually handcrafted and fabrics are plaid, tweeds and prints. Accents include quilts, old toys and dried flowers.

Contemporary Style

A contemporary style is more dramatic. The furniture is usually low profile and sleek. Simplicity is key in a contemporary living room. Low furniture arrangements are used to give the room and open and uncrowded feeling.

Room accessories usually include one-of-a-kind art pieces that are dramatic and colorful. Indirect lighting is deflected from the ceiling and walls and can add to the drama of the contemporary living room.

Transitional Style

Transitional decorating brings furnishings from different eras together. This creates a room with a unique flair and is usually not limited to just one style. Window treatments are more simple, and often, window treatments are not used at all. Furniture is larger and has simple, straight lines to compliment smaller pieces that have soft, curved lines.

Room accessories are limited to just a few outstanding pieces. Use recessed lighting to keep it low key and to feature architectural fixtures for drama.

Whether you are decorating the entire living room, or simply just sprucing it up, you need to start with a plan. Get your inspiration from books and magazines and by visiting different high-end furniture stores. Decide on your basic style and color scheme and go for it!

 

Stylish Gray Sofa Living Room Décor Ideas 41

45 Stylish Gray Sofa Living Room Décor Ideas

The living room is one of the most important rooms in the entire house. It not only welcomes guests and visitors, it also serves as the focal point and acts as a showcase for the entire house. In simple terms, the living room is the focal point of a home.

Contemporary living room furniture is generally preferred by people who enjoy modern styles of living. Contemporary furniture can be chosen to fit any house, and offers a wide variety of choices that are almost guaranteed to suit any taste, comfort and style. Moreover, it adds a contemporary flair to the living room.

Typical characteristics of contemporary living room furniture include modular sofas, abstract lighting sources, pedestal tables, sleek sideboards, etc. Some of the hallmarks of contemporary living room designs include monochromatic color schemes that are deliberately understated, modular elements that are integrated so as to have multiple uses and curvilinear shapes.

C0ntemporary living room furniture often uses deliberate monochromes such as gray and black. However, to add a dash of color and luster, certain contemporary living room furniture designs make use of colorful cushions or leather covered stools of various shapes, like cubes. Other accessories commonly used to fill up bare spots include accent chairs, end tables and wicker coffee tables.

No living room is considered complete without the presence on an entertainment center. TV stands, speaker cubicles and racks to store CDs or DVDs come in a variety of models, some that incorporate futuristic designs and lighting styles to fit the décor of any living room. They come in a variety of finishes with clear or frosted glass doors. Most of these systems use innovative wire management systems to mask the jumble of wires that normally accompany any home entertainment system.

All said and done, contemporary living room furniture may be just what is needed to add that touch of elegance and sophistication to any living room. The décor and styling can be chosen to suit any budget.

 

Stunning Living Rooms With Leather Furniture Decorating Ideas 33

45 Stunning Living Rooms With Leather Furniture Decorating Ideas

Decoration of your lovely home is an important task. You need to use the best possible techniques of interior decoration to maximize the overall beauty of your homes. One of the best techniques of interior decoration is using good-looking designer furniture. You can create a pleasant atmosphere for living by placing elegant piece of furniture in your house wherever required.

The living room is among the most used places in every home. People spend their leisure time with other members of their family in living room watching television, listening music or just chatting with each other. It is the place where you sit with your guests and visitors, so you need to take extra care in decorating this portion of your home.

To give a vibrant look to your living room, you need to consider several things. From lighting arrangement to, furniture to sit and relax as well as placement of your latest entertainment gadgets are the most important points to consider. Proper planning is the key to success of your interior designing. Here are a few tips to decorate your living room:

o Furniture – Living room furniture has very important role in interior designing. It is a major factor in deciding the look and feel of your living room. They should be attractive, cost effective as well as comfortable at the same time. You can think of buying leather furniture (leather sofa sets or leather recliner) to give a unique look. You also have options of selecting furniture with fabric finish matching with the color scheme of your living room. One more experiment that you can do with placement of living room furniture is by using sectional sofa sets. Sectional sofa sets bring a different effect and convenient sitting in your living room.

o Placement of Entertainment Gadgets – Effective placement of entertainment gadgets along with stylish wall units can also create a magical effect in your living room. These days you can find specialized furniture for placement of your television, music and video players. Multi piece wall sets are very popular these days that helps you in arrangement of all entertainment devices at one place.

o Lighting – There is great significance of lighting arrangements in living room. It creates the mood of people and set a pleasant environment for spending time.

If you are willing to renovate your living room with unique and ultra modern interior designing themes then contact an experienced interior designer, or designer furniture dealers in your area. They will help you in making your dream home.

 

Inspiring Living Room Carpet Decorating Ideas 40

44 Inspiring Living Room Carpet Decorating Ideas

In the contemporary age, the homeowners are very conscious to decorate their homes especially their living rooms in the most luxurious style by getting help of an interior designer. The professional interior designers help you to décor your home in the unique style, which is not so conventional or boring.

There are many tips for decorating living rooms with contemporary furniture and you should follow such useful and innovative tips for your room décor. You should choose all colours of your decorative items with perfect blend of shades, which coordinate with other living room items so that there will be a complete harmony of all contemporary furniture items, curtains, bed sheets and other decorative items.

You should follow a perfect colour scheme according to the modern trends, having perfect blend of all bright and dull shades like yellow and purple, black or white and red, orange, or yellow etc. you may choose some stylish upholstery patterns or striped sofa with floral rugs or carpets in the room.

You shouldn’t need to use excessive photographs of your family in living rooms, always try to use contemporary frames and places, which give fantastic contemporary touches to your room décor. You may choose a variety of contemporary furniture for your room, manufactured by different kinds of materials like glass, chrome, leather, stainless steel, wood and platinum.

You can coordinate few antique pieces with your contemporary decorative items. Never overload your living rooms with excess furniture if you like to have spacious rooms where you may get relaxation easily. If you have naughty kids, who visit the living room regularly, and you want to protect your precious contemporary furniture from any kind of damages, so try to use durable products of branded furniture manufacturers.

Always try to use contemporary design, having all bold, unconventional and sleek shapes, which enhance appearance of your living room so attractively. The main features of contemporary furniture are distinguished so prominently like its clean edges, soft upholstery, bright colors of couches and other items. There are varieties of different outstanding and innovative contemporary living rooms, which are manufactured by different reputable manufacturers and designers.

You may find some timeless artistic works of manufacturers who may design exclusive contemporary living room furniture for your home décor. You may have assortments of all such contemporary living room furniture including sofas, couches, coffee tables, TV furniture, armchair, and bookshelf, etc. You may buy affordable rates of ready-made contemporary furniture for your living room by renovating all your old furniture with the latest designs and styles of furniture.

 

Most Popular Wooden Chair Designs For Living Room 41

45 Most Popular Wooden Chair Designs For Living Room

We can never live without chairs. They are in all places where humans congregate. We have them in our homes, in the workplace, and in entertainment venues. We use them to relax our tired bodies and we even sleep in them when sleep is overwhelming and our eyes need to rest too.

Wooden chairs are charming because they offer us comfort and a soft spot where we can stop and sit for a while to recollect our minds. Everybody has a favorite chair and it’s all good if it’s a wooden one. As a woodworker, wouldn’t you have a favorite chair design that you would like to share with others?

Some woodworkers share their wooden chair plans and give them out for free. You can find them in the internet together with other free woodworking plans. There are wooden chair plans for sale and these are excellent ones but those that are free could be good too. You just have to be patient in searching for them.

There are all kinds of wooden chair plans available in the internet and there would be one that is perfect for the amount of experience you have and your skill level. There are plans that call for exotic wood types and building them requires you to have more experience and advanced skill level to create.

There are wooden chair plans for novices who are just starting to explore the exciting world of woodworking and there are those for intermediate level woodworkers who have some experience and can use power tools with confidence and accuracy. It’s up to you what type of chair you want to build as there are many to choose from.

Are you up to the challenge of building a classic Kentucky chair? It should be easy enough for a woodworker with intermediate skills but may present some sort of a challenge for a novice one. You can try making a rocking chair which you can bring in your living room, in front of the fire and spend a winter evening just enjoying the warmth of the fire and the company of your family. You might want to bring your rocking chair out into the port in summer to enjoy a light early evening breeze.

Every home has dining chairs so why don’t you try your hands at building a set for your homes. They are not complicated projects and having wooden chair plans to guide you would make them easier to construct. Wooden garden swing seats are expensive but would be quite easy and cheap to build. A set of charming wooden garden chairs will be so inviting to you and your guest to spend some time in the garden to relax and perhaps watch a bird or two visit you there.

They are both easy and cheap to build if you use recycled wood. The wear and tear that the wood has naturally gone through will add more charm to your finished wooden garden chairs. If you have a swimming pool, would there be anything else that can add more enjoyment to taking a dip in the pool than wooden loungers? One or two of these by your pool side will let you and some friends or family spend a lovely Sunday lounging and just being lazy for a day.

 

43 Fantastic Light Grey Living Room Décor Ideas

Your home will exude a distinctive and very individual feel when furnished appropriately to take advantage of the unique interior architecture and colours of the walls. You should pay particular attention to your lounge, which is the most important room of your home because it serves both as a focal point for family activity and for receiving guests. Hence your living room furniture should be selected with an eye to aesthetic, comfort and utility considerations.