For those of us who may want to experience the finer things in life without having to travel far, a renovation of the living room can turn any social space into one of elegance and class. Unlike bedrooms, living room ideas should be more seriously considered, as you are aiming to provide a restful and pleasant space that is suited for anyone—and we all know you cannot go wrong with elegance.
Here are some tips on how you can redecorate your living room to transform it into an absolute gem:
1. Tall curtains
Tall curtains scream lavishness, so remove those white blinds or flowery-patterned curtains. Elegance is rooted in simplicity, so it s not so much what you have, but how you use it. You can opt for deep, rich colors such as burgundy and navy blue, or go with lighter colors instead. You may even want to experiment with gradient curtains, by which you can use two colors to accent the rest of the room.
2. Glass coffee tables
You can keep furniture simple yet elegant without having tto resort to the traditional wooden tables. Opt for coffee tables with a glass display, so you can arrange magazines on the rack below without having to cause clutter. Since they come in all shapes and sizes, it’s up to you to decide whether you would like a round, rectangular or even oval table. If you are going for modern elegance, metal legs are a nice touch, while if you’d still like something a little more modest the good old wooden legs are perfect.
The most discreetly rich colors are those that are subtle yet elegant. Cream colors such as off white, tan, sand and pastels are all rich hues that add warmth to your living room while allowing statement pieces to speak their part. Invest in creme couches and carpets, and try painting the walls and ceilings with such hues as well, to create an ambiance of elegance that is just as attractive in the evenings as during the day.
If you want raw elegance, there’s only one way to get it—a chandelier! Of course, don’t go overboard with the size of these light fixtures; make sure your chandeliers are appropriate to the size of your living room. Also make sure they look just as good when they’re off as when they are turned on, and notice the accent colors. Stay away from harsh colors such as black unless it’s a theme-color for the rest of your living room. With one of these statement pieces, you’ll feel like a duchess while sitting on your couch, sipping on some tea!
If you’re the kind of person that gets sick of a themed room quickly, invest in flowers instead of statement pieces. You’ll be able to switch up the accent color and the smell of the room at once! Lilies, roses, carnations, orchids—you name it! Place them on the coffee table or in small bundles around the living room. They are an elegant touch to any fireplace as well. Stay away from plants, as they clutter the room—remember that elegance lies in simplicity.