The living room is the place where the whole family can sit and relax together. It is also the room you welcome guests into. You want it to make the right impression. Most of us decorate our living rooms more often than any other room in the house. We want it to look good, so there may even be seasonal updates to the decor throughout the year. Perhaps you spend more waking hours in this room than any of the others? Why not go for a luxury upgrade?
Start with the flooring. For a beautiful floor, it has to be hardwood. Oak has proven to be very popular because it lasts a lifetime and can be quite versatile. In fact, it is easier to match the rest of your wooden furniture to oak as there are so many choices. When it comes to flooring, there is no need for a high shine polish. Choose a light shade, and enjoy all the warmth of that amazing oak grain. Finally, add a plush rug in a strong, vibrant color. Why not pick an energetic pattern?
Your sofa and armchairs should be high quality if you’re looking for a luxury finish. That doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be comfortable! Pick a good quality manufacturer for your leather seating. It will last longer, and the colors will stay true. Be bold and daring with a green chesterfield sofa for this room. They sit easily in the space, and you can add other armchairs and seating without it looking out of place. The button work is gorgeous!
Curtains, drapes, and voiles are all essential parts of any living room. Remember, they need to be functional as well as adding a touch of luxury to your decor. If you live in an area that becomes cold in the winter, then thermal lined drapes are a must! If you want a bit more privacy, then voiles are ideal. They also disperse the natural light beautifully into the room to make it softer and more comfortable. Color is really important here. You can choose to match the seating or go for something softer and more decorative.
Many people like the idea of a solid wood sideboard in the living room. It’s handy for storing all those games and magazines that can often clutter the room. Alternatively, why not place a large coffee table in the middle of the room? These often come with storage solutions that may be just enough for your. Finish the room with a storage footstool on casters so it can be moved into position whenever you fancy putting your feet up. Best of all, they too can hide away all those kids’ toys!
The living room is also where we gather to watch TV and movies. Choose a high-end high-resolution TV. Curved screens give the best view from any angle. You can install a surround sound system with speakers strategically placed around the room. Why not add some LED lighting around the edges of the room to give it that luxury cinema feel? Love your luxury living room.