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The living room is one of my favorite areas of the home. It’s a place to welcome guests or relax after a long day. It’s also where you can show off your own personal style. Living rooms come in all sizes, and generally have a few standard features such as a couch, coffee table and maybe an entertainment center.
While these larger pieces of furniture are important, it’s the details that are truly going to make your living room stand out. If you’re looking to add a little extra something to your space, here are a few living room details that pop.
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Living Room Trends
When it comes to your living room, staying on trend is key. The good news is that by utilizing small accessories, you can exchange them for something that’s in
- Coffee Table Centerpieces
- Throw Pillows
- Area Rugs
- Shelf Décor
- Table Lamps
- Decorative Vases
Coffee Table Centerpieces
Never overlooked, the coffee table is where the living room centers, so naturally you want to have objects that are eye-catching. Coffee table centerpieces are an important element in your living room décor. Currently, gemstones and metal accessories are popular in home décor. I’d suggest adding a stone coffee table tray to help highlight these elements. Large candles are also a coffee table centerpiece that will never go out of style. Try adding one with a beautiful scent to add another welcoming element to the room.
Who doesn’t love a good throw pillow? With so many colors, patterns and textures available, you may not know where to start. It's best to get a comfortable pillow where you’re able to change out the pillowcase with the trends. Right now, mixed textures, tassels and of course the Pantone color of the year, ultraviolet, are elements you can keep in mind when picking out your living room throw pillows.
If you want an element that really pops, try a bright and colorful area rug in your living room. Often, area rugs are an investment, so this may not be an item you change quite as often. Try to match your area rug to the overall color scheme of the room. If you’re worried about having that large of an item be too bold, try mixing a pattern. Geometric patterns such as honeycomb, herringbone
Have you ever wondered how little Knick knacks stand out in a room? Decorative shelves can help highlight these small objects you want to stand out. From small succulent planters to wooden block signs, these are fun to have but often can get hidden by the larger elements in a room. Having a few shelves in your living room dedicated to showcasing these accessories can help. One rule to follow is to add items in odd sets, keeping larger sized items off center to keep the eye moving. Don’t over clutter your shelves either, keep things spaced evenly so you can enjoy all your beautiful accessories.
If you have side tables next to your couches, these are the perfect place for a lamp that can make a statement in your living room. As mid-century modern styles are becoming popular once more, consider a ceramic lamp or a standing brass lamp. If this isn’t really your style, another popular trend is a simple white lamp with a lampshade in a bold color. Don't forget about statement lighting and chandeliers that can hang over your space, in addition to your table lamps.
You may not have considered mirrors as a décor element for your living room, but they really are the perfect wall decoration. Not only do they help distribute light around a room, but they also are a great focal point in the living room. While large mirrors are certainly a statement piece, if you’re on a budget, you might want to try organizing a few smaller mirrors in various sizes on a wall. Mixing up the shapes and sizes can help you to create a unique gallery wall that’s sure to impress your guests!
Decorative vases can sometimes be overlooked but are the perfect pop of color near a brick fireplace or bland mantel. With so many different shapes and sizes, you’ll have the freedom to choose the vase that’s right for you. However, for living room décor, clustering vases can bring all the items together. Again, working in odd numbers is best. Vases that match in color and pattern in three to five sizes are perfect. You can choose to fill them with flowers but leaving them empty is perfectly acceptable as well.
If you like vases, but don’t have enough table space, consider adding one large floor vase. These are perfect for corners that you’re not sure how to otherwise decorate or next to an entertainment center. It’s a good idea to fill these with faux ornamental grasses or reeds to complete the look.
Finding the right living room décor can be tricky because there’s so much available, but it’s important to know what décor you can prioritize and place properly to add more style. Make a few simple changes and try arranging your current décor differently to have a living room that pops!
Looking for more living room decorating ideas? Read 9 Awesome Living Room Designs.