a unique living room
The living room of a home serves as
the central area for entertaining guests and for spending time with the family.
When choosing a design style for the living room, it is important to keep
comfort in mind while selecting décor that is attractive and functional.
vintage living room
Vintage style covers a period of time
between the end of the Second World War and the dawn of the nineteen
sixties. Bringing to mind old Hollywood
and classic television shows, vintage-style in a living room relies heavily on
color and furniture choices. Pearl-like
neutrals, including cream, soft gray and tan, were very popular colors during
this time period and are frequently seen in vintage-style décor. Accent colors
may include soft shades of yellow, peach, blue and green, as well as darker
Vintage-style furniture is heavy yet
refined; sofas and chairs may have bulky leather upholstered seating areas,
while at the same time being perched on delicately carved legs. Dark wood finishes are common, and dark brown
and black are common upholstery choices.
modern living room
Dark colored leather upholstery is
also popular in the modern-style living room.
Characterized by clean lines, smooth surfaces and a minimalist approach,
modern - or contemporary - style décor tends to be simple and
straightforward. Multi-tasking pieces
such as storage ottomans (that also function as coffee tables) are popular
choices, and large-scale entertainment and shelving units frequently fill one
wall of the room.
In addition to the dark leather and
wood surfaces, modern-style interiors also use the naturals and neutrals
popular in vintage living rooms. Earth
tones are also desirable, and jewel tones of primary colors make great
substitutes for black or are perfect for accenting a room.
country living room
Country-style is one of the most
flexible and universal designs used in a living room. Starting with a base of white or eggshell,
the style may be barn style and
rural; have an international flavor, drawing from countries as diverse as
Italy, France and Sweden; or be a celebration of Americana.
Country-style furniture typically sits
up off the ground, so sofas and loveseats will have turned or wedge-shaped
legs. A structured yet comfortable design is common and colors range from deep
gray to pale cream. Floral patterns are
also popular upholstery and drapery options, as well as being thrown in as
accents in the form of pillows or cushions.
Stripes and gingham may decorate the windows as curtains or plantation shutters may be used
for an airy, homey feel.
Shabby Chic living room
Shabby Chic living room décor could be
compared to a rustic vintage look; many of the same colors and textures are
used and the overall look can be reminiscent of the luxury-vintage-style. White is the staple color for a Shabby Chic
design, with pale or pastel shades of rose, turquoise and sage, as well as
blues and gold. Distressed finishes,
soft fabrics and a well-worn, well-loved look are the keys to a successful
Shabby Chic living room.
Wood furniture is most common in a
Shabby Chic living room, either completely or in part. Turned legs on sofas and chairs; china
cabinets and curios; and trunks and chests used for storage or as tables are