Before you start decorating the living room, the first thing you need to do is determine the style of your living space in order to buy the right furniture and decoration pieces. Randomly buying furniture without any vision of a complete picture will have negative result on the interior. Although oriental style living room was very popular, people are currently opt for modernistic, contemporary, traditional, Tuscan and industrial design style. This means that you should make a complete contrast from your surroundings if you want to have an impressive living room. If you are living in a newly constructed luxury building you can opt for industrial or traditional style. If you live in a country side, for example, the modernist and contemporary style will leave your guests speechless. On the other hand, if you do not want to be noticed so much, you can make a warm and a pleasant place by corresponding with the environment. This can also leave a lot of positive comments. In this case you can opt for a traditional style at the country side and if you live in a luxurious building try something modern.
Making arrangements in a modernist style means you will not need a lot of furniture with small decorations. Modernist style emphasizes the simplicity and the functionality of a living room. It usually uses neutral colors as well as the white color as the most popular one, although you can sometimes find vibrant colors for obtaining a dramatic effect.
Contemporary style refers to several different styles made in the 20th and the 21st century. The lines are curved unlike the sharp edges in the modern style. Even if there are any sharp lines they are covered by plants, pillows, carpets, etc... The colors are warm and natural. The contemporary style often relies on brown and green. Decorations are mostly made out of glass, steel, nickel and chromium. The most popular wood is maple and birch and decoration materials such as silk, linen and cotton.
Traditional style is usually associated with the high-class from 18th century, especially in England and France. The most popular color is green and a peach-like color and these colors are complemented with bronze and gold to create a richer atmosphere. Floral pattern on a fabric is a common thing to see and heavy decorations on the windows. The furniture is often carved, decorated and unique. One part of the living room can be decorated with vine bottles for example. This can bring out the effect of a traditional vine basement. Bottles for this kind of decoration can be found in bottle shops.
Tuscan style is rustic, characterized by stone, elegant iron, simple furniture and detailed murals. Some details are similar to the traditional style but a lot simpler and they look like they are made a lot easier. A rustic color palette is mostly relying on brown earth tones. The fireplace decorated in the Tuscan style is essential in the living room.
The industrial style wasn’t considered as a style for a long time. This style became a lot more popular over the last few years. The advantage of this style is the quality material that will last longer then others. The secret of the organization is in the open space. The ceilings are usually high and the rooms have several purposes. The industrial style is the most modern decorating style and it is especially appreciated by interior designers.
Every style has its own characteristics and a way to emphasize small details and decorations. Only thing you have to do now is learn how to combine colors and this is something that you can learn only by experimenting. A living room should be a warm and an inviting place which can provide comfort and relaxation so you should enjoy decorating it and it will certainly shine back.