Living Room / March 15, 2018 / .
Living room colors pack an extra punch when used against white walls and sofas. A saturated blue accent wall is the starting point for the infusion of color in this crisp white living room. Rich gold, bold prints and a wild rug complement the spring-like nature of the peppy sofa. Subtle metallic and mirrored accents, such as the tables and light fixtures, add shine to complete the airy, family-friendly look.
Instead, aim for a light and airy feel, with smaller or more delicate-looking furniture, and emphasize light and bright through neutral hues, lots of natural light and mirrors to create the illusion of extra space. Wicker or Victorian-era wooden furniture can instantly open a small space. Light blues and yellows can make a cramped space seem larger, and less bric-a-brac on your tables and walls can create an uncluttered and hospitable design.
If you are struggling to find the best living room ideas to update your home, use our vast library of design inspirations to get started. For eclectic collections, read about creating a unique vintage feel. When it is time to redecorate for the holiday season, use our Christmas design ideas for inspiration. If you can not figure out where the TV should be placed, we have advice on that too. And do not forget to check our infographic that provides guidance on laying out your furniture to maximize results. When you spend extra time thoughtfully planning out your design, your living room will become the wonderfully welcoming space you want it to be.
For an easy splash of color, outfit windows in treatments with bold hues and unique patterns. Here, unlikely chevron curtains transform this muted space into a fabulously lively living room. Place a few accessories mimicking the color scheme around the room, such as the striped vintage chairs shown here. Stacked white frames placed between the windows tie the neutral wall colors together.