The Importance of lamps when it comes to decoration can’t be overstated. You may have decorated and designed your space with taste and care, but you’ll find that lighting makes all the difference.Read More
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While the fashion world seems to be obsessed with monochrome, the look can be tricky to translate to interiors. Living rooms are meant to be a place to converse, relax, and relish in the comforts of home. A neutral living room is not only easier on the eye, but it’s also quieter than having various shades. Moreover, it’s beautiful and exudes timeless elegance. Neutral colors are also versatile, allowing you to decorate even as your preferences and trends change.
If you’re looking to create a stylish living room space with a neutral theme, here are some ways you can make your living room stand out.
Incorporate a Few But Functional Furnishings
Living rooms only need a few pieces of furniture, making them easy to design. Having a set of sofas, coffee table, armchair and occasional tables designed for conversation and comfort is enough. You can choose to add multifunctional pieces like ottomans, mantles or bookshelves in neutral shades such as gray and brown. An area rug helps to center the room and makes your space cozier. If you’re short on space, look for furniture that can be used for other functions.
Add a Statement Piece
You can add interest to what you consider dull or boring living room space by including a statement piece. A round marble table not only adds a bit of luxury to your space, but it also contrasts the neutral furniture in your space. You could also opt for a beautiful piece of artwork or a gorgeous rag to grab people’s attention.
Mix and Match
While you may have your living room in the same cohesive color palette, you don’t have to settle for the same pieces. You can mix and match fabrics and styles to create some elegance. A mix of vintage and modern will be a perfect choice if you’re looking to add a little depth. What’s more, you can go for tables and sofas in varying sizes and shapes. A chair with a unique silhouette or a chaise lounge would also make your space look fresh.
Focus on lighting
There is a misconception that neutral colored spaces are boring and just plain boring. If you’re looking to make an impression, consider adding dramatic lighting for that sophisticated look. A dazzling chandelier can serve as a décor item while at the same time giving your space a sense of presence and purpose. You can also have an assortment of table lamps, sconces, and floor lamps to add light throughout the room. Ensure that all the corners are lit as dark corners make a room appear smaller than usual.
Opt for Quality Fabrics
You don’t have to go for all white or brown furniture. As a homeowner, you can combine the neutrals as long as you’re knowledgeable about your upholstery and textiles choices. Manufacturers can measure the durability, clean-ability, strength and friction, if you’re afraid of spills and stains, look for fabric that has a stain protectant. Leather, microfiber, faux suede are durable and will last you a long time.
Add an eye-catching wallpaper
A beautiful wallpaper serves as a focal point to your living room space. If you have a neutral sofa, you can select any wallpaper design to add visual interest to your space.
Experiment with cushions in different colors and patterns
You don’t have to settle for plain sofas when you can make an impact. Simply, throw in cushions with different colors, patterns, shapes, and sizes.
Play With Patterns
Go beyond upholstery and accent fabrics when adding pattern into your neutral living room. Woven blinds, paneled woodwork, and coffee tables have abstract striations and geometric grid designs that complement a space without overcrowding it.
Complement With Mirrors
Mirrors are useful in a neutral living room as they reflect light and enlarge the space. Moreover, they are neutral and add depth whether you are dealing with grays, creams, whites, browns or any other shade.
If you’re looking to add a personal touch to your space, consider introducing scents and candles to your living room. You can also find candles that match your neutral theme.
Creating a stylish living room is possible even if you’re working with a neutral theme. Try out some of these ideas to revamp your space.
Monday, April 10, 2017 2:03:51 PM America/Detroit
A good night sleep matters so much that six in 10 Americans would forego everything else just to have some eye shut. Sleep depends on your stress levels, comfort, and room temperature. However, to get it right, you need to start with the basics. Your mattress is the key to a restful sleep.Read More
Monday, April 3, 2017 3:57:07 PM America/Detroit
Another year is here with us. There are tons of new furniture styles and trends, which you can choose from. However, it also presents a challenge where there are so many options that you wonder what is good for you. Read on for we have picked some of the most exquisite furniture pieces that you must have at home.Read More
Thursday, August 11, 2016 10:49:10 AM America/Detroit
Stepping into a professionally designed home can be exhilarating and exciting. You'll find your jaw dropping to the floor and exclaim, "People live like this?" and you might feel inspired to revamp your own home. However, not all of us have that creative edge to design a space that is cozy and inviting because all of those accents and decorations just seem to be place perfectly throughout a space. Well, if you want professionally designed and styled rooms in your home, you don't have to spend big bucks or hire a designer because it's a little easier than you might think. To decorate your home like it is in a design catalog, the best NYC furniture stores Express Furniture Warehouse has compiled a list of the top home design bloggers you should follow!Read More
Thursday, August 11, 2016 10:43:03 AM America/Detroit
Did you know that light intensity can affect a person's mood? Whether it's bright or dark, lighting is a powerful thing that can change the way you feel in both positive and negative ways. In fact, it can have such an influential factor that it could affect your psychological well-being. For instance, we all know that the amount of sunlight decreases each day as the fall season progresses and it becomes increasingly limited as we get closer to the winter. This is due to the Earth's rotation, its axis and its proximity to the sun - as we get further away from the sun, we experience less daylight and that could cause some people to get those winter blues.Read More
Thursday, August 11, 2016 10:25:13 AM America/Detroit
When it comes to your home, how much thought went into the color choices of your furniture, wall paint and decor? Was it something that took a few days to decide or was it love at first sight? Well, color is a powerful design tool that isn't just about personal tastes, it can change the way a space feels and create a variety of moods. In fact, there is some psychological reasoning behind color, which can help you create different vibes in each room of your home. Check out the different moods you can create with a few simple color changes!Read More
Thursday, August 11, 2016 10:18:47 AM America/Detroit
Are you getting ready to purchase new furniture for your home? Are you looking at living room, bedroom or dining room furniture? Regardless of what room you're furnishing, the process is similar to buying a car – there are so many styles, colors and choices that it can take some time to find the perfect pick. The key is to be a savvy shopper…but do you know what mistakes commonly occur when buying furniture? Check out these 10 mistakes to avoid when purchasing furniture!Read More
Thursday, August 11, 2016 10:12:01 AM America/Detroit
An area rug can be a room's most definitive and stylish decorative item. Depending on its size, shape, and color, an area rug can change the entire look and tone of a room, or establish an elevated sense of cohesion among furniture. It's for this reason that homeowners continue to turn to the area rug when decorating a home's interior.
While area rugs are staples of home décor, some homeowners may be unsure of how to best protect and preserve their rugs. To extend the longevity of your area rug, it's essential to be diligent about regular care and upkeep. The quality of an area rug can quickly diminish as a result of foot traffic, sunlight exposure, dust, dirt, and stains if adequate care isn't given. For area rugs delicately constructed or made of fine materials, this care becomes even more important.
So how can you properly care for your area rug from a furniture store in NYC?Read More
Thursday, August 11, 2016 10:08:20 AM America/Detroit
Have you been getting enough sleep lately? Are you up all night tossing and turning at an attempt to get comfortable? No one likes getting out of bed feeling exhuasted, achy and tired but that old, uncomfortable mattress might be the biggest reason why you can't catch some Z's. Not to mention that sleep deprivation can lead to a variety of ill side effects like a slower metabolism, bad mood and decreased alertness. Don’t let your uncomfortable mattress ruin another nights rest! Check out this guide to learn about different mattresses and which kind may help you get back to sleep.Read More
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