How To Choose A Decorating Style For The Living Room
Different Styles for Decorating a Living Room
The living (drawing) room is a central part of the house. It is that room which is used to entertain guests and can be decorated in many ways, depending upon the lifestyle of the inmates of the house and personal decorating styles.
This is best suited for families or DINKS (i.e., Double Income No Kids couples) and more so for those who do a fair amount of formal entertaining. Colours most often chosen for such living rooms are white, cream or beige. The curtains are draped perfectly, while the sofa has a formal style. Artefacts used around the room, too, are formal in their look and feel (e.g., candles, crystal, and silverware). The flooring should also be formal (with granite or marble) or, alternatively, a silk/woollen carpet can be used.
Decors for such rooms are casual. A couch is mandatory along with a few comfortable easy chairs. Additionally, a bean bag allows for lounging. Such informal living rooms are suitable for small nuclear families with kids. Pastel shades can be used for the upholstery and it should be easy to clean everything. Rugs can be used instead of carpets as these are easier to maintain. Decoration items around the room can be a collection of mementos over the years, photographs, etc.
Melange essentially means a combination, a blend of things. Depending upon a family’s lifestyle, they can blend formal and informal elements in their living room. This is a personally defined style – a mix and match of furniture and artefacts that a family has accumulated over the years.
Vibrant & Colourful
The use of vivid colours in a living room adds to the brightness of the place. Such decors necessitate the use of bright colours for the upholstery. Alongside, the use of low seating arrangements, floor cushions, rugs, and cane furniture, add to the appeal of such styles. Masks and traditional artefacts can be used to further enhance the look.