Living Room Design Tips



1. Set the Mood with Color

A serene scheme of soft blue and white makes this spacious living room feel calm, cool, and collected--a gracious setting for elegant gatherings. A light tan carpet underfoot warms the space and keeps the cool tones in balance.



2. Finish the Walls and Ceilings

To make it a welcoming room that expresses your personality, choose wall coverings or treatments that reflect your style. The effect brings warmth and texture to the walls and gives them a look of antiquity.



3. Add Character with Architectural Trimwork

The style of trimwork helps give your home a distinctive look, whether classical, contemporary, old-world, or regional. Projecting lintels over the door and windows, give this white-washed living room a sense of place.



4. Choose Stylish Comfortable Flooring

In keeping with the function of the living room as a public space, choose a floor covering that provides comfort underfoot. Hardwood floors are one of the most popular choices for living room floors, but ceramic tile, stone tile, and full carpeting work too.



5. Create Focal Point

A focal point anchors the living room and helps draw you into the space. In most living spaces, the television is the true center of attention. A beautiful view or a stunning piece of art can also serve as a room's focal point.