The living room is the hub of the household. It's the place to relax, after a hard days work, or to entertain guests, it's a place where the family gathers to socialize, and it's a place for my big screen television.
To begin your decorating process take time to browse through magazines and the internet, looking at the various room layouts. These are perfect ways to get decorating ideas that can be implemented in your home.
First consider what you want to achieve in your country style living room. It could be that simply rearranging your furniture, the addition of wooden bowls and baskets along with a beautiful flower arrangement is all you need to do, or maybe you want to totally redecorate the Family Room.
Do you have a focal point in your living room?
- Fireplace Mantels and artwork are a few areas to concentrate on when adding a focal point to the country living room.
- Windows are another area that can easily be improved upon. Take a look at your blinds, shades or curtains. Are they working for the rooms decor or against it?
- Adding new furniture, such as, a sofa, tables and chairs, will make a huge difference. Affordable living room furniture is very easy to find for the country theme. Although if you are satisfied with your furniture, consider giving the room a fresh facelift with paint.
- A new coat of paint can do wonders and add a whole new dimension to any room. A simple can of paint has many great decorating qualities. You can change the wall color quickly and cheaply. By painting a small room in a pale shiny color, it will make the room look larger, on the other hand painting a large room in a darker color, will make the room appear smaller.
Tip: Hanging a mirror across the room from a window, will brighten up a dark room. Sun will reflect off the mirror, making your room appear brighter.
Next, what about your living room wall decor. Many times people get complacent and never really notice how outdated or just how uncomplimentary their pictures, paintings and wall accessories have become.
Consider whether your pictures convey the country living room decor you are striving to obtain. Landscapes and scenery paintings, nostalgic period prints or paintings work well for practically any country living room decorating theme.
Consider your flooring options. Antique wood floors are always beautiful, or maybe all you need is a simple floral area rug with rich nature colors. Such country style area rugs can make a living room pop with appeal, at the same time, making it look and feel brand new.
|Country Living Room Furniture||Country Living Room Accessories|
|Wing Back Chair||Antique Mantle Clock|
|Antique Oak Rocking Chair||Pair Antique Oil Lamps|
|Wicker Rocking Chair||Hickory End Table|
|Vintage Antique Picture Frame||Vintage Hickory Coffee Table|
|Mahogany Pembroke Tables||Antique Oak Sofa and Chair|
|Vintage Oak And Brass Wine Jug||Vintage Treen Oak Storage Jar, Wooden Pot|
Designing Your Living Room Interior
When you're ready to choose the furniture, the walls and floor coverings should be in place, so that the choice of furniture, will be the best out of several possibilities.
Even if you're decorating on a budget, you can achieve a cozy country living room decor through careful choice of home accessories.
Ashley Furniture, Ikia Furniture Store, Thomasville Furniture and Broyhill Furniture are just a few of your quality furniture manufacturers.
Imagine a more livable room, one with a large, soft sofa in front of a fireplace, behind it an antique wooden table filled with books, a vintage antique picture frame, or rustic candle sconces and holders.
Or else, at the end of the sofa, a small antique hickory table, for the reading lamp and on either side a pair of comfortable chairs and ottomans.
Living Room Decorating Essentials
The main essentials in living room decorating are a comfortable sofa, a table large enough to hold books, magazines and lamps, and at least two comfortable, upholstered chairs and a smaller table.
While at the other end or side of the room, a pair of book-cases, antique curio cabinets or a small vintage table.
These balance the fireplace, since they are placed against the wall and have a corresponding shelf, cornice or mantel line.
You may want to add a chaise, a good-size table, another large chair, and another small table, depending on the size of your living room.
Balance is maintained by using objects or collectibles in pairs. A pair of vases, candlesticks, bowls, or jars. Placed at either end of the mantel, they should be higher than the intervening objects, to form a sweeping curve. Also they help to frame the over-mantel picture or mirror.