The modern home should be a sanctuary from the chaos of modern times. In the midst of an economic crisis, crime, stress, and exhaustion, clean and simple living space is a valuable refuge. Does your living room look like it was designed with intention, or does it leave something to be desired?
The influence of Japanese design is particularly present, which uses solid colors and contrasting patterns. Take advantage of the Internet and your access to these cultures in designing your own living room. Getting rid of rustic American furniture can quickly update the style of your living room when replaced with modern furniture.
Asian styles can include a variety of colors and textures. For Japanese, go for a calm, meditative look. Soft blue, gray, brown, or green will complement subtly used hints of brighter colors, and flowers were artwork. Chinese style can be achieved using bold colors such as red or gold to accent dark woods. Whatever style you choose, pick only one, see it through, and don’t go overboard. If the room is not comfortable, it is not livable. Keep your thoughts clear for what the room will be used for.
People come to meet you and chat with you essentially because they like interacting with you. The living room often exudes the warmth and personality of the host and therefore it gives you a chance to reciprocate their feelings and make them feel welcome and happy. You can do this by creatively expressing yourself through your living room decor. If you don’t want to invest in a completely new room, you can still change things enough to create a new look. Switch out pillows and pictures every three to six months to reflect the change of season.