By Desaree Perron. Living Room. Published at Monday, February 18th, 2019 - 20:45:30 PM.
When choosing living furniture, most people will choose the furniture they like irrespective of the décor or the general furnishings of the room. They may see a lovely sofa with chairs to match, or a sectional unit that they can switch around as the mood takes them. However, few take the whole look of the room into consideration, or take a holistic view of furnishing their living room. If you are unsure what this means, then take a themed room into consideration, such as an Egyptian or Wild West theme. The home décor, furniture accessories and even the carpeting or rugs are chosen with the theme in mind: that is the meaning of taking a holistic approach to living room furniture. Your living room need not be furnished and decorated to a specific historical period, but should at least appear to be matched and perhaps follow a certain theme in terms of color or period. For example, Amish furniture looks best in a plainly decorated room, and would look out of place with lush drapes, heavily patterned carpets or event brightly painted walls.
There are many other accent pieces that can be use to complement your living room furniture, and also add to the look of the room, or even its theme if you prefer to have themed rooms. Ignoring the obvious Egyptian statues, African masks and Native American artifacts for the more obvious themes, those preferring more modern themes can use chess sets and tables, figurines, lamps, trays and boxes to accentuate the decor of their living rooms.
Once you have planned for each phase of creating your new living room, you will need to decide if you need professional assistance. If you have the skills, the experience, and the time to do all the work yourself, and conform to local building code regulations, you are ready to get started. But if local government requires that some work be done by licensed professionals or if you don’t have the skills to do all of the work yourself, it is time to bring in the professionals and schedule the work. You may decide that the project is too extensive for you to handle due to limited skills or time restrictions. If you plan to have the entire job professionally done, you might want to save yourself the risks and the headaches of managing schedules and subcontractors by hiring a general contractor to oversee the entire job.
Make your selection of furniture, choose rugs to suit your overall decorative theme, and then the lamps, mirrors and other accent pieces. You can put all of these together to create a fabulous living room. A holistic approach to living room furniture involves more than just furnishing, but also an appreciation of accessories an accent pieces such as occasional tables, curio cabinets, rugs and more – but it is well worth the work involved. We expect an astonishing number of functions from our living room on a daily basis. It must house our guests stylishly, contain our children entertainingly and calm our stress soothingly at the end of it all. With so many demands, it is understandable that interior design experts recommend having multiple levels of living room lighting to accommodate all of the varied tasks involved. While many homeowners prefer to have a variety of lighting for this area, each layer geared to accommodate a different purpose, it can be difficult to know which are the best living room lighting options. This article will guide you through the different living room lighting options as your disposal and when it is best to use each one.
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