Besides perhaps the kitchen, the living room is the heart of the house. It’s where you gather as a family to watch movies, play games, and catch up on what’s going on in everyone’s lives. The comfort and functionality of the space is paramount to how much you enjoy being in there, and having the proper decor can make the room more appealing and inviting. At Masterpiece Lighting in Atlanta, we have a wonderful array of interior design options that make it easy to redecorate your living room.
Many homeowners begin their redesign of a room by looking for the centerpiece that will anchor the rest of the decor. It might be a piece of artwork or furniture, or it might be a stylish light fixture that hangs in the middle of the room. Lighting of course plays an important part in the ambiance and functionality of the space, but you may be looking for a piece of decor to act as the focal point. The centerpiece may sit on a coffee table or hang on the wall, but no matter where it’s placed, it acts as the inspiration for the rest of the accents.
Making a Statement
Another function of the focal piece is to make a statement within the room. This piece doesn’t have to be large or bursting with color, but it should be one of the first things (if not THE first thing) that people notice when they enter the room. You may have a decorative mirror on one wall that has interesting lines or a textured frame. This not only informs the rest of the room’s design, it can also help the space feel bigger by reflecting the light from your ceiling fixtures and lamps.
If you want to make a statement with a piece of art that sits on the coffee table, it’s important to think about the type of piece you want. Will it be something with smooth, flowing lines, or sharp, angular lines? If you plan on adding new furniture, consider what type of lines the chairs, the couch, and the end tables will have. Will the tables be round or rectangular? Will the couch be plush or have minimal cushioning? Your statement decor can help you decide what type of furniture your new living room needs.
Tying Everything Together
Up to this point, you’ve been thinking about your decor choices and how they help you pick out the rest of the options for your new living room. But how do you tie everything together? Everything from the color of paint you use to the area rug you place underneath everything can bring your entire design theme together into a cohesive whole. You may get your paint color from the decor you choose, or the design on a throw pillow may help you pick out an area rug. There’s inspiration to be found everywhere, and we would love to be part of your redecorating process!
If you’re updating your living room and need interior design services, come to Masterpiece today. We’re always happy to help!