Using a Full Living Room Set as the Centerpiece of Your Decor
If you have a small room without prominent features like a fireplace, or if you have a room that you are not able to paint or decorate as you choose, your living room furniture can be used to make a statement. Using your living room set as the centerpiece of the room allows you to set off the style and look without making the area too busy.
Here are some of the best tips for choosing furniture for your living room:
Be Careful with Patterns and Prints
Floral prints, stripes, and other patterns can be fun, but when you’re using your furniture as the focal point of a room they can be a bit overwhelming. Make sure that you don’t clash different patterns or prints by choosing one print for an accent chair or loveseat, then choosing complimentary solid colors for the rest of the pieces in the living room set.
Make a “Conversation Pit”
Without a fireplace or TV to rally the furniture around, you should make the furniture itself the center of the room by creating a place perfect for lounging, socializing, and playing party and board games. You can easily make a “conversation pit” by arranging a sofa, love seat, accent chairs, ottomans, and/or benches to create a circle of seating.
On the other hand, creating a true conversation pit is completely possible with modular sofas or certain sectionals with optional added cubes for seating. Either of these options will allow you to make a U, a square, or any other configuration you might need to suit your entertainment needs.
Use Only a Few Large Pieces of Wall Art and Little Table Art
If you really want your furniture to be the highlight of the room, don’t overshadow it by cluttering the walls with photos, art, clocks, and knickknacks. Instead, choose just a few pieces of large abstract wall art that offset the colors of the furniture without drawing attention. A statement lamp or small vase with fresh flowers are perfect choices for surfaces.
Carefully Consider Your Rug Choices
If you decided to go with a pattern or print for your furniture, you should get a solid color or abstract multicolor rug that compliments the furniture without drawing attention away from it.
On the other hand, if you chose solid colors for your furniture, a stunning rug in beautiful prints can really help pull a room together. Choose carefully after you have chosen your furniture and other decors to ensure it works well with the rest of the room.
Choosing Matched Sets Doesn’t Mean They Have the Same Print
If you really want to make sure that all of your living room furniture matches perfectly, consider looking at full living room sets. These sets don’t necessarily have the same upholstery throughout the collection. While the basic style, structure, and fabric are likely to be the same across all the pieces in a collection, they may mix and match the prints and colors.
For example, you can purchase full living room sets that have a print for the accent chairs, but complementary solids for the sofa and ottomans. Matched sets also give you the ability to purchase other items for your living room from the same collection, such as side and cocktail tables.