Creating a Comfortable Living Room

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Creating a comfortable home starts with purchasing the right living room furnishings. To create a welcoming atmosphere that your family and guests will enjoy, you will want to choose warm colors, comfortable fabrics, and well-coordinated pieces. One currently popular trend in home design is to have an open space that joins the living room with the dining area. To create a comfortable atmosphere in these spaces, purchase dining tables that compliment the pieces that you choose for the living room space. Thethreemain factors you need to consider when creating a warm and inviting area are color, style, and fabric.

Warmer tones such as coffee, caramel, or terra cotta are very popular choices for living room furnishings because they help create an inviting atmosphere. If your room has white trim or crown molding, you can add richer colors to your walls. The colors you choose for your end tables and coffee tables should coordinate with the rest of the room. You will want to select pieces that tie the sitting areas to the entertainment pieces. You can also use accent pieces such as pillows, paintings, or plants to bring warm and inviting colors into your living room. For those whose living room and dining room are within the same space, you can use coordinating colors in accent pieces such as dishes in a hutch or table linens that are made with the same colors as the pillows you choose for your seating area.

Furniture styles are very important to consider. You want to choose pieces that will reflect your personality while adding a comfortable element to your décor. In some cases, you will want to select furniture pieces that have multiple functions such as a desk behind your couch to separate a space while providing a homework or bill paying area. The desk could also be used to hold decorative accent pieces while not in use. When considering styles of living room furnishings, you will want to think about a console table or another piece that will house your electronics. A computer armoire or a hutch that can be closed when not in use is a great option for you if you want to entertain without the distraction of the television.

One of the most important factors in choosing the right furnishings to create a comfortable living room is the selection of fabrics for the seating area. You will want to have fabric that can be cleaned easily and is durable enough to hold up to repeated use. This is especially true in homes with small children or pets. Some durable fabrics to choose include soft suedes and brocades. These fabrics are available in warm colors, are durable, and they hide dirt.

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Michelle Young is an interior designer who has helped many families find the perfect balance of style and function for their bedroom, dining room , home office and living room furnishings.

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This article was published on 2011/03/30