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The living room is the space where you spend precious hours, entertaining family and friends, relaxing after a long day of work, and concocting plans to fulfill your most ambitious dreams.

If you want to add a touch of elegance to your living room, then you need to look no further. Below are some interesting design choices for upgrading your living space.

1. Lighting is Key

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Lighting sets the mood. If you want luxury, then lighting is a major factor to consider.

Chandeliers provide a dramatic and artistic statement if you’re going for luxury. Check out your favorite thrift shops if you’re on a budget. If you can’t find what you’re looking for at your second hand stores, there are no shortages of luxury lighting retailers with amazing products that are sure to impress anyone with a pulse.

2. Bring Life to Your Walls with Modern Art

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A large piece of art can add color and a bit of glamour to any room, reminiscent of stories shared by all the greatest artists and their interesting lives. Not only does an oversized artwork draw attention, but it is also a great conversation starter that livens up social gatherings.

3. Invest in Contemporary Textiles

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There is no substitute for considering the tactile aesthetic when decorating a room that appeals to all of your senses. Focus on your pillow choices as well as throws, curtains, and wall coverings, remembering always that “matchy-matchy” is out and some variety is preferable.

4. Add Drama to Your Windows

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Elegant curtains hung correctly can make a room. Custom curtains that puddle on the floor below add a dramatic flair. Even if you don’t have high ceilings in your living room, you can use your curtains to create the illusion that you do by hanging them near the ceiling to make the room appear taller.

The kiss of death with curtains is to buy them too short. Be sure to measure carefully before ordering.

5. Add Texture to Your Living Room

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Mix things up with a variety of woods, metals, glass, and fabrics to achieve a living room that is memorable. If you stick with only one or two types of textiles, you risk a safe but boring vibe reminiscent of a three-star hotel suite in a small city.

Think sleek, leather furniture accented with an oversized faux fur pillow and one accent chair that is made of a warm, interesting fabric like cotton or wool. Tie the room together with elegant curtains, rugs, pillows, throws, artwork, or window coverings made of complementary textures to complete your best version of a living room.

6. Roll Out the Carpet

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Selecting the right rug can seem overwhelming given all the choices. The key factors to evaluate are size, color, and durability. If you’re likely to have a lot of traffic including kids and pets to consider, then using a large, less expensive rug as a practical piece layered underneath a dominant, more expensive rug is a practical solution.

It is important to remember that the furniture should all fit on the main rug since it pulls the room together. Many decorators pick out the furniture, then purchase the rug last with this goal in mind.

7. Invest in Made in Italy Furniture

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In the furniture world, Italian furniture is synonymous with luxury. The best way to ensure that your living room is viewed as luxurious is to invest in top-quality Italian furniture. The names that come to mind are Bizzotto, Borbonese, Astin Martin, Arredoclassic, and Lamborghini to name a few. Only the best online luxury furniture retailers carry these Italian brands.

8. Color is Key

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Like every other design element, there are tricks to selecting paint colors that can make a dramatic difference in how luxurious your living room feels. Realtor suggests painting your trim the same color as your walls to accentuate decorative features.

By taking some of the emphasis off your walls, a greater number of color options are also possible. You can consider using bolder colors that would otherwise be too hard on the eyes when using contrasting wall and trim shades.

9. Mix and Match

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Decorating with an eclectic flair is considered the best way to go for a luxurious and custom room. Just remember, buying everything to match with a Rooms to Go type of mindset is not going to create a luxurious living space. Your living room will look like thousands of other people’s.

Mixing Scandinavian with period pieces from different times is more than okay if you want to achieve something that is uniquely yours. Don’t be afraid to buy an antique piece from the thrift store to add next to your contemporary Italian sofa. Mix favorite styles and periods for best results.

10. The TV Centerpiece

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TVs are so big that they can create havoc for decorators. That’s why it is important that you include your TV in your decorating style so that it does not disrupt or ruin the overall ambiance of the room. A few recommended ways to decorate with a TV are listed below.

  • Mount TV over Fireplace
  • Mount TV on Wall
  • Position TV on Built-In Shelving
  • Frame TV with Furniture
  • Mount TV on Dark Colored Wall