It is often said that the kitchen is at the heart of every home, but with many of us spending more time in the living room than any other room, you’d be forgiven for disagreeing.
From watching TV to entertaining friends, it is fair to say that your lounge plays many important roles in family life – and should be as comfortable and practical as possible to accommodate each of its many uses.
It’s not all about functionality though, and if you enjoy living a luxurious lifestyle, then the chances are that you will want to inject a little glamour and sophistication into your home, too.
Thankfully, doing so has never been easier – and all it takes is a few carefully chosen pieces of furniture and some opulent touches to create a living space to be proud of.
Unsure where to start? We have pulled together seven easy ways to bring a little luxury into your living room – and best of all, they each take minimal amounts of time.
Bring life into your living space
What better way to inject a little life into your living space than with the magic of plants? Greenery can be a great way to add some style and personality into a room, and can create an elegant yet homely feel, too.
If real plants aren’t for you, then why not consider adding some jungle or palm prints instead? Try cushions, lampshades or artwork for an easy way to bring the outside inside.
Layer the room with texture and color
As a general rule of thumb, the furniture and paint scheme within your living room should be fairly neutral. It is this foundation that ensures the bolder and more colorful additions to the room (such as plants and clocks) work so well.
Even so, to add a little heart and warmth to a room, tactile fabrics such as velvets, silks, and chunky knits can go a long way.
Choose a few pieces in vibrant block colors for maximum effect – think layered up cushions and throws and opt for clashing shades for a more modern update.
Hang a wall clock
Every luxurious living space needs a stylish statement piece, and wall clocks are up there with our favorites. Gone are the days when they were simple and rather boring accessories, and currently they are the perfect way to add a focal point to any wall. Choose a large clock to make a big statement, or add a hint of glamour by opting for a copper or rose gold finish.
Hunt down some designer chairs
Chairs are not just for seating guests; they can be the ultimate declaration of style, too. A velvet accent chair in one of the season’s latest shades can add interest to any living room without being overpowering – and is one of our favorite ways to create an opulent feel.
Putting a nice designer chair into the corner of the room can provide another point of difference that is rarely seen in the common home. Try worn leathers and wooden legs to add to the organic feel provided by your indoor plants.
If you are looking for something truly unique, rifle through antique shops for unusual chairs or hunt them down online. Designer stores will never let you down, either – look for one-off pieces that no-one else will have.
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Choose the right sofa
There are few pieces of furniture in your home that are more important than your sofa, and the right choice will be both comfortable and stylish in equal measures.
It is all too easy to pick a settee that is too big, too bright, and that ultimately ends up completely dominating the room – leaving little space for anything else in the process. But, by taking a little time to consider exactly what you need from yours, you can easily avoid this fate.
A sofa is one of the easiest ways to add a little luxury to your living space, with many coming in luxurious shapes and fabrics and a range of beautiful styles.
Choose yours carefully, opt for a modern color that will do all the talking, and set it against a neutral canvas for maximum impact.
By spending a little time to consider how each piece in your living room might work together, you can easily avoid making mistakes and ending up with a mishmash of beautiful pieces that just don’t go.
It has never been easier to inject a little luxury into your living space – but be sure to take time to plan all the elements of your perfect room before jumping in headfirst.