Revitalize the Look of Your Living Room

Achieving an attractive great room that handles multiple activities with comfort and style is easier than it might first appear.   Great rooms typically must balance a modern sofas with other items such as a dining table, a coffee table, and a children’s play area. An advantage to most modern great rooms is that they are usually somewhat spacious, which makes planning out the design of a multifunctional room smoother. Measure the rooms to get the dimensions, so you have a place to start.

If you have a spacious great room, a perfect starting piece of furniture is a modern sectional.   Sectionals serve as a nice alternative to traditional sofas since they can seat more people.  Instead of getting multiple sofas, loveseats, and chairs, you can build your look around the sectional. 

Arranging your modern furniture around a focal point can really enhance its look. Your great room likely has a dominating feature that can serve as the focal point; perhaps a gorgeous stone fireplace or a scenic picture window.   Alternatively, you could decorate an accent wall to serve as a focal point.   By coming up with a creative lighting scheme, you can breathe life into a room with attractive illumination.  An accent wall with modular components, artwork, and perfect lighting can be as beautiful as a mountain view.

For those who need to balance multiple needs in a great room, consider creating zones for various activities.   Great rooms are often composed of a kitchen, dining room, and living area without actual points of separation.  Consider separating dining and kitchen zones using an area rug.  An option for separating dining and living areas is by using a freestanding bookshelf of a matching area rug.  Creating separations in a room (while carefully avoiding obstructions), allow you to have zones that function practically.

Combining design that is functional and practical furniture is an important aspect of decorating a great room.  When you have small children in the home, it’s wise to choose stain-resistant fabrics and drink-proof materials.  Manufacturers produce items that meet the needs of today’s families.

Tying a room together visually is vital as well, keeping base colors neutral and choosing accent fabrics that are complimentary.   Don’t overdo the accessories, as it has the potential of making a room look cluttered.

By planning deliberately and bearing in mind some simple style tips, your room will come together looking functional and beautiful.