The living room is a favorite area to hang out on. It’s a place to welcome guests or relax after a long day and it’s also where you can show off your own interior preference. If you’re looking to add a little extra something to your living room, here are a few details that pop!
You don’t have to always follow a certain trend but it wouldn’t hurt to be on top of it. By utilizing small accessories, you can exchange them for something that’s in season when the time comes. Accent pieces are also a great way to change the look of your living room, especially if it’s not the right time for a major renovation. Here are a few things you can do to make your living room POP without spending a ton:
Coffee Table Centerpieces
The coffee table is where the living room centers, so you naturally want it to look chic. Currently, gemstones and metal accessories are popular in home décor but try adding a stone coffee table tray to help highlight these elements. Large candles are also a coffee table centerpiece that will never go out of style. Make sure that its scented to add another welcoming element to the room.
Who doesn’t love a good throw pillow? With so many colors, patterns and textures to choose from, you might get overwhelmed. Choose a comfortable pillow and make sure you can change out the pillowcase so you can always mix and match.
If you want an element that really pops, get a bright and colorful area rug in your living room. You can also try to match your area rug to the overall color scheme of the room. If you’re worried about having a large item having too bold of a color, try mixing a pattern. Patterns such as honeycomb, herringbone and lattice shapes are hot right now.
From small succulent planters to wooden block signs, these are fun to have but often can get hidden by the larger elements in a room - so a shelf especially for decoration is ice to have. One rule to follow is to add items in odd sets, keeping larger sized items off center to keep the eye moving. Don’t over clutter your shelves either and keep everything spaced evenly so you can enjoy all your beautiful accessories.
If you have side tables next to your couch, then they are the perfect place for a lamp that can make a statement in your living room. Consider a ceramic lamp or a standing brass lamp. If this isn’t really your style, another popular style is a simple white lamp with a lampshade in a bold color. Don't forget about statement lighting and chandeliers that can hang over your space, in addition to your table lamps too.
You may not have considered mirrors as a décor element for your living room, but they really are the perfect wall decoration. Not only do they help distribute light around a room, but they also are a great focal point in the living room. While large mirrors are certainly a statement piece, if you’re on a budget, you might want to try organizing a few smaller mirrors in various sizes on a wall. Mixing up the shapes and sizes can help you to create a unique gallery wall that’s sure to impress your guests!
Decorative vases can sometimes be overlooked but are the perfect pop of color near a fireplace or bland mantel (if you don’t have one yet but are thinking of getting one, check out our selections). With so many different shapes and sizes, you’ll have the freedom to choose the vase that’s just right for you. Remember that clustering vases should bring all the items together so work in odd numbers. Vases that match in color and pattern in three to five sizes are perfect.
Finding the right living room décor may be tricky since there’s a lot to choose from. But it’s important to know what décor you can prioritize and fit in with what you already have. Make simple changes and try arranging your current décor differently to have a living room that pops!