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Interior and event designer Jane Grace Park gives you tips on how to accessorize your living room and surround yourself with ...
things that you love.
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Home Décor: Living Room Accessories - as part of the home design series by GeoBeats.
When you are accessorizing any room, the most important thing to remember is that everything in that space represents you and how you want to feel when you are at home. So it is important to surround yourself with things that you love. We are starting with a very basic clean line sofa, two end tables and a coffee table. The first thing you want to consider is the lighting. You want to make sure that there is enough lighting to perform the tasks in the room that you need, and to also create a nice ambiance. These two lamps are a great selection for this room because they are the same, so it gives the room a nice symmetry. As with any accessory, you also want to think about your family's lifestyle and personality. A rug is a nice place to start with your accessory selection. It really grounds the space and defines the conversation area.
If your living room space is a little larger and you have several different seating areas, you want to make sure that the lighting is accounted for in every area. For example, with these two reading chairs in the corner, you are going to want to make sure there is another light so that they can read, or lounge and still see. This seating area here is well defined with a nice large bouquet of flowers and two decorative throw pillows. Decorative throw pillows are a really easy way to bring in a personality and some flare into your space. Window treatments are the easiest way to make a dramatic change in your living room. You can do something very simple or very formal depending on the look of the space and the functionality of your room. In the space here, we have some very simple tied back panel, which you can purchase pretty much anywhere. We are going to add some extra decorative panels on the side to give it just an extra decorative touch. It is a simple way to dress up your window with very minimal effort and later if you decide that you wanted to make them a permanent part of your living room, you can easily take them to a local tailor or seamstress and have them sew a rod pocket into the fabric.
Finally, for the last little accessories in your living room, you can consider doing a floral arrangement of any kind. This, for example, is just a cake plate with varying plants on it and some decorative doll jars. Books are a great way to accessorize because it also reminds you to pick up a book once-in-awhile. And now those are some very simple tips on how to begin accessorizing your living room. The most important thing to remember is that this is your space and your home. So, everything in it should reflect you, your personality and your lifestyle.