Punctuate any Room with Throw Pillows & Decorative Pillows

No doubt you’ve flipped through the pages of a home décor magazine or watched a home makeover program on television where room after room is artfully arranged and perfectly decorated. Throw pillows are placed just so, area rugs define rooms within rooms and colorful throws are arranged with flair to provide visual interest. Casual elegance has replaced traditional décor in many homes and the overall look is one of eclectic coordination instead of matching drapes and upholstery along with complete furniture suites. The challenge is how to pull it all together with style.

The key to modern home décor is personalization and authenticity – you should live with what you love and each piece should have a story or a reason for being a part of your home and your surroundings.  Perhaps you have an heirloom chair or crib that has been in your family for generations but it’s not the sort of thing you would actually sit on or use for baby. The item can still be celebrated as a work of art and integrated into the decor in a number of ways. An heirloom crib can be filled with stuffed animals or dolls and displayed in the nursery or filled with blankets and quilts (starting from $24.99 at Bedbathandbeyond.com) and displayed in a bedroom while a vintage chair can be updated with modern slipcovers or used to hold a beautiful plant or floral arrangement or a stack of art book or family albums.

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Color is one way to tie a room together even if each item in the room seems entirely random. By painting or choosing items all in the same color you effectively create a collection – the sun room takes on a new dimension when everything in it is yellow or orange. Yellow slipcovers or throws can help to integrate a dated couch or chair while a yellow rug and lamp shade can help to tie in the floor and walls or ceiling. When it comes to visually categorizing things color is a primary factor and can be a great way to pull together a coordinated decorator look.

Sometimes you just want to refresh the look of a room and try something new – this is when decorative pillows can add real pizzazz. Because a pillow is relatively small it can be highly detailed and made of a unique fabric resplendent with elaborate trims or ornamentation – think of it as jewelry for the home. Add just the right pillow to complete the look of a bedroom, family room, living room or den. A monogrammed pillow adds an extra touch of class.

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Smart Tips to Decorate Your Living Room

The living room is the center of your home that needs to be cleaned regularly. Like your home facade, it should have a welcoming aura to entertain your visitors. The moment they enter your household, the living room should create an inviting ambiance to impress your guests.

Applying a couple of living room ideas does not require you to hire an interior designer because a little imagination can do a lot of wonder to this area. The room can be a formal or informal place for entertainment, family gathering and receiving guests.

Living Room Decorations

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If you want it to look informal, invest in built-in cabinets, console table, study desk and entertainment pieces. A formal living room is filled with art Deco, lighting fixtures, wall adornment, knick knacks, art pieces and coffee table books to be feasted by your guests’ eyes.

Your guest would love to read books and magazines, so be proud to show off your collections. A fireplace mantel, a monochromatic area rug and a contemporary chandelier will make your living room look elegant and sophisticated.

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Simple Ideas for the Living Room

 The living room is the most heavily trafficked part in your home because it is where you receive and entertain your visitors. You end your day and unwind in the living room. To make the most of this area, it should be cleaned and adorned.

Use your creativity and get some living room ideas from magazines or home improvement sites that you can incorporate into the room. If you want a minimalist look, you can use black and white theme for your curtains and cushions.

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Patterns with color themes of blue, green, brown, blues or red for the drapes, chaise lounge or ottoman chair will turn the space into a lovely atmosphere. Wicker chairs and tables with rattan lamp shades will come up with an exotic feel.

A rustic look with wood parquet flooring and wooden furniture is inviting to your guest. A wall with a lot of glass windows gives an aura of freshness and green while it gives an ambiance of au natural.

Whatever comes to your mind, try drafting your ideas to turn your living room into a lovely place for family bonding and hosting parties.

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