By Yolanda Duret. Living Room. Saturday, November 04th 2017, 04:00:01 AM.
Use elaborate window treatments like swags, valances and tiebacks. Use fabrics that are silk, brocade and damask. Trim these with tassels, cords, braid and crystals to add more embellishments. You can also have a stained glass window if you are willing to spend money for it. To get that Victorian look, use decorative mouldings, ornaments, plasterwork and arches for your walls. Arches can create a grand look while plasters and mouldings give that look of authenticity. These things may cost a lot but would certainly give you the look you want. But if you want to save money, you can opt for walls with deep rich colors like red. You may also apply unique wallpapers with metallic or ornate prints.
It is important for your living room to be well-lighted. You can use overhead spots like track lighting to highlight some areas. You may also use pin lights and some recessed lighting. You could also place a table lamp which can also be an added decoration and even some floor lamps. Do not place light near the television for it already emits light.
The living room is considered as the gathering area for family and friends. It is the place where you entertain guests and do different activities with the family. Some living rooms are intended for reading, relaxing, for entertainment, for conversations and others. It becomes a comfort zone for most members of the family aside from their own living rooms. Hence, it is very important for a living room to be comfortable and organized. No one would like to stay in an area with so much clutter. A living room free from clutter can also help minimize stress especially if you just came from a busy work.