By Zurie Monnier. Living Room. Sunday, November 05th 2017, 03:07:40 AM.
Since the living room is your home's so-called “receiving area”, the impression it gives to your guests and even your satisfaction of how it looks would matter a lot. There are those designs in trend and there are still those designs that we want fulfilled in our dream house. With so many things to consider, it is helpful to check out designs to finally get into what's best for a living room. One of those elite choices could be Contemporary-Themed Living Rooms.
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.
No one could doubt the influence of Queen Victoria during her reign for it even changed the homes of the people in her era. People who belonged to the middle class decorated their homes with grandeur pride showing their status in the society. This brought people to redesign their homes with revisions of Gothic, rococo and Oriental styles. You can see eclectic mixture of style, heavily upholstered furniture, excessive ornamentation, realistic portrays of flowers, birds and animals, wooden carvings, with silver, brass and golden accents.