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Ways to create a luxurious living room

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There are many ways to create a luxurious living room with the right ingredients

Luxurious means very comfortable, enjoyable and elegant in a way that involves great expense. Yet, you really do not have to spend a king's ransom to achieve luxury. It can be acquired on a modest budget when you use creativity and ingenuity. Ways to create a luxurious living room including using color, design, texture, pattern, certain fabrics and lighting.

Utilize opulent fabrics for furniture covering, detailed lampshades and drapes including fine silk, damask, velvet and brocade. Wallpaper adds to the opulence of a room. Choose damask, hand-painted paper, sumptuous floral designs or even fabric.

Rich colors, jewel tones, lend to the luxury of a room. These colors are a background that create a space people want to come into and wrap themselves up in, like a cocoon.

If you aren't sure about the color scheme, experiment with different colors. Many paint stores offer small sample size of paint. Put some paint on a discreet area of a wall but in a place where it gets some direct sunlight. This way you can see how the color looks in natural light and, at night, under artificial light. When you experiment using sample size paint you haven't spent a bunch of money on paint so it is not a big deal if you don't like the outcome.

Hang a tapestry on the wall. This creates visual interest and makes the room more sumptuous.





Opt for slipcovers, which are very affordable. Slipcovers have come a long way, baby, and do not look cheap. You can change the entire look of your room by changing up the fabric on the couch and chair and it's not going to cost you an arm and a leg.

Toss plush throws on the back of the couch or over the arms of chairs. This adds a cozy visual element plus they're functional. You can warp up in them on a frosty winter night.

Decorative throw pillows are one of the best ways to introduce color, design, texture and pattern into a room. Silk and brocade pillows look very opulent.

Don't skimp on lighting. Incorporate floor and table lamps, desk lights, overhead lighting, cove lighting, accent lighting and uplighting. The impact of light on a space cannot be underestimated.  Use dimmers. Turn the lights down or up when you desire. Use soft pink light bulbs, creating a romantic atmosphere Uplighting showcases art work or other areas of the room the homeowner wants to emphasize. Lighting can be very dramatic.

Add live plants. This is good for the home environment as well as a wonderful way to make a room appear plusher.

Use mirrors. Ornate and gilded mirrors look opulent. Incorporate different shape mirrors, creating an elegant expanse of wall art, which looks good and makes a room look bigger. Mirrors reflect light.

A plush carpet alone or combined with patterned area rugs makes a room sumptuous. An Oriental area room definitely says luxurious.


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