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Living Room Decor Ideas

Posted on March 07, 2016 by Judy Rom

The living room is the heart of your home, the central place where you gather with family and friends. So what is it that makes a living room both comfortable and luxurious? For this blog post, we decided to take a look at living room decor ideas. Here are our top 5 tips for styling your living room.

1. Mix Old With New

When blending antique and modern styles, start with antique pieces and then layer in more contemporary items. This will result in a look that's both polished and unique. Modern decor is easier to find, therefore it makes sense to build around the antique pieces you love, rather than the other way around.

This luxe occasional chair is a great example of how to include antique chairs within a contemporary look. It adds a gorgeous pop of plum to a black-and-white color scheme.

2. Simplify Your Space 

Living Room Decor

Pare down your collection of accessories to making your living room chic and sophisticated. Keep only the pieces that you really love. This will enable those decor elements to really shine.

3. Add a Piece with History

Living Room Antique Decor Ideas

You can't fake the patina on a gorgeous antique mirror or chandelier. Including a piece with history will infuse the room with character and style, and makes your living room one-of-a-kind.

4. Oriental Rugs Will Never Go Out of Style

Living Room Antique Decor Ideas

Go for an opulent Oriental rug in your living room. These rugs age beautifully and can easily mix with both antiques and modern pieces. Oriental rugs are classic. The key to placing an oriental rug is to use it to anchor your space, and then layer traditional pieces on top. Finally, mix in some more modern items to create a beautiful medley of style. 

5. Hide the TV

Living Room Antique Decor Ideas

Living rooms are for living. We think that a prominent TV takes away from the sophisticated luxury of a gorgeous living room. Take away, or hide the TV and embrace family time! We love playing board games and reading in our living room. 

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