Living rooms. There are so many styles, influences and designs to take into account when doing yours. We all speed ample time in them so they have to be a personal, attractive, practical and comfortable too. When hosting friends and family, you want your living room to serve purpose as well as a statement to your home. And thankfully, there is a style that offers you everything and more you want from your living space.
Take notes, because I have everything you need to know to achieve a classic and classy look in your living room.
Use a simple colour scheme
One way to ensure that your living room is as classic and classy as possible is to pick a simple colour scheme. This doesn’t mean that you have to use all white, in fact, we have had some fantastic success using rust accents in our very own living room design.
However, by keeping accessories to a maximum of three colours or shades, it can provide you with a much more cohesive and classy look overall. One that both you and your friends and family will be happy to spend their time in.
Pick the right couch
The central piece in most living rooms is the couch, and this means it’s important to pick the right one for your space. Be sure to shop around and consider every shape, style and fabric for your living room.
With so much choice out there the task of choosing the right one can easily become overwhelming. Luckily, there is a tactic that you can use to help and its to pick a classic style of couch that will never go out of fashion. Ones like the Chesterfields offered by companies like Roy Hollingworth are a good choice as they ooze class, although a more traditional shaped fabric sofa can work wonders in the right setting too.
Old and dark furniture
There is something so classic and relaxing about having pieces of older and darker furniture in a living room. Maybe it’s because it gives it a sense of steadfastness and reliability. Alternatively, it could be the fact that furniture with a little wear can provide character and a relaxed quality that pristine surfaces don’t.
Luckily there are plenty of places that you can buy old, dark wooden furniture and get it at a pretty reasonable price as well. Try using sites like eBay, as well as local auction houses, antique stores and even the free ads in your local paper.
Make a feature of your artwork
Lastly, to give your living room that classic and classy feel remember to make a feature of any artwork that you display. To do this effectively, it’s important that you do not overcrowd the room with pieces but allow them enough space to feature in their own right.
After all, nothing says classy like some well positioned and displayed artworks that you have a personal affinity with. Such pieces can even help to contribute to the ambiance of the room, as well as make fantastic conversation pieces that will delight to your friends and family. Something that will ensure they will be more than happy to spend as much time as possible in such as space.