How to Get Designer Style in the Living Room
Creating a designer look is all about incorporating the right elements. If you fill a space with beautiful things, without any thought of how they will work together, it could result in a disjointed or thrown-together look. A well-decorated space, one that has all the right elements, will be cohesive, have a great flow and make a stylish statement. Getting the look is easier than you think! Here are five easy ways you can get a designer style in your living room.
Use the power of repetition. It doesn’t have to be obvious or have a theme. Repetition can be applied to different materials throughout the space. For example, deep shades of grey, black and brown are layered into tables, different patterns, and even an accent wall. The use of repetition brings all these different elements together for a cohesive look.
Break up matching sets. While sets can make decorating easier they often have more style power when mixed with other pieces. It can be as simple as breaking up a set of tables with an interesting accent piece. Be sure to introduce a new material such as stone or metal and choose a piece with contrasting shapes.
Get playful with patterns. Pair classics with bold prints. Mix large-scale patterns with small uniform prints and don’t be afraid to mix colors and neutrals. An interesting mix of patterns on seating and pillows will add personality and create a magazine-worthy style.
Bring balance. When a living room is balanced then each piece will flow seamlessly to the next. Balancing a space simply means paying attention to size and placement. For example, an accent chair with a high back opposite the love seat and large ottoman work in harmony with an oversized sofa.
Mix old with new. Designer spaces often include a nod to the past. Whether it’s a vintage piece or a replication of a classic style, furniture with history gives your home character. So keep that family heirloom or get the look with a showroom of new pieces that are designed with timeless style.
Remember, you don’t have to do it alone! We’re here to help you get a designer look in any space in your home. Shop our showroom or make an appointment with our design staff today.