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Living Room Decorating Style Ideas

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The space in your home that you and your family most likely spend the most time in is your living room. Whether you're celebrating holidays, playing board games or watching movies, living rooms often serve as central gathering places. Since the room is such a significant part of your home, choose furniture and decor items that give it a personalized feel. 

Whether you've just moving into a new house or updating your current home, picking a living room decor style is probably one of the first things you'll decide on. Since the space is the focal point of your home and will host family and friends over the years, pick a style that reflects your interests and lifestyle, as well as makes guests feel welcome. 

If you can't decide between two or more decorating styles, choose your furniture pieces first and go from there. It's important to find furniture that you find both aesthetically pleasing and comfortable, and in colors that you love. 

Another thing to consider when choosing a living room style is decor items that you already own. For instance, if you're an antique collector, a modern-looking space may not be the best for you. You'll want to be able to incorporate things that you already have and cherish into the overall decor scheme. 

Here are some more living room decorating style ideas:

1. Shabby Chic Style

A shabby chic style combines a laid-back, vintage vibe with luxurious touches for a casually elegant look. When picking furniture pieces, you can go with all-white couches and chairs to set the stage for the sunny, airy feel. If you prefer a design, go with relaxed cotton upholstery featuring large cabbage rose patterns. 

To create the signature "timeworn" look, pick a coffee table, shelves and an entertainment center made out of reclaimed wood, or give newer wood a distressed touch with white paint. Soft textiles, such as cozy blankets, down throw pillows and faux fur rugs add both comfort and style.

2. Modern Style

If a modern decor style is more your thing, start with streamlined furniture featuring sleek lines and metallic details, such as silver or chrome legs. A charcoal grey couch and love seat set would fit right into the look, as would a glass coffee table and a translucent acrylic work desk chair.

Additional decor ideas include silver picture frames and candle holders, white textiles and large potted plants for a fresh touch. 

When you are looking to update your living room furniture and decor, visit a furniture showroom near you.