Embrace Eclectic Decor In Your Living Room
While kitchens are quickly becoming the hubs of our homes, we shouldn’t neglect the ambience and decor of our living rooms. The living room can be a space to relax, unwind, watch TV or even curl up with a good book. If you are thinking of remodelling your living room, but don’t know where to start, don’t succumb to whatever is on the cover of the latest interiors magazine, just to be en vogue. Instead, think about your lifestyle, and make your living room fit for purpose, even if this means embracing a rather eclectic decor.
A living room needs a solid feature to draw the eye. This could be a fireplace, an art gallery wall or a particular stand-alone piece of furniture. The most common feature is the fireplace. Here, you can let your imagination go wild. If you are fortunate to live in a period property, you could choose to head to a reclamation store and source a Victorian cast iron fireplace complete with handmade tiled surround. Or, if you are more into your contemporary living, why not look into more modern chrome surround centrepieces that can be placed anywhere.
A wallpapered surround can look classy. However, if you want to be unique, why not opt for some interior stone cladding to add some natural materials to create a sense of warmth in your room. These rustic features look best around a wood burner or stove.
Feature furniture can be hard to find. With the high street shops falling by the wayside and more out of town chains taking over, it can be hard to source that vintage 1960s Danish coffee table or that mid-century G Plan sofa you wanted. However, scour the internet and check out your local charity store. Sometimes, they have incredible retro pieces that could be perfect for your living room. You could even seek the services of an upcycler, who will take a worn-out piece that you have and breathe new life into it.
Mix Modern And New
The easiest way to embrace your eclectic vision is to mix modern and new. If you love vintage, opt for the retro 1970s flock wallpaper and some geometric cushions inspired by the swinging sixties. Grab yourself an original lava lamp, sand back the original floorboard and enjoy putting up an antique clock. Combine these flecks of vintage with modern wall art, some energy-efficient and contemporary LED lighting and a new bevelled mirror to maximise the light in your room. Mix up colours, textures and fabrics to create a one of a kind living space.
Banish the beige and minimalist and opt for an exciting eclectic decor mix for your living room.