The living room is one of the most-used rooms in a house so when you are redecorating or remodeling, you need to think about how you can maximise utility and comfort. Whether the focus of the room is for a home entertainment system or a functional space for conversation, a good way to highlight the room is by using a focal point.
How can you create a centerpiece for your home? Here are five centerpiece ideas you can incorporate to provide relaxation and comfort.
Sofa and Sofa Table
You can section off your living room using a sofa table and the backside of the sofa. Situate your sofa in the center of the room facing the main wall.
Choose a brightly colored sofa and a glass table. Use a few heavy decorative items like a solid vase or a stone statue to make your living room really dramatic or to have a sophisticated look. The pairing of the sofa and the sofa table will create distinct areas in the living room that can add function and depth.
Central Sitting Area
Create a formal conversation area as the centerpiece of the living room to warm up the space and make it a place where you can enjoy entertaining guests. Arrange four armchairs around a light glass coffee table and add some delicate decorations such as a stack of coffee table books or a vase.
To create a rich and warm ambiance, you can use a large, comfortable leather armchair and place a wood table between them. You can also arrange two different sets of armchairs on the opposite end of a long coffee table and situate a sofa along the length of the coffee table.
Fireplace or Mantel Living Room Centrepiece
A fireplace or a mantel can also create a focal point in the living room. Choose a deep, rich wood or a black fireplace to warm up a room and to make it feel comfortable and inviting. If you want a light and airy vibe, you may pick a white or a light color like stone, baby blue or baby pink.
A floor-to-ceiling bookshelf can create a strong, structured focal point in the living room. If you are to create a built-in bookshelf, you need to keep the rest of the furniture understated. To create a personal style in the living room, stack it with your favorite books or other items you would like to display.
An oversized, sectional sofa is not only a beautiful living room centerpiece, it is also a practical choice that can provide a comfortable seat for your family members and guests.
Sectional sofas are statement sofas that can set the tone for the entire room. Choose a white sectional and use decorative pillows or you can choose a dark leather sofa to give the living room a cozy vibe.
Since you spend a lot of time in the living room, it is important to make it as comfortable and as inviting as possible to promote relaxation.
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