The living room can come in many styles and give out different vibes. Still, many of us like to spend time in a sophisticated living room with which we can show off to our guests.
Sophistication doesn’t have to be costly these tricks and creative methods will help you up the look of your living room.
1. Mirror, Mirror
Mirrors can serve as great decorations because they come in many forms and styles, so it’s easy to find the one that will add some sophistication to your space. Not just that they look glamorous but they also reflect light, making the room look bigger.
If you position a floor-length mirror opposite the window, it will spread bright light and freshness around the room. Plus, you don’t have to limit yourself to mirrors when it comes to reflective surfaces – get a mirrored piece of furniture to create a Hollywood look.
2. Window Treatments for the Drama
Window treatments have a huge effect on the overall feeling inside any room. They can be soothing if they come in a form of bamboo blinds but we’re talking about floor-to-ceiling curtains that create a sense of luxury and sophistication.
They will also provide you with privacy and serve as a decorative item that helps the living room get that “finished” look. Try hanging the curtain hardware as close to the ceiling as possible to create a dramatic effect and stick to natural, airy materials.
3. Gold Popping Everywhere
If you check out any decorating magazine, you’ll notice there are hints of gold in every room in the photos. Elegant rooms simply don’t work without at least a hint of gold. Gold furniture isn’t something you should shy away from.
The trick not to make the room tacky is to try to add hints of gold to various pieces of furniture or furnishings, such as throw pillows, curtains, linens, or chair and sofa legs. Another alternative is to make a boring, neutral-colour wall fun by turning it into an accent wall with gold paint.
Still, if that’s too much for you, then paint an accent piece in glimmering gold, for example, a coffee table. Throw pillows with hints of gold in the fabric are the simplest way to add luxury and not go too far.
4. Go Big with Wall Art
Wall art is great for creating a focal point in the living room, especially if it comes in big dimensions. One oversized piece will suffice for a huge wall. You can choose the style but the brighter and more abstract it is the better.
Pop art is also one of the cool options, as well as pictures of natural elements, like flowers in bloom or trees – just as long as the technique and style are unique.
5. Chandeliers as Ultimate Luxury Items
A chandelier isn’t only reserved for the dining room. It’s a great way to start adding whimsy luxury inside the living room, too. Don’t opt for the one that’s mostly made of metal but stick to those that come in glass and gold.
It will instantly give an elegant, glamorous feeling to the room and if you choose soft light – you’ll have yourself a romantic atmosphere, too.
6. Tell a Story with Vignettes
If a singular piece doesn’t create a strong effect in an area of the living room, consider adding more pieces of the same kind to create a story. It can be an arrangement of family heirlooms or even photos, or perhaps travel mementos.
A unique vignette will create an interesting spot that can also give out a sophisticated vibe if the frames are brass, golden or shiny black.
7. Expensive-Looking Columns and Trims
A sophisticated golden column doesn’t have to be added to the home’s entrance to create a stunning effect. You can purchase plastic or foam columns that come in interior sizes and can fit any corner of your room.
If you spritz a bit of glitter or spray gold onto them – you will boost the effect. The great thing about these columns is that they can be moved easily and fit in the changes in your interior design.
Alternatively, you can cut them and make luxurious end tables to place lamps on them.
8. Brass Hardware
Don’t worry, this isn’t like those shiny brass fixtures that were popular in the 80s – the new versions are still shiny but the style is modern. Brass hardware will add formal elegance to otherwise simple pieces of furniture and accessories.
If shiny gold is not really your style, then opt for aged brass finish only to avoid making the details too flashy.
9. Playful Walls
Adding texture and sophistication to the living room is quite simple with patterned wallpaper or wall panels. You can choose among many floral wallpaper stiles that work best for huge areas. Wall panels are pretty easy to stick and they offer many creative solutions.
Sophisticated living room means different things for different people, so try introducing smaller changes first to see how you feel about the.
Alternatively, you can opt for one major change that will instantly bring sophistication inside your living room, and then you can take your time from there.
Also Read: 5 Best Ways to Style Your Living Room