Black Living Room FurnitureBlack Living Room Furniture

Instead balance it out with a mix of rich and subtle neutral shades of color with perhaps just one or two pops of color in the rest of your furniture such as a sunny yellow sofa or a few colorful ornaments on your oak bookshelf.

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Coastal Living FurnitureCoastal Living Furniture

What's on your floor can add to the decorating style but if you can not afford new floors in your living room then you can mask your current floors with small rugs with a contemporary design - either a geometric print or a plain sisal rug. If you are lucky enough to be able to afford new floors check out bamboo floors or slate or clay tile. Sleek lined furniture with chrome accents goes nicely with this look and you might try shopping at consignment stores if you are short on cash.

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Living Room In SpanishLiving Room In Spanish

Firstly you need to choose the colour palette you want to work with. Calming colours are always a good choice such as pastels and neutrals. Choosing these colours will also make it easy to match furniture and other elements together in the room. Remember simple is always best.

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Decorating Living RoomDecorating Living Room

Decorative accessories are another important piece in pulling your contemporary look together. Concentrate on getting wall art and pillows that match your contemporary design style. For accent pieces you want the lines to be clean and avoid a lot of clutter. Be certain to add in loads of plain bowls with fruit as well as simple linear floral arrangements and you might even try some black and white photography to get a professional look for your living room. Additional touches such as vintage art deco accessories can help setup your room with a polished decorative appeal but don't go overboard because with the contemporary look less is better.

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Feng Shui Living RoomFeng Shui Living Room

The main way to make sure that your furniture works well together is to ensure that there is a common 'theme' running through each and every item that is in a particular space. The theme can be color texture style period of construction or something entirely different.

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Living Room Wall DecorLiving Room Wall Decor

You have the choice of using patterns bold colors and other styles that you think would look good in the rooms of your home. Geometric patterns work the best with rugs that are used for decorating. You can also use Navajo rugs for rustic or Southwestern themed rooms in your home.

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Grey Living RoomGrey Living Room

An important decorating area that you must work on when decorating your room are your walls. You can make even the plainest walls look nice by incorporating great wall art and decorative accessories. Try adding simple plain artwork tribal masks or abstract art to your living room walls to highlight the modern feel of your contemporary theme.

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Square Dining TableSquare Dining Table

In every home there are generally three major communal rooms in which people spend the majority of their time. The room where the cooking is done the room where reading and entertainment is common and the room where meals are eaten all see their fair share of use. Just as kitchen and dining room furniture has evolved to meet the needs of modern families so too have dining room sets.

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Small Dining TablesSmall Dining Tables

Consider Your Needs. Ask yourself what do you need in furniture for the dining area? The need determines the size and function of the furniture you'll get. A wine cabinet for example could be purchased by because one needs a large storage for wines in the house. The size of table you'll get is determined by the number of people who would use it. Big families would need a larger table to accommodate many people while smaller ones and maybe bachelors would need smaller ones. Function is also a consideration. Bachelors and smaller families may consider getting a dining table that have foldable extensions that may be put away if not in use just in case there might be surprise visitors.

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