Firstly you will save a great deal of time - and even money - trying to source items that you think will go well together. Secondly you will be guaranteed a finished look that is both stylish and coordinated; in other words there is no chance that your 'mixing and matching' will go wrong.
The trick to decorating is determining the look you desire to portray for your home. You may choose a modern look or more traditional look. Or you may want to create a country-style decor for your home. Whatever that desired look is then decorating around it will become easy fun as well as exciting. You may also want to keep in mind that decorating is not only about the look of your home but also comfort that you can create for your living space. You can start your decorating motif skills and ideas with any room in your house and build around it.
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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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.
Functional as well as decorative. A great idea especially when working with a small space is to select items that make great features yet also serve a purpose. For instance chaise lounge chairs are great not only as lounges but they also double as a place to put your feet up and provide extra seating when you are entertaining guests.
Lighting is vital in any room and the living room is no exception. To match your contemporary design style you need to look at light fixtures in terms of both style and type. The majority of living rooms can work with a table lamp combined with recessed lighting. When you will be incorporating a contemporary style take a look at a chrome ceiling fixture with recessed lighting but steer clear of anything which is scrolly or fancy.