One idea for decorating a living room is to use light-colored furnishings and accessories to create a luxurious appearance. This also adds depth and dimension to the space. Mixing different styles of furniture can work to create a custom look that's both inviting and unique. The space can also be decorated with furnishings that feature classic prints in surprising and appealing colors.
Choose a vibrant painting or a specific fabric and base the room's color palette on the colors in the piece. This works well with pieces that feature up to three jewel tones or more. Colors like jade green, sapphire blue and ruby red work well together to create a cohesive space. The same tones can be incorporated throughout the room in window hangings, lamp shades, area rugs and accent pillows.
The living room can be decorated using one main color, and various accents can be used around the room to highlight the chosen hue. Choose accent pillows or drapes with patterns that allow the chosen color to stand out. Balance the color by using pieces such as table lamps or pictures that have a metallic finish. This combines neutral elements with more daring accents to create a calming atmosphere.