Bernadette Chartier. Living Room. December 14th , 2017.
Lighting is a big deal when it comes to the feel of the room. Subtle changes in the lighting can make big differences. There are lots of ways to do that other than the standard light that you have currently. The easiest way is through lamps, either through table or floor lamps. I prefer floor lamps because you can move them about the house easily and experiment with how they look in different positions.
The mantle should really have a rustic edge to it. If you have a traditional piece then try painting it a country kind of color. This would include a red or blue. Stay away from a stark white or black because this is too traditional and modern. You can even just sand down your paint job to really give it that rustic kind of effect. The wood of your mantle is also very important. In this case it should resemble an oak or a weathered kind of wood. Stay away from a more elegant cherry stain. It's also really important to consider what you hang over your mantle. This could be a humorous sign. You could also have a special family photo taken for the occasion. This could be a picture of everyone in cowboy hats. For more of an artistic flair you could just focus in on a line of cowboy boots. This is a way to get a totally unique family portrait that is also a conversation piece.
This should also really be the focus of your Christmas decorations. Of course hanging stockings from the mantle is traditional. You could also have a lot of fun just by finding a quilted stocking or even sewing some that are either in red, white, and green colors or just play around with a lot of Christmas motifs like trees or berries.
Country living room ideas should really focus around the mantle and the fireplace. The other pieces should be more neutral with eyelet lace curtains or a tapestry rug. This is a selling feature in your home and it's also a much more traditional focal point than the TV. This can be a warm gathering area whether or not the fireplace is actually in use.
Don't let the living room ideas stop there... you now need to think about the furniture. You don't have to go out and buy new furniture; you can make use of what you have. This is your time to be creative. Start moving things around or think about painting walls.
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