Thoughtful accessories are important to the design. Choose pieces you absolutely love, not just pieces that fit the budget. Otherwise, you may wind up dissatisfied in the future. Go for pretty dishes to set keys in, or fun trays for remotes and magazines. You could always add white accents to your design for neutral touches. One great accessory that is easily changed and often over-looked is flowers. Tulips are classic and come in many different colors and are often used in small room design.
First on your list of to-do’s will be to make a rough outline or drawing of what you intend to do with your living room and have an idea of what the finished product should look like. You can start doing this by piecing together cutouts from magazines and work your way through to finding a suitable look that would satisfy your intended plans.
Traditional bathrooms will usually be in style for years to come. The reason for this is that they use classic colors in the paint as well as in the ceramic tile and deeper bathtubs. Color schemes can range from neutral to very bright. The floors are generally tile and colored to complement the walls. Fixtures are neutral, sinks and tubs are porcelain, windows are covered with shutters or wooden blinds, and lighting consists of metal cased fixtures.
So keep this in mind, know what makes your particular furniture piece high quality, whether it’s a kiln dried frame or an antique, real solid wood dining table, because it’s always better to pay more for good quality furniture than it is to settle for multiple pieces of lower quality furniture that will inevitably have to be replaced (a lot sooner than you’d think).
Victorian Style Design: Perhaps you would like the timeless appeal of a Victorian styled room. These are often thought of as being highly sophisticated as well as plush and luxurious. It would involve using traditional wooden furniture and warm colors.