As many Americans continue to work from home in 2021, having a stylish and functional space has become necessary rather than a luxury. This has resulted in the rise in popularity of home improvement projects like redecorating and remodeling across the country.
When it comes to your home, it’s important to have a theme. Having a theme helps you figure out what kind of colors, furniture, and decorations you need to tie your home together. Depending on how you plan to use a specific room, there are different ways to anchor a room, one of which is by setting a focal point or centerpiece.
Whether you want your living room to be an entertainment or lounge area, here are a few creative centerpiece ideas to help you make your living room the best it can be.
If you or anyone in your household has a creative hand, a large canvas or a digital printout of their favorite artwork can add a splash of personality to your living room. If you don’t have either of those, you can opt to commission a painting or digital artwork from a local artist that you like.
You’ll end up with a beautiful piece of art to add as a centerpiece to your living room while supporting local artists who are trying to make a name for themselves. If you commissioned a digital piece, you don’t want to end up with a low-quality printout. To ensure that your centerpiece retains its original vibrancy, clarity, and quality, contact a professional printing service that can provide high-quality prints.
Whichever type of artwork you choose to hang up, they can serve as centerpieces by being place behind a sitting area or above a fireplace. This will make the artwork the focal point of the room and the first thing people see when entering.
One important thing to remember when adding a centerpiece is that it shouldn’t be too big or too small compared to the rest of your furniture and décor. The last thing you want to do is overwhelm someone with a large canvas that makes a room look smaller.
Fireplaces are also a common living room centerpiece, allowing people to huddle up by the fire and have conversations during the colder months. Whether you’re remodeling your fireplace or having one installed, choose a color that compliments the theme in your living room. If you want to have a more cozy and inviting space, choose warm wood or paint that almost blends in with the atmosphere. If you want a more light and airy feel, consider using light-colored wood or paint too.
If you already own a fireplace but don’t want to deal with the costs of rebuilding it, you can use a fireplace insert instead. They’re cheaper, more efficient, environment-friendly, and have different designs to ensure that they don’t look out of place.
A living room necessity and one of the more common living room centerpieces, sofas provide comfort without sacrificing aesthetics. Conventionally-shaped sofas accompanied by sofa tables and other complementary furniture and decorations can add depth to your living room, making it feel slightly separated from the rest of the room. Consider placing your sofa in front of the main wall or backing a sofa table to the wall along with it to show off your small collection of books or trinkets you’ve collected from your travels.
For this kind of design, it’s recommended that you choose vibrant colors that will pop against the color of your walls. This will bring your eyes directly to your centerpiece as soon as you enter the room.
Sectional sofas are another good option for living room centerpieces. For bigger households, an oversized sectional sofa in the middle of the room can provide comfortable seating for family-bonding activities like movie nights. Light-colored sofas can help set the tone for minimalist or simply-decorated rooms if furnished with decorative pillows. Dark-colored sofas, on the other hand, can set a more rustic mood in the room. Place your sectional sofa in the middle of the room, and don’t go overboard with too many decorations. After all, less is more.
Centerpieces are there to serve as a focal point of a room and show off your personality. If you’re someone who loves to read books in their spare time, consider placing a bookshelf as wide as the main wall in your living room. You can display your favorite books and other collections which might have previously accumulated dust in your storage space. To avoid unnecessary accidents, you can anchor your bookshelf to the wall with screws to make sure it doesn’t fall over.
An alternative to this would be to build a built-in bookshelf. These bookshelves blend seamlessly into the room and give off a modern design.
Centerpieces can either make or break a room, which is why you should plan accordingly before redecorating or remodeling your home. No matter which idea you choose to apply, your comfort and satisfaction should be a priority. If you keep these factors in mind, you’ll create a space that provides comfort and aesthetics for your household.