Take Your Living Room Design to the Next Level: Accessorize

Sometimes, all your living room design needs are the right details to take it to the next level, and today we’re going to give you a few tips on how to do it.

Interior designers know for a fact that a bold rug in the right place, or a charismatic lamp lighting the right spot can totally make all the difference and help transform a simple space into a room worthy of being displayed.

SEE ALSO: Living Room Essentials: Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman

Ready to learn on how accessorize? Let’s go!

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You can take your first example from this light and airy London living room by Marion Lichtig. The hardwood coffee table and the custom-covered sofas in Pierre Frey velvet make all the difference.

Detail tip: custom-cover your sofas with high-end fabrics.

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Photo © Zach Desart

A bold painting by Ira Yaeger hangs over the sumptuous corduroy-upholstered sofa in this living room exotic living room. The custom ostrich ottoman and mohair x-benches help to add up to that feeling.

Detail tip: go for an eccentric painting and make it the centerpiece of your living room.

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Photo © Gross & Daley

In Michael Kors‘ Greenwich Village penthouse, a simple color palette and a lot of clean lines put all the focus on the designer’s vast collection of books.  A black marble lamp and a gray flannel-upholstered sofa finish the look.

Detail tip: opt for a simple, but bold table lamp for your side table.

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Photo © Max Kim Bee

Located in Marin County, this living room design was inspired by a Northern California rustic style. This look was achieved with pieces like a sofa of their own design upholstered in a Castel textile and Roman shades made from antique Japanese shades lined with an Arabel fabric.

Detail tip: upholster your old pieces of furniture

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Photo © Helen Green Design

The serene, neutral palette in this soothing looking living room is punctuated by a pair of occasional chairs in Kravet’s linen Citysquare fabric. We can also see a few turquoise ceramic vases, that add a punch of color to the built-in bookshelves.

Detail tip: pick simple, but bold looking armchairs to go with your color palette

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Photo © Laura Resen

This inviting living room in a Stanford White townhouse in Manhattan features a painting, which hangs over a custom sofa by Fox-Nahem. A pair of armless tufted chairs by Billy Haines and an 18th-century rock-crystal chandelier punctuate the space.

Detail tip: combine the color scheme of your furniture and the art pieces you decide to add to you living room

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Photo © Jeff McNamara

This country-chic East Hampton, New York, space by Groves & Co. features strong pieces in neutral tones, like a Roman Thomas sofa upholstered in Ralph Lauren linen and an Italian 19th-century daybed from Greenwich Living Antiques & Design Center.

Detail tip: keep it simple and classy on the details

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Photo © Paolo Petrignani

A 19th-century townhouse in London, this now modern home was transformed into a sophisticated space using several luxe materials like Loro Piana velvet on the sofas, Zoffany wall coverings and a Gris Pulpis marble mantle.

Detail tip: add some luxury elements to your design

SEE ALSO: Living Room Essentials: Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman

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