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How to Add Southern Charm to Any Living Room
Southern style is all about peace and comfort with a hint of elegance. Decorating your living room in a Southern style should evoke a sense of history and hospitality. Historical influences can be seen in this style through art and architecture as well as the furniture. You will never feel stuffy or like you are in a museum in this type of living area.
A Southern style living room should give you the sense of always feeling at peace in your home.Most people think of wood in a Southern style room. Pine, oak or birch is almost always a staple. Heavy furniture brings a sense of warmth to visitors. You will not find petite furniture in a Southern style living area. Microfiber and leather couches can be added as a simple touch to the room. If these pieces of furniture are constructed with wooden frames, it adds an even better touch.
Colors mean almost everything in a Southern style living area. This style welcomes natural shades of creams, browns, soft blues and deep greens. These colors are all peaceful and welcoming in a room. Lighter colors open up spaces. Natural sunlight adds a touch of luxury to the room. Large mirrors reflect natural light making the room more welcoming. Mirrors and artwork are easy ways to bring your Southern style decorating to life. The colors of the walls should be tan or off-white.
Accessories will put your Southern style living area together. A quilt with warm colors used as a throw blanket over the couch or gingham curtains add depth. Store baskets of magazines by an end table. Decorate the large coffee table with books and candles. Flowers are also always welcoming. Put these in a vase on an end table. A large rug is important to bringing the room together. Make sure there are not too many patterns in the rug as that confuses the eyes. The rug should work together with all of the colors in the room.
Stay away from other looks when you are going Southern. Unique and modern styles simply do not fit in this type of living room. Abstract artwork with bright colors or hard angles will not bring the room together. Make sure if you are going with a “worn” look on your wood in the room that does not seem too vintage.
You do not have to live in the south to get this feel in your living room. Your Southern style living room should be a place people come together from all over and feel a sense of “home.” Feeling peaceful in your own home will be the start of a beautiful day.
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