Casual living room elegance

Comfort and elegance are not mutually exclusive. Quite the contrary. I can show you the nuts and bolts of a room that, I believe, is both contemporary yet timeless and perfect for today's lifestyles.

Let’s start with the basics.

Neutral colours are usually the best choice for your living room walls. Applying a coat of semi-gloss white paint to the mouldings, ogees and other architectural elements adds definition to the room, plus makes these accents shinier and easier to clean. The most beautiful decor typically evolves over time in a room where pieces have been added or subtracted to strike the perfect visual and ergonomic balance.

To recreate such a space, you can combine antique or historical pieces with more contemporary ones.

Decent decor’s arch enemy is, without a doubt, clutter. If you have piles of junk that have nowhere else to go, integrated storage solutions for your room are the way to go. They are the ideal opportunity to add interesting architectural elements or height to a room with stackable storage piled up to the ceiling.

What makes a warm and casual room is the juxtaposition of styles you choose.

This step often terrifies homeowners afraid of making mistakes. The key is to create a common thread through many colours. This allows you to effortlessly coordinate multi-shaped designs. Because reclining chairs, armchairs, loveseats and sofas are expensive investments, choose high-quality fabric or leather in soothing shades that will stand the test of time.

Afterwards, you can accessorize with decorative cushions as trends and seasons come and go.