Formal Living Rooms

Majority of households especially those who are executives and those who don’t have small kids at home prefer formal living rooms because this exudes sophistication and class. Formal living rooms are decorated in a way that exudes elegance, and they are often designed with formality in mind. Formal living rooms are beautiful spaces for you to enjoy your family and guests, and creating one of these rooms takes learning just a few decor tips and techniques for a welcoming space for years to come.

Contemporary Formal Living Rooms With Wall Sconces

 Contemporary Formal Living Rooms With Wall Sconces

Here are several tips and techniques to create formal living rooms for you.  First, choose a color scheme. Taking into account the big-ticket items in your room such as couches, chairs and love seats and flooring, select an appropriate color for the walls.

Dark Brown Fromal Living Rooms With Yellow Vases And Mirror

Dark Brown Fromal Living Rooms With Yellow Vases And Mirror

Formal living rooms are primarily formal rooms, so formal colors such as deep red, hunter green, gold and brown further accent the formal decor of your room.

Formal Living Rooms With Grasscloth Wallpaper

Formal Living Rooms With Grasscloth Wallpaper

Secondly, make sure that the decors and furniture pieces are highlighted carefully. For example, a fireplace should be that main accent of the wall. This should be complemented with furnishings or draperies that come in rich and heavy trimmed fabrics.

Formal Living Rooms With Striped Walls And Fireplace

Formal Living Rooms With Striped Walls And Fireplace

Then for the accessories, one of the features of formal living rooms are that the fabrics and furnishings are often of higher quality and refinement than a living room that is used for more casual occasions. 

Formal Living Rooms With Golden Accents

Formal Living Rooms With Golden Accents

There are a number of people who have formal living rooms that are outfitted with their best rugs, their nicest vases, and their most expensive sitting furniture, while their family rooms or dens are decorated with more modest furnishings. 

Formal Living Rooms With Mirror And Fireplace

Formal Living Rooms With Mirror And Fireplace

One of the reasons for this is that a formal living room is often reserved for special occasions while a den might get heavy use. Last but not least, eliminate or hide electronics. Formal sitting room decor is hallmarked by clean lines and formal style, so avoid large exposed televisions and stereo equipment in this space. If a television is desired, hide the piece in a large armoire or cabinet with doors to maintain a room with clean lines and a formal design.