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  • Written by Sarah Williams


Are you trying to create a space that you're going to love? Read this article for great room decorating ideas that will make you feel at home.

With the living room/great room or family room being high up on the list of most popular renovations in a home you too might be considering doing some renovations yourself. With spring right around the corner, now is the perfect time to start gathering your ideas and getting ready.

If you have been spinning your creative wheels and feeling like you are not getting anywhere, you are in the right place. Keep reading for great room decorating ideas that you can use and add your own flair if you wish.

1. Throw Pillows

You can have a lot of fun with throw pillows because of the myriad of options available. If you have neutral colors on your walls and your furniture add some throw pillows that give the room the finishing touches. You can opt for bold colors and bold designs to tie in the entire room.

2. Wallpaper

Wallpaper is not like it used to be, it has changed with the times and has even become easier to install. Why not update your walls with a bold wallpaper that will say what your style is at the moment?

The best thing is that instead of dealing with paint and primer you will just have to deal with applying the wallpaper and possibly recruiting a helper. Once it is done you can admire your fresh new walls without the hassle of waiting for them to dry.

3. Blinds

If you are over the whole curtain look, it might be time for some fabulous Venetian blinds. Not only are they beautiful they will also last for years to come. If you are looking for a sophisticated look that still gives you privacy this is your answer.

You have options when it comes to the material such as metal, wood, faux wood, or aluminum. Check out the differences and make sure you choose your favorite look for your home.

4. Lighting

If you feel you have boring light fixtures right now you can either change them out completely or you can buy some paint and change the look of your current fixtures.

If you love the glam look you can look into metallic light fixtures that you can hang from the ceiling in a corner or you can replace your current light fixtures with. Or you can even choose a fun modern chandelier as a statement light fixture.

5. Fireplace

If your great room has a fireplace then why not spruce it up? There are plenty of options here to make your fireplace unique or to make it more your style. If you currently have a brick fireplace, you can get some paint and change the color to match the rest of the decor.

Another option is to tile your fireplace - backsplashes are not only for the kitchen nowadays. You can get fun black and white geometric tiles and watch your fireplace area transform before your eyes.

6. Rugs

Depending on your furniture you can either choose a statement rug or a neutral rug. If your furniture and decor is more on the neutral side then a patterned rug will add to the room along with some bold colors.

A bright carpet with no patterns will also bring a fun surge of colorful energy to a room with neutral couches, walls, and coffee tables.

7. Mismatched Patterns

Who says you can't mix and match lines with circles or multiple circle sizes? There are ways to perfectly mismatch patterns without it clashing. You can stick to the same color scheme and play with patterns in the pillows, couch fabric, and even the rug.

For example, choose a color scheme like white and blue then choose large circles for the couch fabric and tiny polka dots for the throw pillows. Then you can invert the colors.

If the throw pillows primary color is white then you can switch the couch fabric to be primarily blue. This, in turn, will give you the opposite colors on the circle and the polka dots. Making it a perfect mix match pattern.

8. Books

If you love books and do not know where to keep them or what to do with them, you can create a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf to show them off. You can then set cozy reading chairs either right in front or right next to your bookshelves and curl up and read whenever our heart desires.

You can get extra creative and use artwork in the middle of your bookshelves to add an extra artsy oomph and to create some contrast.

9. Gallery Wall

Are you into art? Then opting to add a gallery wall will make sense in your great room. You can choose to mix and match art pieces and use your furniture to tie them into the room or you can hand art that is meaningful to you.

You can hang art that your children create, pet portraits, family canvas, etc. Dedicate an entire wall to your gallery and then you can admire your pieces after a long day of work.

Which of These Great Room Decorating Ideas Will You Choose?

Now that you have a ton of new great room decorating ideas, your creative wheels are probably spinning. Which of these decor ideas will you opt for? The next step is to have some fun while you are shopping and creating the perfect place for you to sit and unwind after a long day.

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