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A Luxurious Living Room: 10 Outstanding Décor Essentials

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Not only is the living room one of the areas where you spend most of your time at home, but it’s also the place of entertainment and gatherings. It should feature a comfortable and inviting ambience with luxurious appeal. By introducing just a few beautiful décor embellishments, you can design a living room that resembles an extravagant retreat.

1.      Cosy area rugs

Hardwood floors embellished with plush area rugs will definitely make your living room both cosier and more elegant. You should pick a faux sheepskin area rug if you want to create a glamorous look. On the other hand, if you want to create a more subdued vibe, you should go with a rug with a soft texture and a simple design.

2.      Extravagant lighting fixtures

Aside from using subtle lighting for a cosy atmosphere, you should pick lavish fixtures that will elevate your living room décor to a more luxurious level. For instance, a stunning chandelier will definitely dominate the entire room as a luxe focal point. You can also use elegant lamps featuring glossy finishes for a glamorous vibe.

3.      A comfy, chic sofa

Furniture always takes the centre stage in a room, so you need to let yours stand out in a beautiful, elegant setting. Modern living rooms feature luxurious and elegant sofas in subdued and neutral hues, with enticing and comfy cushions. Introducing such a piece of furniture will definitely bring a sense of sophistication into your living room without creating an overbearing look. You can even find flexible, modular designs that will fit into your space perfectly.

4.      Lush drapes

Enchanting, opulent drapes puddling on the floor will instantly give your living room a luxurious flair. Such a window treatment will help you create a sophisticated, formal look while also adding a sense of depth to your space. You can choose drapes with intricate patterns for an impactful effect or go with a rich, yet simple design that will accentuate the texture rather than the pattern.

5.      Enticing hardware

If you want to introduce a sense of novelty into your living room and create a luxurious atmosphere, you can update your hardware. Hardware with a gold or silver finish will definitely luxe up your space at an affordable price. You can try out other finishes and designs depending on the style of your living room.

6.      A perfectly styled coffee table

Every living room should have a lovely coffee table. You have two equally mesmerising options to make yours stand out. You can either introduce a statement coffee table with an authentic design. There are plenty of styles, shapes, colours and materials available, so you can easily find one that will fit into the living room design while still creating a “wow” effect. The other option is to decorate a coffee table with unique embellishments. You can use a vintage tray, old books, enticing water decanters, etc. Just make sure that your decorative elements have a shared feature because this will help you create a cohesive look.

7.      An impactful fireplace

A fireplace is the perfect focal point for an elegant, luxurious living room, so if you’ve been blessed with one, make sure to accentuate it. You should arrange your furniture around it for a cosy, inviting atmosphere. Place lovely decorations on top of it, but make sure to create decorative arrangements that contain an odd number of elements. This will make them more memorable and impactful. You can also place a beautiful ornate mirror or a painting above the fireplace and create a truly beautiful look.

8.      A vase of fresh flowers

Introducing a vase of fresh flowers into your living room will create a beautiful effect. You can use a simple glass vase and arrange flowers casually for a natural look. This lovely addition will not only create an atmosphere typical of five-star hotels, but also fill your space with a charming scent and a splash of colour.

9.      Stunning artwork

Art is one of the most elegant and sophisticated decorations you can use to luxe up your living room. Even a single piece can draw the attention of everyone in the room. You can use paintings featuring abstract or traditional motifs to complement or contrast the design of your living room. Experimenting with the frame designs and finishes can also help you create an extravagant look. A thick, ornate frame will certainly look enchanting and impactful.

10. Luxe candles

Candles are a must-have in any setting, so make sure to welcome them into your living room, as well. Going with candles in glass jars is an elegant option that will elevate your home décor. Once you light them up, they will fill your living room with a cosy, flickering glow and a calming scent that will make your space even more enjoyable.

With the right décor elements, you can turn your living room into a luxe sanctuary where you can make wonderful memories with your loved ones.


Chloe is a graduated journalist from Adelaide and a regular contributor to Smooth Decorator. She loves everything related to decor, aesthetic and lifestyle topics. She is also passionate about photography. Her biggest dream is to travel the whole world and take some stunning photographs of beautiful places. Beside all this, she enjoys drinking coffee and reading a beautiful book from time to time

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