Coming up with a design for your living room can seem like a bit of a challenge. One of the first steps we at the Santa Barbara Design Center will help you with is finding a color palette that fits your style. Finding that fit sometimes can be difficult but we will walk you thru several options. Going thru 5 living room styles that give you jump-start to creating your own personalized style.

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To start us off, the palette that you use matters a lot in the final result. The color scheme you decide on should be balanced and with all the right balancing of colors. Textures also add an element to the whole look and feel of the house. Whenever we at the Santa Barbara Design Center are choosing a color palette for your living room design, we settle on one that is balanced and has a focal point. A focal point may be a cool color of your sofa or accent wall…

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Vignettes at Santa Barbara Design Center

Secondly, the style you are trying to achieve should be congruent and flow with the rest of your house. Everything should come together in harmony and right proportion. Diversity is also very important as it brings some contrast into the room and giving it a visual balance. This may be achieved by mixing different elements to the space. For example if you have a stone coffee table to have wooden end tables or a console table that is glass with a metal base. You can also mix leather with a silk pillow or a Berber rug on a stone floor…

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A visual contrast may also be achieved by making use of cool colors and the lighting you choose coming into the room. Down lighting from floor lamps or lamps in general create a more warm and inviting environment. Whereas lighting from the ceiling give a cooler and sharper contrast.

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Creative Vignette spaces at the Santa Barbara Design Center

Sometimes, you may not want to have a lot of things in the living room and settle on a minimalist design. This should be maintained by having one main color and a complementary color. When you are using a minimalist design, make sure that the primary color you choose contrasts beautifully with the space in your room. An example of this is when you use Grey as your main color and you throw in yellow or coral to compliment the greys…

And last but not least, you can mix and match exotic patterns in order to come up with the perfect design. You can try mixing and rearranging items in the room until you have the right balance. You can try a combination of different colors and textures in order to achieve the look you are looking for. Well, there you have it, our Santa Barbara Design Center tips and tricks for the living room design of your dreams.

Come by today and get ideas for decorating your home at the Santa Barbara Design Center!