Decorating a living room is not an easy task, especially when it is an L shaped living room. Ranch homes in 1950s were famous for their L shaped living rooms. Its unusual shape, large picture window and large wall present a decorating challenge. However, with a few tricks, the living can be very practical and look pleasant. I will give you some tips on how to make the best use of an L shaped living room with a large picture window and wall.
You can take advantage of the L shape by using the room for two purposes. You can use the smaller arm of the room as a dining room or entertainment center.
Hence, it will make your guests feel more welcomed for lounging and entertaining.
There is no rug that can fit both sections of the L shaped room. So, you can put an area rug in the center of each section of the room. Try to choose rugs with similar colors and pattern to unite the area.
Choose a focal point in the corner of the large arm room. Then, choose an item that reflects your style to put there. You can put a corner fireplace or tall and creative bookshelf design or a corner table with a nice vase on it.
Add coordinating accessories in both sides of the room to help tie together the room’s different elements.
As for the long picture window, which often makes it more difficult to arrange furniture in an L shaped room, I will give you some tips to use it wisely. You can simply avoid this predicament by making the long picture window area an independent area that has its own function, so it will not interfere with the furniture arrangements of you room sections. You can achieve this by placing two love seats at the right angle of the picture window to make it appear like a cozy and relaxing area. Dressing it with light drapes and sheers will give the area an airy feeling to help set the relaxing mood.
Regarding walls, you can either paint the entire L shaped room with the same color to make it look as a fluid space or you can paint it with different but complementary colors, if you want to differentiate the two uses of the room. As for the large wall, it is wiser to hang a large tapestry instead of usual painting on it. Unlike usual paintings, tapestries never fail to attract people’s attention and make grand impression. They are magical. Whether it is a landscape, forest or a palace scene, you will feel like you are stepping into the scene when you hang it on a large wall. Here is some advice on how to choose and hang the tapestry:
First, you need to take the measurements of the large wall and choose a tapestry that matches.
Second, choose a large tapestry with the scene that has the effect you want to convey to your guests, whether it is a landscape, modern art, romantic scene by Boucher or a mind-blowing piece by Van Gogh or any scene you want .
Third, select a rod that matches the tapestry you chose.
Finally, follow the instructions in the packaging of the rod to hang the tapestry. It is very easy, it usually involves putting the rod brackets first, then the rod and tapestry.
Now you know all the right tricks and you are ready to try them out and explore the effect for yourself.