How to add grandeur to a living room

pink velvet sofa with dark painted walls and large gold bookcase

If the minimalist look is not for you experiment with adding glitz and glamour to bring some glorious grandeur to your living room. Here, we look at a few quick and easy trips to help you get started.

Mix old and new

Blending old and new together is a really quick and simple way to update your living room and give it a touch of glam. You can have traditional furniture but add some industrial furniture or some ultra-modern wall art. The contrast of old and new adds a chic and stylish touch. You can start with a reclaimed wood sideboard like the Glasgow Reclaimed Elm Small Sideboard – over this, hang a modern wall mirror or can stand a modern sculpture or some grand shiny candlesticks.

reclaimed wood sideboard with mosaic style doors

Enhance high ceilings

If you are lucky enough to have gorgeous high ceilings in your living room then make the most of it. Accentuate the height by adding tall impressive features and furniture, such as floor-to-ceiling display shelving or tall skinny bookcases. You can hang your curtains high and add some on-trend hanging plant pots to fully use the height of the room. These tricks will also help create the illusion of height in your room if your room has a lower ceiling.

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Be bold with colour

If you prefer to stick with an overall neutral theme then add a bold accent colour to bring some grandeur to your living room. Add a bright velvet chair near a window and to balance the colour in the room, bring other accents in, in the form of accessories, scatter cushions or a rug.

gold fabric armchairs with dark brown sofa and gold round wall mirror

Add statement furniture

Statement furniture pieces are a must-have for a grand room – splash out on one piece that really catches the eye – an industrial coffee table or a reclaimed wood sideboard are great choices. Or how about display shelving….which gives you another opportunity to add more glamour to your room with ornaments and picture frames?

Add grand accessories

Bring in lighting that is full of character – this does not have to be just table lamps – a sparkling pendant light over the coffee table or side table, a statement industrial light or fairy lights around pictures or mirrors add a splendid sparkle.

reclaimed wood side table next to silver fabric sofa

Bold / polished metals

Using gold or silver elements in your living room is an instant fix to add some glamour and grandeur to your living room. Just look at the stylish Redmond Reclaimed Elm small side table – stand a shiny decorative vase or table lamp on this for a grand look.