Eye-catching paintings may be more readily available than ever before. Purchase prints that fit your design sense on the web, in department stores, discount stores as well as some pharmacies. Choose art that reflects both you and your sense of style, but be aware of all of those other colors in your living room and draw them by helping cover their the right art piece. Choose pieces that flatter the color of your furniture and mimic colors of other decorative accent pieces. Use large artworks as focal points or group smaller pieces together in odd numbers.
Soften the appearance and feel of the family room by decorating walls with fabric. Fabric can also add visual appeal as well as texture. Fabric around the baby mural may soften the feel of a living room with hard lines or hard floors of wood or tile. Hang floor-to-ceiling-length curtains along a whole wall to create an accent wall. Avoid loud or busy patterns in rooms which are already filled with visual interest.
Use regular wall paint to produce the illusion of depth by painting large squares or rectangles in your living room wall decoration in a shade slightly lighter or darker compared to original wall color. You may also create contrast and a focus by painting an "accent wall." Accent walls really are a lone wall painted a drastically different color compared to rest of the room. Try using a color around the opposite side of the color wheel in the rest of the walls for dramatic impact.