A formal living room’s decor usually focuses on design rather than function. The formal living room is located in the front of house and is used to receive and entertain guests. The walls and horizontal surfaces are often decorated with art and artifacts rather than personal photographs.
This room fits the homeowner’s personality. She loves to entertain and tell stories about each item.
So what makes a room formal-looking?
A formal living room would house your best furniture and accessories and be arranged in a conversational grouping. A neutral palette is the norm with a few splashes of color. You would bring out the tea and cookies, but not a full meal.
Take a look at this short video explaining differences between a formal living room and a family room:
When selling your home, you need to pay attention to the demographics of your area. Since there were a number of family homes in the neighborhood, Premiere Home Stagers thought it best to make the living room less formal. We started by removing some items in order to showcase the fireplace.
There still is a semi-formal look to the room, but it does looks more spacious. Prospective buyers can freely walk around the room and imagine themselves living here. Call Premiere Home Stagers before your next move. 608-345-9396