You don't need a lot of color or pieces to make your living room dramatic. By using a bold print on a chair gives a modern twist, however, if you throw feminine pillows on the chair that have a ruffle-effect, it softens up the piece. You now achieved a balance between masculine and feminine. Space planning is also important. Here, the two chairs are placed in front of the fireplace but facing away which keeps the pieces intimate for you and your guests.