No matter what your decor theme, budget, or personal taste is, you can easily turn your hodge-podge living room furnishing and accent into a space that will look as if it was done by an interior designer pro.
Here are the important points that you must keep in mind while decorating or redecorating your living room and by following this, you are definitely going to get your dream living room.
As we follow that functions are always important than form. So, Start your interior design adventure by determining what your living room is for. The answer will determine the layout of the room.
If you entertain a lot of guests, then you will want your space to be more open, so that guests can flow freely around the room without bumping into furniture.
If you host more intimate groups of guests, then you must arrange your furniture in a way to promote conversations.
And if you entertain both kinds, then you must balance the living room layout by not adding a lot of furniture and just settling with the one that is needed.
1.Select furniture that matches your need
Once you know the function of the room, it’s time for you to work on the form. There are a lot of really wonderful pieces out on the market these days and when you go to them, you might feel like buying them all. But always imagine your space and remember its function and then choose.
Not only can you get inviting sofas and loveseats, but also new ideas such as sectionals with a built-in chaise.
If you entertain a lot, consider going with groupings of furniture or pieces that can be easily moved around the room.
If it’s just family and friends, go with a large sectional grouping so you can all sit together in comfort and style.
2.Use color intelligently
The right colors can really make a living room come to life. Choose wall colors that complement your furnishings.
If there is less natural light in your living room, try avoiding dark colors as they might make the room look dull. Use accent colors that will complement the accessories.
Don’t get too wild with colors – they should work with one another, not against one another.
3. Go with a neutral style
The living room is a place where you would want every morning to enjoy your morning tea and neutral style always soothes your eyes.
Resist the temptation to buy the latest trends in furnishings or accessories. You don’t want your space to become dated.
Picking up the latest lamp or gimmicky clock cheapens the space as well. Compliment your room with accessories and furnishes. Don’t overdo it.
Keep the precious memories and souvenirs in the bedroom or family room.
4. Bright it up
Choose the lamps that will portray the theme of the room. Like, modern, traditional or abstract kinds of lamps. It also depends on the kind of furniture you have chosen.
A traditional couch combined with abstract lamps won’t set the theme so better match it with the furniture as well.
A lamp with a glossy shade can also make the room look bigger than it is. So, this can also be an option.
5. Let it shine
A good way to add some space to your living room is to go with reflective surfaces for tables, fixtures, and lighting.
White glazed cabinets are terrific for this, particularly if they have glassed doors. The same is true with lighting.
Accent tables with reflective tops also enhance the look of the room. And whenever you are choosing an accent table, always remember its function as it will be the focal point of the room.
6. Use rugs as décor
If you have a really large open space, consider breaking it into smaller areas. The easiest way to do this is to use area rugs.
Though it seems odd at first, an area rug cannot only be used on wood or tile floors but on wall-to-wall carpeting as well.
When using an area rug to define a space, be sure that the furnishings either rest on the carpet or touch the edges visually.
7. Pop up some elements
When you are going for neutral style, the best way to make it interesting is by playing with the pillows and rugs.
If you want to add texture to your living room, you can use textured bright-colored rugs that will pop up in your living room and give a character to the room.
And same goes with the pillows. A solid-colored couch and bright-colored textured pillows are always a great combination. If you like colors, here is the chance for you to play it around.
8. Locate the large pieces first
The sofa, loveseat, and sectionals should be put in place first. Again, consider the function of the room and arrange accordingly.
If your pieces are heavy, you may want to draw out the room on a piece of paper and make shapes that match the measurements of your furniture.
Move them around on paper before you move them around the room. Once you fix the perfect combination, then arrange the furniture accordingly. This will save your time and energy.
And hello, Professionals work in the same way right! So, show your creativity and imagination. I am sure, you will rock this!
9. Work your way out from there
Once you have the large pieces of furniture set to your liking, it’s time to add end tables, coffee tables, and other secondary furnishings to your grouping.
Next, it’s time for the accents: lamps, vases, plants, etc. Finally, the Living room should always reflect who you are. So, hang your art so that it gives a personal touch to your room.
10. The final touch
After painting and changing the layout, you may find that some of the accessories or paintings are not going well with the look.
So, just go with your intuition and change it a little bit to get the final look. As in designing, intuition works best.
Your newly renovated living room is ready which is of course designed by you!!
Most of all, have fun with your redecorating project. And then you will get your masterpiece.
And wait, Don’t forget to brag about it to your friends…