Imagine your life while spending most of your time in a place you don’t like, or doesn’t reflect your personality and style! That’s the case when you underestimate the importance of decorating your living room. The living room is that treasured space that highlights the tone for your entire decorating style. If you could only choose one room in your home to put your heart and soul into designing, the living room would top the list.
Living rooms take on a number of different roles which can make decorating them a bit of a challenge. For some people it’s a formal room reserved for entertaining guests, for others it’s a casual space used for leisure activities like relaxing or retiring at night, watching TV, reading a book, listening to music and much more.
To have a living room that teases and pleases the eye in a manner that feels comfortable and trendy. Here are the best tips and tricks that nobody ever tells you about decorating a living room:
1- Theme: Determine how the living room will be used. This will help you decide what theme/color scheme to choose and what furniture to buy. While some people prefer to have a harmonious style in a room that enhance the tone of their internal design. Others prefer to mix styles to add an interesting contrast that attracts the attention.
2- Colors: Keep the colors on the walls neutral like pale creams and beige, as stronger colors make the apartment space look smaller. Make sure that you choose the color that goes with the theme of your living room. Ex. If your theme is coastal, shades of blue or neutrals would be just fine. If your theme is traditional, strong reds, blues, or greens may be most suitable.
3- Lighting and mirrors: It’s no secret that lighting is the key to a perfect ambiance. As well as using mirrors that could make a room look bigger, as they give an illusion of more space.
4- Plants: Indoor plants could breathe life into the living room, and add a striking natural beauty.
5- Furniture: Before buying any furniture, you should measure the length and width of your living room. Determine where you want to position each piece of furniture. You should also measure the height of your ceiling, and if the ceiling is high use long drapes.
Hopefully, this brief article has enlightened you with a few ideas in designing your living room. Make sure that you have a living room that reflects your personality and style.