The living room is an important part of your home that serves you and your family by providing a calm and relaxing area for you to rest and interact with your loved ones.
It is also the place where guests are received and gives them the main impression of your home and for this reason should be given special attention when it comes to furnishing and decorating your home. Below we have some useful suggestions that will help you greatly while decorating your living room.
1. Add Lights
First of all the entire ambiance of living room should be welcoming so your guests feel good when they enter the room. The sensible use of lighting adds a welcoming feeling to the room making it look brighter and more spacious. Placing elegant lamps in strategic places around the room is also a good idea.
2. White Walls
White coloured walls in addition to lights can set off a very elegant feel making the room look very comfortable and soothing to the eyes. White painted walls give you enough choice to add any type of furnishing items to the room. It doesnt limit you to any specific type and colours of furniture, décor items and other stuff. If you dont want to spend a lot or have a small budget, white walls with lots of lights is a good idea.
3. Place A Mirror
Mirrors are an accessory that never goes out of fashion and fits well with any type of room décor. Not only do mirrors make the room more elegant and trendy but they are also affordable. Whether you have a contemporary style living room or a classic one, mirrors fit well in both.
One advantage of using a mirror in your living room is that it could make the room look bigger. If your living room has a window with direct exposure to sun light, you can place a large mirror on the adjacent wall which will bring an artistic and natural look to your room as well as giving it a more spacious feel.
4. Neutral Furniture
Be wise while selecting furniture for your living room. Keep in mind the décor of your room and get furniture that best goes with the entire décor. It is suggested to pick neutral colours in sofas and bar stools that match with all the shades, so that when you want to freshen up your living room, it would be easy to change the curtains and colour of your walls and you wouldnt need to go out and buy new and expensive furniture.
When buying furniture remember to not only consider the outer beauty of the product, make sure the furniture is equally comfortable and durable. Sofas should be comfortable enough to let you and your guests sit and relax for long periods (thats assuming you want your guests to stay!). If you have a small home, you can add a faux leather sofa bed that will double up as a bed should the need arise.
5. Trendy Cushions
Since furniture is an expensive investment, it is usually wiser to buy contemporary furniture that is unlikely to go out of fashion, so to keep up with current trends you could add cushions. Cushions are an inexpensive accessory that can be experimented with however many times you want and will enhance the beauty of your furniture optimising your neutral styled sofas in any style you want. If you want to give a funky touch to your sofas, place funky styled cushions on them.
The amount and sizes of your cushions can also make a difference for example, you could put in lots of small cushions or have just 3 to 4 large cushions or even take a mix of both large and small. If you want to maintain an elegant look in the room, add large cushions. Not only do cushions enhance the beauty of sofas but they also contribute effectively to the ambiance of your living room so they are really useful.
6. Vases and flowers
Flowers complete the entire look of your room. Do not add too much of them, 2 or 3 vases are enough to add life to the room. The colours of flowers should match the other décor items in the room or you can match them with the colours of your sofa cushions. If you have a garden, save your money and add natural flowers in the room to make your place look fresh and bright. Fresh flowers add a natural fragrance to the room that enhances its ambiance.
By following these points, you will definitely be able to adorn your room in a way that it will never look old or out of fashion.