Your living room should be the centerpiece of your home. It has to be the room where you invite guests in so they can see what a great decorating job you’ve done. Not all of you are great interior decorators though. You might get a little stuck on the details and designs. Not to worry though, we’ve compiled a few great tips for you to get started with.
You need to pay attention to your walls above anything else. They’re the only thing you can’t change easily. Wallpapering and wall painting can take a very long time to get done if you suddenly decide you’re not a fan of the colour or the design.
You can either arrange your living room around the ways or do your best to make it the other way around. We’d advise that you keep the walls as neutral as possible to allow for the most variation. So long as the walls are not so highly stylised that they clash with almost everything, you should be okay.
Try plain colours or pastel tones. Soft and light colours rarely clash with anything.
Sofas and armchairs are a given, but you’ll have to include ottomans too. Ottomans can be easily placed around the room as secondary seating when you have a few too many guests for the sofa. Not only that but the storage variations mean you can use it to pack a few things inside it when you have to do a quick cleaning up job.
Likewise with the walls, don’t get a sofa or armchair that clashes too loudly with the rest of the decor. You’re going to want to have the seating match too. Mismatched furniture can never be made to look nice.
Deciding between linen and leather should come down to how hot your home gets in the summer. Linen should be fine all year long, but you’re going to be peeling yourself off the leather by July. The linen is easier to get smells out of too.
Carpets are still very popular, but they stain too easily. Don’t be afraid to investigate other options. Wooden flooring stays stylish no matter what, so perhaps if that fits your decorating tastes you can try that instead.
An alternative idea would be tiling. Tiling in the living room is mostly unheard of. The living room is meant to be a place of comfort, but people rarely equate hard, cold tiles as comfortable. How about Roman-style mosaic tiling with a heated floor? Very elegant and just a little extravagant. Still though, you’ll impress anybody who steps in your home. Especially in bare feet.
Curtains Or Blinds
Curtains tend to blot out the light better, but blinds have an aesthetic to them that can make your living room look beautiful. If you live near the sea, you’re going to see a lot of low Suns during the evenings. If that’s the case, opt for blinds. The slatted shadows cast across your living room will be a thing of wonder.
In all other cases, go for curtains.