I don’t know if you’ve experienced it, but you can tell a lot about people from their living room. Living rooms tend to reflect their own personal traits and the way that they are in general. No matter the size of your living room, the possibilities of designing it well are many and opportunities immense. Treat it like a puzzle you want to solve to reach your end decor goal. Let’s say, you define your style as – Minimal Art Decor, then the only question you should ask yourself while investing in different decor elements big or small is, will adding this take me one step closer to the vision I have for my living room?
Everything in the living room, from the curtains to the door knobs, from the rug to the couch is like a piece of the puzzle, you just need to put it all together and voila! Let’s talk about how to decorate your living room to make it do its job. Goes without saying that the first step before you get started is figuring out your style when it comes to home decor and interior. If you need some help in that department, our design experts at Spacejoy can help you figure it out quickly.
Here’s a bunch of things to keep in mind while planning your living room design.
Placing the furniture
One of the most essential components of your living room design is the furniture. And it is a lot more than just pushing a couch against one wall and a table next to the window. Placing the furniture, the right way is an art, and you can do it too! In order to place your furniture right, you must put thought into creating spaces for conversation.
Much like these beautiful living room featured on Better Homes and Garden.
If you’re out choosing paint for your living room, go for the mellower ones. Look for pastels, that don’t take up all the attention in the room. Of course, one bold color choice here and there never hurts, but the overall ambience of your room should be mellow and warm.
Picture from Sandra Hudson and Hirshfields.
Rugs are the heart of living room décor. Kids can roll around on it, you can get cozy on them and they are perfect for game night! With young kids or pets around, I’d suggest you choose rugs that are spill-proof and low-maintenance. Darker colors would be easier to keep clean. Otherwise the plusher the better!
Rugs from Anthropologie and lulu and georgia.
I love what warm, yellow lights can do to a space. Table lamps, floor lamps, pendant lights, all of these need to be selected, based on your personal preference. Pick up light fixtures that match the theme of your living room décor. Check out this gorgeous light fixture from West Elm and Pottery barn.
Paintings add a certain character to the space, especially ones that have been done by you. It’s also a great activity for the family. Buy a giant canvas, pick out a few colors to go with the theme of your living room and throw it on. If not, there is some good art that can be found online. SpaceJoy is one such place, where you can virtually design your living space, keeping with the latest living room design trends.
A whole lot of love!
A living room would be nothing without the love that fills it. So let it flow. Put up pictures and memorabilia from family trips and let them tell the stories that they hold.
Remember that time you walked into that house and felt a warmth that immediately made you feel at home, that’s the feeling you should be aiming for when thinking of interior design ideas. A welcoming living space is the mark of a warm and loving home.
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