Living room earlier has served mainly as a representative part of the apartment where we received guests, and today in many families became the center of family life. With changes in lifestyle, those premises as housing and living space for your family became very different.
So, living room today serves the reception of guests, but it is also a place where family members retreat to the peace and quiet after a hard working day, watch television, relax by reading a book or magazine, listen to music – or even working. Here are some tips how to improve your living room.
1. Choosing colors
Colors make our lives more beautiful, even if you’re the type of person who likes minimalism, any space in classic shades can only be boring and sterile. You don’t need to paint the walls in bright orange or dramatic black, begin with putting some interesting decorative pillows on your furniture.
2. Make your own wall decoration
Hang a few plates painted in different motives; it is one of the simplest decorative ideas that will break the monotony of the wall surface. Alternately, hang plates of different sizes. Around the plate on the wall paint a frame using a darker shade of the wall color compared to the ground. Of course, you can always decorate your walls with some nice paintings or warm family photos.
3. Mixing styles
Mix a variety of textures, materials, and styles as this is the only way to get your space your own personal touch. As long as you place things meaningfully and take care of the proportions, everything will be better than uniformity.
When we are burdened with decoration of the room, we are looking for pieces of furniture and details that will be exactly what we imagined and eventually somehow forget the importance of lighting. Besides the classical ceiling light, whether it’s about a modern lamp or chandelier, you need to take care of another type of lighting. If you have furniture on which you can put a desk lamp, be sure to use it because the lighting at various levels in space gives a different atmosphere. Floor lamps are becoming irreplaceable because they have a decorative purpose, and their wide variety makes it easy to find what suits you.
5. Furniture arrangement
In small spaces, you don’t have too many choices and it is very important that before buying large pieces of furniture you know the right measurements of your living room. But, if you have a large living room, feel free to play with the furniture and don’t necessarily push it up against the wall. Sofas and armchairs in the middle of the room can look great and serve as a kind of barrier for various fields of interest in the room.
A good carpet costs, everyone knows that but is not a solution to buy smaller one if you have a larger space. It’s smarter to wait and collect some money because the carpet should touch the edges of the furniture that surround it. In any case, it’s better to be bigger than smaller. Choose colors that will match your furniture and walls and give your room a sophisticated look.
The curtains have a significant impact on the interior of the house, apartment or wherever you are. It is therefore very important that you choose the right type of the curtains. The curtains must fit in with other elements of the room such as furniture and carpets and harmonize with the aesthetic impression of a complete space. Purchasing of classic or modern curtains will depend on the purpose of the room but it the end it will be ultimately based on your own style and taste.
8. Get some plants and flowers
Life without plants is unthinkable because they provide a complete room atmosphere, the room looks more vivid and taking care of plants says a lot about the housekeeper. Plants illuminate the room in which they are located, generate oxygen and embellish our homes.
9. Don’t forget to storage
A little corner for newspapers/magazines disposal and other little things, like a box of wicker, will make your living room neat and visually will fit in almost any environment.
10. Shop carefully
In short, don’t buy furniture that you do not need. Maybe it’s smarter to choose one good set of furniture and then build the rest of the organization around it. Give yourself time. Even professionals often struggle with selecting and completing the story. Remember, you can’t set the whole living room in just a few days. You will be spending your time here daily for many years and create lovely memories.