How to style your living room from head to toe
A living room is the heart of every house. It is where the family can sit and watch TV together; it is mostly where you and your friends play cards after dropping the kids off to the school. You certainly want your living room space to look appealing, and be comfortable at the same time.
A well-decorated living room can leave a good impression on the guests who come over for the first time. It’s better to hire a skilled designer who could decorate your living room for you, but if you want to tweak things up a little bit in an already furnished living room, or work on it yourself, then I can give you some good advice.
Read below to find out what recent trends you can follow to make your living room look as stunning as possible.
Add some rugs
Often, we pay attention to the walls, the paintings, furniture and lighting so much that we seem to forget the floor. However, with a little attention, you can decorate your floor as well. Regardless of whether you have hardwood floors or not. It doesn’t matter if the room is carpeted or not. If you add a few beautiful rugs here and there, it will make your living room look more expensive.
Most of these rugs aren’t even expensive; your choice of rug would depend on the interior of the living room. Buying a modern area rug can be a difficult task. You need to be sure that you are buying a high-quality rug so that it lasts longer, also, make sure you clean the rug often.
Keep it simple
There’s beauty in simplicity. I would recommend that you make a list of the furniture you need in your living room. Have a minimalistic approach towards the living room décor, especially if the dimensions of your room are small.
Additionally, choose lean furniture so that it doesn’t take up a lot of space. Stuffing your living room with hefty sofas is not going to make the environment appealing. A couple of couches and a coffee table are all you need. So, select your furniture carefully.
Indoor plants look gorgeous, and they can fix your mood on the worst days. These days, you can find a lot of options both online and in the market. It’s spring so there is a chance you can find a nice indoor floral plant if you want to add some colors (which I highly recommend if your living room is monochromatic), I prefer having plants in my place, I find them beautiful, and I think they are a symbol of strength. Therefore, I recommend that you choose any plant of your liking and place it in your living room.
Make it about yourself
You can find a comfy sofa, a coffee table and a beautiful interior at a clinic’s waiting room as well. What do you think makes your living room different from that? It is your home, and therefore you should feel free to personalize it.
Mount some family photos, and your living room would instantly start looking homier. Got a mantel? Put your favorite Master Yoda’s sculpture on it. Your living room is your space, where you will lounge for the next many weekends to come; it should speak about your personality and your likes.
Choose the right curtains
Of course, you are going to have curtains in your living room, but your choice of curtains can determine what your living room would look like. Curtains with a pop of color in them would look gorgeous; avoid plain curtains. Plaid prints also look exquisite. You can experiment with several patterns and see which curtains look the best.
It might not be a good idea to hang the art pieces yourself. A lot of people argue that art should be hung at eye-level on the walls, but I don’t agree. It is different for different pieces. Another standard that I find quite reasonable for measuring the height of art from the floor is that: you cut the wall into four imaginary quadrants height-wise, and then you hang the art piece in the second quadrant from the top. A badly hung art piece could make the rest of the interior look distasteful.
Adding the right amount and type of accessories in your living room would increase its beauty indefinitely. Put vintage looking candelabra on the mantel; if you are going for a more contemporary looking living area, a symmetrical ceramic ashtray will look nice on the side-table.
Hang a few mirrors on the wall; they would make your living room look quite spacious. Some throw pillows would give your living room a comfy vibe; make sure you do not overstuff it with accessories, however.
These are the few ways in which you can tailor the style of your living room as you want. I hope you liked this article. Cheers!
This article was written by Julie Hilton, a young woman who loves interior designing and home decor. She is passionate about fashion forward home décor ideas as well as ‘pop of color’ art and visionary designs. You can read her blogs at https://www.rugknots.com/pages/blog.