Three Tips to Consider when Decorating your Living Room
There’s no denying that we spend a lot of time in our living rooms. It’s the space in our house where we watch TV, eat meals (you know you do It), and gather with family and friends.
It’s called a living room for a reason!
If you’re planning on giving your living room a facelift, you’ll want to check out these three helpful tips before you get started.
A one-dimensional room tends to be boring. To spice up your space, think about adding depth by mixing and matching patterns and textures. If you’re not sure where to start, decide on a color for the room and add accents that are in different shades of that color. This alone will add some depth to your design. Up the ante by peppering in different patterns and accents pillows!
By doing so, not only will you have a sense of uniformity, but you’ll also be adding some personality into your design.
If you have lots of family pictures and art pieces that you want to display, consider creating a picture-frame collage to create an accent wall.
This is a great way to uniquely put these items on display!
Find a Focal Point
You want your living room to have a noticeable center. Your focal point can be anything from a coffee table to an ottoman.
Use this focal point as the building block and fill in the space around it. Let’s say for example, you go with a coffee table in the center of your room, start adding seating options around it like custom furniture such as chairs, a sofa, and even a standing lamp.
Choosing a centerpiece for your room will help you get a better idea of the other moving pieces that you’ll need in order to complete your living room’s design puzzle!
Focus on flow
As you’re adding the various pieces of furniture around your focal point, you’ll want to consider the flow of your room as well. As we mentioned before, your living room can be a crowded place where you and your family relax. So, making sure that the traffic can flow in and out with ease is imperative to the functionality of the room.
Be sure to leave enough space around each piece of furniture to allow for people to easily get in and out of their seating. A cramped room feels cluttered so fill in your floor plan with the “less is more” mentality.
So, if you’re planning on decorating or redecorating your living room in the near future, keep these three tips in the back of your mind to maximize your space and show off your personality!