Regardless of your décor, budget, or personal preferences, you can easily transform your collection of living room furniture and accents into a room that looks like it was designed by an interior design professional.
As the saying goes, the function is more important than form. Start your interior design adventure by defining what your living room is all about. Is it a place where you can gather with friends and family in a private setting? Do you often entertain large numbers of guests? Is it a place where you can catch your breath?
The answer will determine how the room is decorated. If you’re hosting a large number of guests, you’ll want to keep the room open so that your guests can roam freely without falling into the furniture. If you’re hosting a more intimate group, you’ll want to arrange your furniture to encourage conversation.
- Choose furniture that suits your needs.
Once you’re used to the function of the room, you can work on the form. There are many terrific pieces available today. You can get attractive sofas and love seats, as well as new ideas like sections with built-in sofas. If you’re entertaining a lot of guests, consider grouping your furniture and items so that they can be easily moved around the room. If it’s just family or friends, you should opt for large seating groups so everyone can sit together in comfort and style.
- Clever use of color
The right color can liven up your living room. Choose a wall color that matches the interior design. Contrary to popular belief, dark colors make a room look bigger, not smaller. Accent your accessories with accent colors. Don’t go too wild with colors that should work with each other, not against each other.
- Choose a neutral style.
Resist the temptation to buy the latest trends in furniture and accessories. You don’t want your room to become outdated. Buying the latest lamps and watches will make your room cheaper. First of all, don’t put too much of your taste in furniture. Keep precious mementos and memorabilia in your bedroom or family room.
- Let it shine.
A great way to save space in your living room is to use reflective surfaces on your tables, lamps, and lighting fixtures. White glass cabinets are ideal, especially if they have glass doors. The same goes for lighting. Light fixtures with light diffusers can make a room appear larger than it is.
- Use carpet as decoration
If you have a very large open space, you may want to consider dividing it into smaller sections. The easiest way to do this is to use area rugs. It may seem odd at first glance, but rugs can be used for wall hangings as well as wood or tile floors. When using a rug to define a room, make sure the furniture is lying on the rug or visually touching its edges.
- Find the larger piece first.
First, the couch, the reach, and the sectional are set up. Again, you’ll want to consider the room and outfit it accordingly. If the furniture is heavy, you can paint the room on paper and shape it to the size of the furniture. Before you move around the room, move it around on the paper. This will save you time and energy.
- Find a way out of the place.
Once you’ve arranged the large pieces of furniture to your liking, add the end tables and coffee table to your group. Next, embellishments such as lamps, vases, and plants. Finally, hang your artwork to complete the new look of your room. As you paint or change the layout, you may find that some of your artwork doesn’t fit. Check to see if the artwork looks good in other rooms.
First of all, we hope you like the makeover project. Once you have furniture you love, you can easily replace a few cans of paint over time and it can be an artistic touch.