Every room in your home is important. They all have their own uses and functions. But the living room is the one space in which not only do you and your family need to be comfortable and enjoy the décor, but so do any guests you might have. After all, this is where they are likely to congregate.
Although you should never decorate your home to please others (it should always be exactly how you want it), the fact that other people see this room more than others such as your bedroom is an essential factor to bear in mind. Here are some of the best ways to design your living room to make it functional and comfortable and be a place where guests are happy to be.
Have A Focal Point
No matter what style you choose to design your living room in, whether it’s retro or ultra-modern, whether it’s rustic or minimalist, you’ll need a focal point. When you have a focal point in your room, it will catch the eye of anyone in there and draw their gaze. One excellent idea for a focal point is an electric fireplace because it looks attractive and it’s functional. Other ideas include a piece of art, a feature wall, or even the window.
Use Multifunctional Furniture
Multifunctional furniture is the best option for decorating a living space because it can be used for a variety of purposes. Pick a sturdy coffee table, and you won’t have to worry when the kids use it as a makeshift drawing surface. Select ottomans with additional storage space for stowing away board games or throw blankets, and opt for pieces that can be quickly rearranged or expanded to accommodate everyone who drops by.
Choose The Right Colours
Choosing the colours to use in your living room’s paint job is a very individual decision. If you share your house with children and animals, it’s probably preferable to pick a colour that doesn’t show dirt or fur as easily. White, grey, cream, beige, and blue are some of the most traditional colour combinations. Use vibrant colours that capture your spirit if you want to create a fashion statement.
Think About Lighting
Poor lighting can ruin a well-designed room, so make sure to include lighting in your budget. White or light-colored walls and furnishings, as well as windows (for natural light), floor lamps, ceiling lights, accent lighting, and decorative mirrors, are all excellent methods to brighten up a gloomy or small room.
Choose A Great Rug
Choosing the right area rug might be a challenge if you aren’t prepared. Get a rug for your living room that is large enough to accommodate all of your furnishings. Twenty-five to fifty centimetres (ten to twenty inches) of bare floor should be left between the carpet’s perimeter and the room’s walls. Remember that if you choose area rugs for your living room that are too small, the room will look unbalanced.
These days, it’s common practice to stack many area rugs atop one another to provide a richer visual effect. Consider incorporating a variety of forms and textures into an intricate design to add visual interest and depth to the living space.