Maybe you have just moved into a new property or you just want to change something. In any case, the way you design your living room can have a big impact on the aesthetics of the room. Fortunately, there are a few simple tricks you can use to give your living room a refreshing new look. With that in mind, here are 5 styling tips for your living room.
You may not think like you do Position your sofa could do a lot. However, having your sofa in the right place can make the space look and feel better together. This is something to keep in mind when planning to sell your property as it can be a serious incentive. Ideally, set up your sofa so that it faces the door. The reason for this is that the first time you walk into the room it immediately looks more welcoming. If for some reason your sofa can’t face the door, make sure the room is well lit with lamps and accessories to add a more homely feel.
Most rooms have a focus, including the living room. This is because the eye immediately becomes aware of it and therefore arouses interest in a room. A focus could be anything from a fireplace, a work of art, a bespoke sofa or maybe a unique lamp. A good tip is to keep the focal point on the wall furthest from the entrance, as this will make the room appear larger than it might actually be.
You may want to keep your main furniture more minimalist. In this case, look for an eye-catching rug. Colorful or patterned rugs are a great way to add personality to a room without having to completely redesign or decorate it. Rugs should be placed under coffee tables in the center of the room for best effect. This creates the illusion of more floor space, which is ideal if you have a smaller living room.
As with any type of interior design, balance should be key. For example, if you are investing in new furniture, changing wallpaper or laying different floors, it is important that these things work well together. It can be all too tempting to just buy things we like without considering whether everything in a room will work together. Try to Plan with a mood board or pictures for inspiration.