Maybe you’ve recently moved into a house, had a renovation, or just want a fresh look for your living room. Whatever the case, you have a lot of space waiting to be spiced up.
But you’re at a loss as to what to do and this room is just staring at you, waiting to be transformed.
If you are having trouble deciding what to do with your living room, don’t worry. Here are 7 living room decorating ideas for inspiration!
- Mix the colors
Of course, in order to have a coherent space, you have to follow a color scheme. If you are unsure about the choice of colors, simply refer to a Color wheelThis gives you a general idea of which colors match and which match.
A basic rule is to go with similar colors; It’s easy enough for everyone. But you can also be bold and mix light and dark to create contrasting areas in your living room.
If you choose all the dark shades, your living room may look like a cave, and if you pick all the light colors, it may look too sterile. However, if you have a good combination of light and dark, you will get an interesting and dynamic look.
- Mix textures
You should not only have a good color mix, but also take the textures into account. If you like a particular material (like wood) it’s easy to give preference and plaster your living room with it. But it can quickly become one-dimensional and boring.
Make sure you get a good combination of organic and inorganic materials. For example, you can have pillows with woolen covers, a jar with sand and stones, and some accent pieces with different types of metal (steel, copper, etc.).
Using different textures can add vibrancy and life to your living room rather than make it appear so plain and sterile.
- Forget about matching upholstery
Yes, furniture stores usually offer you deals on matching upholstery. And usually people like to see order and uniformity.
But while that works for a formal business, it doesn’t come out as well when it’s at home. This is especially true if you want your living room to feel cozy, comfortable and your own.
So forget about bringing every part together in your living room and get individual parts that speak to you. Even if they don’t really match, this can give your living room a certain personality.
If you don’t want your space to look like a staged home, definitely choose pieces of furniture that are quirky and fun.
- Fill it with art
There is nothing to make your living room look sad than bare walls. Even if you have textured wallpaper, it can look empty and barren.
One of the first things you should do when trying to decorate is to buy some excellent art. If you are artistic (or if it is your spouse or children) there are some personal art pieces you can frame and hang.
Keeping in mind that hanging artwork and photography is an art in itself, you can arrange these frames on your walls. Be careful not to all cramp up in one room as it can be quite difficult to find people walking into your living room.
- Put a patterned rug on the floor
Designing the living room is about making it from flat and boring to multi-dimensional and interesting. While you can add color, wallpaper, paintings, or pictures to your walls, you can’t do much with your floor.
That is, besides adding a patterned rug. Take this opportunity to create a “fifth wall” and choose a rug that has a delightful pattern and colors. An added bonus of this rug is that if you have wild children or pets, stains and scratches are easier to hide.
- Put in a tulip table
A tulip table is what it sounds like; It has a small base and its shape is curved upwards, with a huge table top. This type of table was designed by Eero Saarinen and looks modern, but it was actually first made in the 1950s!
Today, tulip tables are not only available in different sizes, but also in different colors and designs. For this reason, you need to find one that fits the existing design of your living room. Putting one in the middle of your living room will bring all eyes to it and make it an excellent topic of conversation.
If you want to get an idea of what tulip tables look like, this furniture store has a few for you to see.
- Add a bookshelf
If you don’t already have one, add a bookcase in your living room. Not only does this give you extra storage space, but it can also make you appear more intellectual by putting in all of the books in your house.
Don’t have a lot of books? No problem!
Put your books in and use the empty space in between to showcase your family’s valuable possessions. This can be anything from a cute funko pop! Doll, a finished Lego set or a trophy from a competition.
Use these decorating ideas for living rooms
Now that you have some living room decorating ideas, you should be excited about setting up your space to be your own. Use these ideas as a starting point and make small tweaks so that your living room can be truly unique.
Adding your personal touch to things will make your house feel like a home where you can put down your roots.
For more interior design inspiration, check out our other blog articles.