Whether you have a palatial living room or your living room is on the small side, it would help if you made efforts to keep it cute and cosy. One way of making your living room cosy is by making the right choice of decorations and maintaining its functionalities.
Suppose you have a big space at your disposal; you can use these tips to give your living room a riveting look.
Tips on how to make the most of a large living room space
1. opt for warm colors
Warm colors are known to create a cosy atmosphere and ambience in the home. With the right combination of warm colors in your living room, you are sure to create a cosy and striking space.
2. Keep your living room organized and clutter-free
Often, most people drag home whatever furniture they come across and end up having a cluttered space. If you want to make your living room cosy, you should start by choosing furniture with warm color finishing.
Regarding your furniture arrangement, you should aim at having a quiet spot in the living room where everything looks elegant, peaceful and appealing.
You can have one side of the room looking a bit haphazard and not so uniform to create a contrast.
3. Get the lighting right.
Your choice of lighting should create a warm feeling and complement what you already have going with your wall finish and furniture. Task lighting is one way to go if you want to get your living room lighting right.
What are the benefits of decorating your living room?
While not everyone is born with the gift of decorating a living room, everyone should strive to create a receptive and heartwarming ambiance in their living room.
Here are the benefits of decorating your home:
1. Decorations increase the value of your home
If you plan on selling your property soon or sometime in the future, you should invest more in preserving the property’s value. One way to do that is by decorating your home (in this case, our living room) regularly.
Doing redecorations regularly reduces the work-load and high cost of doing the living room decor when you are set to sell the property.
2. Decorations help to declutter your home
It’s almost impossible to discuss (living room) decorations without talking about decluttering. Before undertaking a decoration project in your home, the first thing you should do is get stuff out of your way and clear up space.
In the process of clearing up space, you are taking out items that don’t belong to the living and put them in their rightful places — decluttering. You see, decorations help you to declutter your home.
3. Decorations make your home hospitable
Decorating your living room makes it pleasurable to live in and makes it hospitable to guests as well. When guests come over to your place to visit — may be to hang out over the weekend or on some special occasions, the first thing that catches their attention is your decor.
Besides being a thing of personal amusement, decorating your living room makes it hospitable and sets the mood for people to live in and not dampen the mood — Because decorations affect mood.
Top tips and ideas for your living room decor
1. Create a dynamic look
If your living room is flooded with white light, it becomes too bright and appears to be “too clean” (which is not a bad thing anyway) for some people. And a flooded room is not too comfortable to live in.
Also, leaving your living room dark (with poor lighting) makes it feel like a cave and puts people on edge (because not everybody is comfortable walking into a dark room).
While you are decorating your living room, try to have a balance of light and dark. Have a mix of lighting that gives your space a dynamic look — a little white light and a little black.
2. Create contrast
Having contrasts in your living room decor has a way of making your space welcoming and fill it with elegance. Imagine the contrast between caramel leather, grey sofa, white wall and blue-gray cabinet. Yeah, that should give you an idea of what we are talking about.
While you are at it, also note the pattern, texture and color of your decorations.
Though commonly overlooked, the texture of your living room decor is essential in creating a cosy feel. Your choice of decor items should be appealing to the touch and should add contrast to your designs.
One great place to start is your pillows, and you can move to other furnishings/accessories from there.
Other great tips are:
1. Mix up your upholstery to give a cozy look instead of matching ones that come off too formal and mature.
2. While making your choice of upholstery, consider the durability of your fabrics as well.
Compared to bright or dark shades of upholstery, we recommend mid-tone fabrics because they don’t show soil and wear easily — making them ideal for people with kids and pets.
Last but not least, throw in a patterned rug, movable stools and tables.
There you have it. Amazing tips to decorate your living room. Why not go ahead and use these living room décor ideas to make your space cute and cosy? Remember to have fun while you are at it. Cheers!