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 cozy. One way of
making your living room cozy 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 cozy atmosphere and ambiance in the home.
With the right combination of warm colors in your living room, you are sure to
create a cozy 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 cozy, 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
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
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 workload 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 putting 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 — maybe
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 filling 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
Though commonly overlooked, the texture of your living room decor is
essential in creating a cozy 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 cozy?
Remember to have fun while you are at it. Cheers!