How to Decorate Your Living Room
The living room is usually the first room we renovated, and the first room was shown to new guests during the trip. Whether you're starting from scratch or preparing for a living room renovation, these essential decorative techniques will guide you in designing and creating a beautiful and functional living room.
Pick Your Color Palette
Whether you're into monochromatic or you want to tie in a few complementary colors, your color scheme is a key feature to cultivating a seamless living room aesthetic. Having a color palette in mind as you put together each piece of your living room is an easy way to keep your look clean and purposeful.
Building a Mezzanine
If the distance between the floor and the roof is big enough, you can think about building a mezzanine, that can be used as a home office, or an extra bedroom.
Select the Right Furniture
Whether you're starting from scratch or updating the space you've lived for years, it's important to evaluate the furniture you own and be honest about whether it fits your space. Redecorating your living room is a great opportunity to find out what matters to you.
No matter where you are in the office, whether it's carpets, window treatments or furniture arrangements, make sure you know their ideal size and the amount of space you want to place your furniture. No one remembers it all, nothing is static, but having a handy guide is a good idea, so you can consult it when necessary. The rules provide good guidance, but in the end you need to do what works best for you in your space and is your favorite. This is the most important.
You may use mirrors to complete the decoration of your apartment. Mirrors will always be a great help when trying to give a room a sense of amplitude.
Empty walls are a sign of an incomplete room. This doesn’t mean you need to fill every inch, but decorating the walls with art is important. It's important, but it does not need to be expensive to create an enticing and cohesive look. What one person considers art might be drastically different from what someone else thinks. The best thing to do is to follow your instincts when it comes to what you like and what will go in your room. Get informed on the basic rules of what to hang and how to arrange it, and then let your heart be your guide.
Avoid a Showroom Feel
It's easy to get to a big store to decorate your living room, there's nothing wrong with it. But for the ultimate amazement (and avoiding your living space to imitate the showroom), it's important to avoid buying each piece from the same store. Each piece, especially the entire gallery wall, is specially chosen for the space. It may take some extra time to plan each piece from different sources, but the end result will be more unique and purposeful.
Pay Attention to Lighting
Getting the lighting in your living room just right can be a challenge, but it can also pull the entire look together. We recommend combining lighting together, as seen in the space of Decorholic, which includes the overhead (although living spaces are full of natural light may not require this), accent and task lighting, which can help you read the latest thrillers.