There are a number of things to consider when it comes to decorating a living room. The first things to think about are the colours that you want to use, as well as flooring, and then you build up the room from there. It is essential, if you have some, to really make the most of architectural features in the living room, from fireplaces to bookcases. The furniture all plays a part too. As well as the styles that you choose, you need to think about how they will best fit the space, and other items like coffee tables and how they will all fit the space.
Then, it is time to think about, arguably, the best bits; textiles and accessories. The window choices, like blinds and curtains, will all make a difference, depending on the kind of space that you have. What about cushions, throws, and rugs? So much to consider. If you might be planning to redecorate in the new year, then here are some of the things that you can do to update your living room.
Make a feature wall
If you have something like a fireplace in the room, then naturally, it will be a good choice to make a feature wall. As well as having something like the fireplace, you could paint it a different colour from the rest of the room. If you don’t have a fireplace use a wallpaper wall mural to make a feature wall or hang a set of canvas prints to make a photo wall. Having a feature in the living helps to focus the eye, as it is going to be a room where people are sat down.
Easy to clean flooring
Carpet is often a good choice for a living room, as it is soft and comfortable, especially if people are sitting on the floor. However, you should think about your family situation because carpet may not suit it best if you have dogs or young children. In that case, choosing some easier to clean flooring, such as engineered wood flooring, can be a good idea. For some extra comfort, and to bring in different textures to the room, you could add in thick and luxurious rugs for the floor, rather than having a whole floor being carpeted.
Careful with colour
The colours that you use in a room can influence how you feel, so you need to think about the colour scheme carefully. Cold colours, such as light blues and mint greens, can create a cool feeling, which isn’t ideal in a cosy room like a living room. Warm shades of colour can work better in a living room, but you should think about avoiding colours like bold reds, as these can actually leave people feeling unsettled and raise blood pressure. Shades of orange and yellow can work well, as well as jewel colours like green, turquoise, and purple.
Have you got any plans to redecorate your home or living room in the new year? It would be great to hear what you have planned.