When it comes to decorating your home, there aren’t any exact rules. But there are guidelines that you can use to create the living room that will make your house feel like a home.
1. Start with the Focal Point
It is the furniture piece in your living room that your eyes land on when entering the space. This could be anything ranging from a couch, fireplace or artwork. It is an inspiration piece of furniture that creates a statement and adds the WOW factor. Check out 15 beautiful focal point ideas to help you decide on what to use.
2. Balance Out The Room
You can create balance in your living room by paying attention to how symmetry, size, and weight come together.For example, you can balance in height by adding a wall unit near the couch. This creates an aesthetically pleasing balance in the room.
3. Choose the Right Coffee Table
It is not only used for beverages, like the name entails, it can be used as a foot rest, an object to gather around for conversation or even a meal. The coffee table is an important and necessary item to have in every living room. It helps to create a flow of traffic through the furniture. It is important that you choose the right coffee table for your living room space. The rule of thumb is to have your table be 1/2 the length of your sofa, and then within 4″ higher or lower than the height of your sofa. Decorate your coffee table in a way that it works with the rest of the room.
4. Include Side Tables
Side tables are underrated pieces of furniture. They have the potential to elevate the entire look of your living space. In addition to that, a side table is practical for placing a book, lamp or even resting your drink.
5. Get A Large Rug
Adding a rug is an easy, non-permanent way to decorate your space. Using a rug below your visual field when entering a room makes it appear less intrusive. So you get add decoration without interfering with the feel of the space. Rugs are also a great way to introduce pattern to neutral spaces and provides your room with a sense of character and personality. For your living room you’ll need a big rug and you want to ensure that at least the front legs of the sofa and chairs to rest on top of it.
6. Use Hidden Storage
You may want to create a minimalistic look in your living room but you just have a lot of stuff. If you are struggling to find space for all of your things, then using secret/hidden storage is the answer for you. This allows you to only display items that are relevant to your theme and store the rest away. Examples of secret storage include ottomans, benches or cupboards. Anything that will allow you to store and hide your extra things.
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