Easy Living Room Decoration Tips For You

People say that the kitchen is the room where we spend most of our time at home, but I disagree. For me, the living room is really the ‘home’ place where I get to relax after work every afternoon, I get to watch the latest football game, read a book, catch up with my family or have a few guests over. This is why living room decoration is quite important, much more so than that of the kitchen, in my opinion.

The room should be comfortable so when you’re decorating – or maybe re-decorating the place, you need to keep this aspect in mind. It is very easy to uplift the appearance of the room without spending too much money on room decor. For example you can easily add a few pillows to your coach or love sofa. But you have to make sure that they are actually matching the rest of the decor. If you already have some nice curtains and drapes in place, make sure that the pillows match at least in color or style with your window treatments.

Also simply adding a new pretty vase with some fresh flowers in it can do wonders for your living room. This will keep the room more in contact nature and will make people – even your guests – feel more at home right away.

There are many small items that can add to the room decor, depending on the style you have the room in. For example adding a few decorative statues might be just the thing to spruce up the ambient of the space. Just make sure that you know what the statue actually symbolizes, so you can dazzle your guests with the relevant information should they ask.

Finally, adding a few modern paintings on the wall can also add to the ambient and decor of your place. Paintings can be stylish, modern and contemporary, or classic and elegant, depending on what you buy. You might even have a favorite painter and you might want his or her work displayed on your wall.

An extra tip is adding a gorgeous LCD television set on the wall. This can truly bring out the greatness in any living room and make your friends and neighbors gather in your home to watch together the latest football game with a beer and some snacks during the weekend. Just make sure that the color of your TV and the installation brackets match with the rest of the room decor.

The Importance Of Themes In Living Room Decorating

What exactly is a theme? To make things simple let’s put it this way. A theme is nothing but a group of design elements combined together and given a name.

Some of the common theme names we have heard are

1) Contemporary theme

2) Oriental theme

3) Country theme

etc..

So a theme includes elements of decorating that are responsible for a drastic change in any given interior space. What these elements can be? A theme might include colors, finishes, textures, specific
shapes to be used, budget restrictions, or even a material of only by a particular manufacturer.

Such a group of design elements when combined together gives birth to a “theme”. It is perfectly possible to add, delete, modify, alter, replace any one or all the elements in this theme. It all depends
on what you like/dislike.

For example If I say that a “contemporary design theme” does nor or should not include a specific color for ceiling in the living room, you have total right to modify the above statement and make your
own depending upon what you like/dislike. SO any design theme is always evolving and you can use “creativity” to give birth to new themes.

But what about the themes that are already existing?

1) Contemporary design theme:

In these type of designs much emphasis is given on “simplicity” and straight lines and forms. this type theme says that a square in it self is a beautiful and “balanced” entity hence most design elements
in this theme are simple forms made of straight lines.

Also plain colors with their shades are used to create a “play” of light and shadows.

2) Oriental design theme:

In these type of design majority of surfaces are treated for “relief work” such as textured plasters with heavy decorating, wallpapers, with decorating prints of natural elements such as leaves, flowers,
scenery. Surfaces are treated as a way of expression.

3) Country design theme:

In this theme more and more natural elements are used for creating furniture and other elements. that’s why more country houses have wooden furniture, wooden flooring, shutters, ceiling made of wood etc.

So wood is used as a major language of expression.

While selecting theme for your living room it is necessary to first analyze what you like most and the budget criteria. Once this has been defined finding design elements that fits your design theme is
relatively easy. But one thing must be kept in mind that a living room is the face of your home. Once you decide or finalize the theme for your living room, it becomes almost necessary to use the same theme for rest of the room.

Of course this is not an absolute rule ,but keeping a common theme for your entire home helps to maintain a visual balance.

I hope this article was helpful to everyone.

Copyright Shrinivas Vaidya

The Informal Living Room Decor

The day of the front parlor that is so formal is now over. The homes nowadays in our modern time are using the available spaces in the living room and embracing the informal living room decor to make the best of a significant less formal space but keeping it special still.

With our lifestyle now that we are always on the go, we need a room that has a multi-functional purpose which also blends with style and comfort. If you want a living room decor that is relaxing, there are coordinated groupings that are made from current microfiber fabrics that are family-friendly and filled with foams that are easy on joints. There are some things that you should put into consideration when you are searching for living room decor:

-Losing heavy draperies

Usually, the casual living room decor has heavy window coverings that are sporting the fabric miles. If you like a breezier approach of living room decor, you can try a simple or a sheers covered cornice. You can also add a pleated valance to give it a tailored look. And if you love the richness of the fabric in the window treatments, see to it that you avoid the window coverings that obstruct your light. You can extend the curtain rods to hang the curtains at the window frames edge when opened fully. Choose treatments that are blending with walls and select streamlined hardware.

– Try to go Neutral

It would be easy for you to dress up a living room decor when you begin with a neutral palette. You can try coordinating carpet, walls and major pieces of furniture in neutral shades or color like fawn, tan and even brown. Then add drama using accent pieces. The bright art on the wall, Oriental rug and lamps gives a style and color you want while maintaining the simplicity of the major pieces. As much as possible make it understated and classic.

– Eliminate clutter

Casual living room decor does not mean sloppy. When you embrace a lived-in appearance but you want everything to appear appealing and coordinated, keep the available storage areas for necessary daily life clutter. Use toy caddies, writing implement and magazine bins. For lap robes and throw pillows, use ottomans that serve as chests. These are excellent utility pieces which look good and keep the things orderly.

– Add some shelving

When there is little room and more stuff to put, you should invest in shelving that you can use as storage. Shelves are a dimensional element in your living room décor that adds focal points and essential functionality to a formal living room décor.

Maintain the cleanliness because accidents happen even when you are being careful. Treat your furniture with stain guard and periodically have your things personally cleaned. It will be more comfortable to know that the furniture is safe from tear, normal wear, pets and spills.

– Add some black

In living room decor a black accent is like jewelry and a little black mirror-frame, lamp-base or ornaments will help make a pulled-together appearance, even if there are jumbled things in view. Think of more than one piece of black accent. A group of black taller pieces like candlesticks that are assembled by threes adds a professional touch, even if you have a tight budget.

– Include a natural element

In your living room decor, add a natural element for an effective source of surprise and texture. This could include a vase.

These are a few things that you can do to create an environment that allows your family and your guests to relax. Visit my blog for further tips and tricks.