Living Room Decor Ideas – Spectacular Living Rooms

Whether your living room is a 21 foot length with a large picture window at one end or you live in a tiny apartment and the living room is bijou to say the least, there are living room décor ideas to suit you and your budget. You can go for cozy chic and warm up your living space or go for open-plan with vaulted ceilings and an expanse of herringbone hardwood floor. At the end of your project you will have ended up with a space that you can live in comfortably, decorated according to the space you have available. Are you aiming for a peaceful retreat, full of serenity and harmony or a more user-friendly, basic living space where you feel comfortable slipping your shoes off and putting your feet up.

If I was choosing a color scheme for my living room I would go to the cooler colors on my color wheel chart – the blues and greens which can be used in different shades to achieve a ‘joined-up’ look of cool elegance. I always make sure that, when I paint my ceiling, I use a light shade of the room’s main color on my ceiling so, if my color scheme was blue, I would use the lightest eggshell blue I could find for my ceiling and then a slightly deeper shade of blue for my walls. If you have mouldings you could paint those completely white, or go for a darker shade of blue to both the walls and the ceiling. I would use matt paint on my walls and a paint with some kind of sheen on the mouldings.

For windows, to add height, place the curtain pole as high as possible near to the ceiling. This will give your curtains plenty of drop to achieve an elegant drape. Modern décor arrangements always suggest that the fabric should be allowed to pool on the floor – never in my house. To me, artistic though it evidently is, this ‘pooling’ idea for the fabric is just a dust collector and, if you have dogs like I do, is just asking them to make a bed out of the fabric! Why did I mention this? Find out what the trends are, but that does not mean you have to follow the trends slavishly. Adapt styles to suit you and your lifestyle.

You would think, wouldn’t you, that a large picture placed on the wall in a small room would be overpowering. Surprisingly, it isn’t. I have the tiniest lounge you can imagine and, on the wall above the fireplace I have a really large picture of the Defence of Rourke’s Drift, depicting the British soldiers of ‘B’ Company, South Wales Borderers. This picture is very loud, very busy, with plenty going on in it. However, it looks absolutely fantastic in that room, almost as if the room was made to fit the picture!

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.

Planning Your Living Room Decorating Project

Would you love to redecorate your living room, but don’t know where to begin? If you’ve lived with the same furniture, arranged in the same way for a long time, it can be hard to envision something new. Living room decorating may be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be complicated.

The first step to living room decorating is to identify how the room is primarily used. Knowing the purpose of your living room can help you decide exactly how to decorate it. If you have not redecorated for several years, the purpose of your living room may have changed. What was once a children’s playroom may now be the place where you most like to read.

The living room furniture you have in place today might no longer suit your needs according to the room’s purpose. Have several of your children grown and moved out of the house? Do you still need an eight-foot long couch for television viewing, or the rocking chair you used as a young mother? Do you need an additional coffee table or new end tables?

Create a floor plan for your furniture. Look for items you can eliminate and replace with more appropriate items over time if necessary. You can always add more items; taking them away is what most people find challenging. This is why living rooms commonly become cluttered with too much furniture and too many furnishings. Remember to plan for open spaces as you create your floor plan.

Living room decorating involves rethinking furnishings as well as furniture. As you plan, visualize removing all of your furnishings, leaving only the furniture in place. Now, add back in only those items you truly want to display and will enjoy caring for on a regular basis.

You will probably find many of your furnishings are worn or dated; selecting new furnishings can be a fun part of living room decorating.