Whether you’re moving into a new house, or you just fancy redecorating your current living room, the possibilities are endless. Interior design can be incredibly subjective, and you don’t have to be an expert in choosing fabrics or colours to get it right. The beauty of decorating your own home is that it has your personal touch to it, and you can step back to enjoy it with a sense of accomplishment.
One of the most important aspects of your living room is the furniture itself, as this can have a huge impact on the feel of the room as well as its appearance. So, if you’re looking for some inspiration when it comes to living room furniture, you’ve come to the right place.
Finding the must-haves
In every room of your home, there are some absolute necessities that make the room what it is. For example, there is no kitchen without a fridge or oven, and no bedroom without a bed. In your living room, it makes sense that seating is a high priority.
The basics of your living room may differ according to your own style, but generally speaking essentials include a sofa, coffee table, lighting and soft furnishings such as cushions or perhaps even a rug. Of course, the extras can include different sized sofas or chairs to add plenty of seating and relaxing areas for the family. You may also want to think about including a television, bookshelf or art on the wall.
Making sure you have the basics in your living room can give you a foundation to build on, then you can then add more personal pieces in your own time.
Depending on your style, having a statement piece of furniture can be incredibly desirable. Statement furniture can create a focal point in a room and immediately give the room a stylish vibe.
If the room doesn’t have a fireplace, a piece of statement furniture can provide a focal point instead and can be personalised through the use of accessories, such as vases. photos or decorative ornaments.
Alternatively, a beautiful arm chair in a vibrant or contrasting colour, an unusual style of modern chair or a chair with striking cushions on can all successfully provide a statement.
Accessorising your living room
As we’ve already mentioned, there’s so much more to your living room than merely a sofa or an armchair. What makes a living room more comfortable is its accessories and other furnishings. Once you’ve invested in your basic pieces, you can integrate additional touches to bring it all together.
Living room accessories can range from cushions or throws for your sofa, right through to art or mirrors on the walls. Fill a bookshelf with special trinkets or choose lighting that casts light across the room beautifully – the choice is all yours!
Work with the layout
It’s important to remember that you need to work effectively with what you’ve got. Learn to understand the layout of your living room and how best to optimise the space available. When it comes to moving furniture into your living room, try out different variations until you find something that works and feels right for your needs.
You should also remember to look at colours, patterns and textures and try and create an interesting visual element to your living room – aim for something that you’ll love every time you walk in the room!
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