Home decoration can be a joy, especially when you’ve found the house you want to make a home. As we all know a house is just a house until you put your own stamp on it. Making a house a home is all about beautifying your home to go with your personality and the amount of love you bring into it with your family. As long as you have your loved ones around you constantly sharing your space with you, you will be encouraged to want to make the space you share more comfortable and inviting. So that no matter where you find yourself in life, you will always look forward to returning home.
Home décor, is one of my creative passions in life, so today we are going to dive into a list of must have’s for any home to bring a touch of class and style to your living room space. On other posts, I will discuss decorating tips for kitchen, bathroom, hallway and bedroom. Each room will discussed at length, however on this post, we will be focussing on the living room.
Without further ado, let talk about the living room. We all know that is the one place we host our guest. So not only do we have to put our stamp on it, we also have to make it a space that wow’s guest no matter one’s inspirations, taste or personality.
5 Tips to make your living room fabulous for you.
Whether you want your walls painted or wall papered, deciding the colour pallet is always very important to how the rest of the furnishing will fit together. I advice that you do not overpower your walls with too much drama. Take for example, you are thinking of painting your walls red, we all know that red is a powerful colour. Make sure you do not drench all your walls in that colour, you might want to choose a segment of the room and paint it red, using it as your focal point. Too much of something is always bad, so bear that in mind when choosing the colours for your walls. Also, it is important to know that just because you love a colour and you think it’s great, doesn’t necessarily mean it has to be splashed all over your walls. You can cleverly introduce that colour with soft furnishings, ornaments, wall arts and lamp shades.
Another things is that, if you love patterns, just like paintings your walls, don’t overpower your house with too much of it. I have seen some homes with flower pattern wall papers, and flower pattern rugs, and flower pattern cushion covers. That is just way too much, it will not add class to your space. There are several ways with which you can do this, but I will only give and discuss three tips in which you may add your patterns.
a. Use patterned curtains: Use your curtain to add the pattern you have in mind, but leave your walls alone.
b. Use patterned rugs: Compliment your curtains with a patterned rug, if you want to continue with the theme.
c. Add patterned cushions: mixing patterned cushions with plain cushions will further compliment your space without supress the overall look of your space.
Below are pictures of patterned curtains, paintings and cushions that may interest you, plus images of how to implement the tips stated above.
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2. Lighting: The right lighting will speak volume, to really create the perfect ambience for your room, it is important that you have a good mix of lighting. Whether you are a chandelier kind of person or you just want simple lighting around you. Investing in different shades of lights will definitely bring warmth to your home. Without good lightning, your décor can’t truly come to life. Using light to create different moods in your living room is essential to your décor as it can transform the entire atmosphere of your space.
Therefore you should always consider using light functionally to illuminate your room and to set a mood according to what you desire or crave is very important and should be considered as early as when you start decorating. If you are one for colour lighting, then choose colour bulbs that will create that effect. Use warm colour bulbs to bring warmth to your room. Also consider using lighting that will bring your artwork or feature wall into focus to further accentuate them. This tip can be applied to all rooms in your home. As exemplified in the picture below.
3 lightning ideas that will wow your space.
a. Chandelier: Chandelier’s speak of grandeur, if you want to bring a little luxury and opulence feel to your home, then having a chandelier hanging on the ceiling is one way to do that. Whether your décor is traditional or modern, using a chandelier definitely fits well into any type of décor. Example of how you can use chandelier in a modern or traditional living room is imaged below.
Chandelier inspiration ideas. Click on image for price.
4 Rugs and carpets:
The colour of the rug you use, will decide how everything comes together in the end, for a small living room space, consider using grey or other neutral colours to open up your space. Also making sure the rug stands alone is important, meaning it stays at the centre of the room not touching the base of the room. Rugs are also useful for demarcating rooms or connecting spaces together in an open plan living space. You can also use flat-weave rugs for highly-used rooms. For families with young children, who play on the floor, use a low-pile carpet with a premium underlay to create a soft and cushy comfortable space for them.