In terms of decoration, it can be said that the living room is a space that intact part of a house building. This is a room that becomes a place for you to entertain guests. When it comes to decoration, the living room in your house must reflect you and your family. Don’t let other people tell you how you should or shouldn’t decorate.
If you want to make sure the living room in your house looks good, then you have to look at the do’s and don’ts in the following living room:
The most important item in the living room
You will definitely want to choose the most expensive or favorite item and decorate the surrounding living room. For many, that item is probably a sofa. So, buy the best quality sofa that you can afford. A sofa is a great investment and you will want a durable sofa. Remember, an average quality sofa should last at least 10 years, while a high-end sofa should last up to 25 years.
One of the least important items to know at the start of decorating a room is paint color. Paints are available in thousands of colors and can be easily changed. In most cases, it should be one of the last things you decide. Also, as one of the most attractive spaces in the house, you don’t need to be afraid to mix more expensive furniture with some cheap furniture. There are lots of great ways to save on decor, although sometimes you have to splurge on certain home decorations.
For some strange reason, the furniture layout is to push all the furniture against the wall. If you intend to have a dance party every night, go for it. But, if you’re entertaining and want to encourage conversation, pull furniture away from the wall and create an intimate conversation area.
Accessories for your living room
Rugs, pillows and artwork can set the color of an area. Is the room modern, contemporary, is there antiques, or themed? Is the room rich with patterns? Accessories can make a statement. When it comes to rugs, maybe you don’t want to have too small rugs. This is the number one mistake people make when decorating a family room. Make sure all the furniture fits on the rug. Ideally, all four legs of the main piece of furniture should be above it, but if this is not possible, be sure to attach at least the front legs of the furniture to the rug. But all smaller cut legs should be on the rug whenever possible.
Use cushions carefully and don’t overdo it. Cushions are great decorative accents, but they shouldn’t used so much that you have to remove everything from the sofa before you sit down. Choose a few cushions that enhance the furniture and appearance of the room as a whole. And don’t be afraid to invest in some high-quality cushions. They are small but have a great influence.
Don’t be afraid to decorate with patterns. Patterns can add life and character to a living room. The basic rule of decorating with patterns is if you use more than one pattern, that’s okay, but don’t use more than three patterns in a room. Mix the scales using one large, one medium, and one small (or any other combination of the three).
When hanging artwork in a room, avoid the most common mistake people make, which is to hang the artwork too high. People have a tendency to hang art closer to the ceiling than it should. This applies to every room in the house. Hang art at eye level. Obviously, this varies from person to person, so use your judgment. Better to hang lower than higher.
Consider combining above-the-ceiling lighting with the surrounding living area. Use table lamps, floor lamps, sconces, or whatever you like. Make sure to use a mixture. This will provide more light as well as make the room and everyone in it look better.