Ideally, your home should be a reflection of your personality. So when you are planning to decorate your living room, make sure that all your quirky character traits jump out, right from the furniture to the planter you have kept on a ledge, and everything in between. Here are a few home decor ideas to spruce up your living room.
Opt for comfortable seating
The living room is one area in your house where your entire family gathers and spends time together. It’s also an area where you can unwind by watching the telly, having a drink or reading a book. Hence, investing on cozy and comfortable seating is of utmost importance. Plush sofas or reclining arm chairs can be the way to go forward. Make sure that your seating is family friendly and if you have kids or pets, go for darker shades for easy maintenance.
Invest in sophisticated storage
It’s absolutely essential to have storage space in your living room. Ditch the boring old cupboards and opt for modern and chic open shelves that add to the aesthetic appeal of your living room.
Work with things you already have
If you don’t want to invest too much money into decorating your living room, resort to some quick fixes. You can still achieve the look you desire by being extremely resourceful and smart in the way you set up space. Re-arrange the existing furniture, add a statement rug that is reasonable, look for second-hand furniture online, paint a wall by yourself, fill your wall with Polaroid photos, fill your room with beautiful indoor plants or sew cushion covers with scraps of printed fabric. You don’t always have to burn a hole in your wallet when it comes to home decor.
Use colors and textures to accentuate your living room
A great way to transform your living room is by blending colors with textures. For instance, you can combine the pastel shades in your soft furnishings with natural textures such as cane baskets. You can go for leather soft furnishing for walls covered in muted tones of white and beige paint. This adds a bonus design element to your living room.
Tastefully decorate the mantel of your fireplace
The mantel in your living room can instantly draw attention. Therefore, decorate it with statement pieces and play around with textures, patterns and colors to beautify it.