Your living room is the place where all the family can gather. It’s the room most often seen by visitors and guests to your home too. It’s where you entertain and where you relax. It’s the room you have your conversations in and the room where you can just veg out in front of the TV. The living room is used more often than any other room in the house. This means it needs to be comfortable, well-equipped, and perfect for social gatherings.
To make sure your living room makes the right impression each and every time, keep the decor fresh. Repainting usually comes round every couple of years in this room. It suffers the most wear and tear because it is used by so many people so often. This season’s hot colours are duck egg blues and cherry reds. You can use wallpaper or a more vibrant shade from your colour palette for a feature wall.
The furniture is important to your room. It doesn’t just provide the comfortable seating and social circle for your friends and family. It also creates the character, and expresses your tastes. You want something that is high quality to last, but also to look good for your home. Browse through the catalogues of makers to see what style most suits you and your home.
Many seating arrangements in the living room are set up to face the TV. If your television is important in the home, then you might choose to purchase a good quality cabinet for it to stand upon. If your living room space is less formal and more comfortable, why not use a wall bracket to mount it on? That way you have gained some extra floor space for additional seating.
Wall art can create splashes of colour and style for your living room. Pick larger pieces for big walls to create a big impact. Look for art that shares the colour tones of your palette. Swirls are very popular at the moment. Try to find something on a white background, or that include some white lines. This helps it blend in beautifully with white doors and skirting boards.
Painting your ceiling every couple of years brings back the brightness and can help lighten the room. Instead of a ceiling rose, why not have some spot lights installed? These can be cheaper to run as well. Using four or six could help light darker corners of the room. What about some wall lights? These will shine light up toward your newly painted ceiling, reflecting brightness back into the room.
Rugs, curtains and cushions are great because they can be changed or cleaned cheaply and easily. Have them all match your strong colour from your palette this season. This helps them all tie into the room beautifully, creating a very stylish look.
Square rugs are best for a square room. A rectangular shape works well in a long or L shape room. Cushions should be full of texture, and can be mixed and matched. Finally, keep your curtains simple unless they hang in one of your feature walls. You can pick big patterns or stripes to mix it up. Love your living room today.