5 elements that’ll help you decorate your living room like a pro
Not everyone owns a spacious and large living room, and even if theydo, styling the most important part of the house can be a challenging task. Your living room is the heart of the house. It’s where you relax, gather around for conversation with family and friends, it’s where you entertain guests, and countless other purposes. This room sets the tone for the rest of your house, allowing ample scope to experiment with color pallets, mix & match of patterns, textures and lights.
Here are five top tips from our experts to help you decorate your living room like a pro.
Playful pairing of colors
Set the mood of the room by picking a color pallet that speaks of your personality. Complementing colors like cobalt blue and yellow, or pink and moss green often make interesting combinations. Paint an accent wall or incorporate the color in your furnishing and upholstery to give a subtle yet chic look. Working the color scheme well is your ticket to being a pro!
Bold patterns to inject personality
Got a statement rug that you picked on your last trip to Morocco? Let that be the centerpiece of your living room. Pair it with a slender stool for a contemporary look or a carved leg armchair for a more regal look (if you have the space). Don’t shy away from bringing in a couple of accent pieces into the mix. When tastefully selected and paired, contrasting patterns can lead to innovative interiors.
Designate a focal point
Just like Joey from the evergreen sitcom Friends said, “What’s all your furniture pointed at?”, it is essential to assign a focal point for your living room. A focal point is where your eyes land at first in the room, and dictates the furniture placement. It could be your TV, the fireplace, an interesting wallpaper, or an oversized artwork.
Layer the lights
Layering your lights – placing floor lamps, ceiling lights, wall fixtures and using natural light to your advantage can make or break a room. Position the light sources in such a way that they form a triangle (roughly!) to ensure good distribution of illumination. Opt for yellow lights for a softer and ambient look.
And this one’s our favorite – bring in some plants to live with you! Houseplants are a great and inexpensive way to add texture and style to the room. A collection of succulents or a sizable potted plant can breath in life even to the dullest of rooms. What’s more…they even purify the air in your house.
Pro tip: When all else fails, there is nothing a few throw pillows can’t fix. Experiment with various sizes and shapes.
Needless to say, your living room goes beyond just keeping the place neat and tidy. Whether you are a stay-home-and-Netflix person, or enjoy having company over at home, the living room is your playground.
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