Anyone can feel a difference when entering a living room that has been designed meticulously. A well-designed living room should not only be impressive and engaging, but it should also feel warm and safe.
Trying to replicate a beautifully designed living room in your own home is a bigger challenge than most of think. It requires a lot of time and effort and be prepared to change things around multiple times before you end up with that perfect living room.
Interior designers spend their lives learning about small details that can make a room feel perfect. In most cases, what’s in the way of your living room becoming an amazing one, might be something very simple and easy to fix. An experienced interior designer or an interior decorator will catch that at a glance while a normal person will have no clue about what’s off.
In this article, we try to bring that dream living room a step closer to you by providing some simple yet important tips to make your living room look and feel great.
1. Think About Your Colour Scheme
Are the current colours used in your living room doing a good job? If you believe otherwise, start by creating a colour palette that goes well with how light is distributed in your living room as well as its size.
It’s important to take into consideration the colour of the furniture, artwork, rugs and other items in your living room. Make sure that they go well together to create a friendly and relaxing atmosphere.
Going for a palette of natural colours will do wonders with small living rooms. A mix of off-Whites or beiges has the magical ability to push back the walls and make your living room feel much larger.
2. Avoid Overcrowding the Room!
Planning a great living room layout has a lot more to do than simply pushing a couch against a wall opposite to your TV. Consider views from the main views of your living room and create conversation grouping.
Avoid overcrowding your living room with furniture and other items. Make sure that you give your furniture enough breathing space. There’s no need to fill up the room with furniture. This will also help you to use your budget on fewer items with better quality.
3. Picking the Right Furniture
When shopping for furniture, it’s a good idea to go for items with a lightweight appearance. This will be based on the size, colour and design of an item. It’s very important to make sure that your furniture doesn’t overpower your living room.
Use low-slung furniture to fake height if your ceilings are low. If you have high ceilings, decorate your room in such a way that it draws the eye upward. Floor-to-ceiling drapes are also a good option for living rooms with high ceilings.