You want to create a space where you and others are drawn to spend time in. To put together a room where you can read, visit with friends, or hold a party, follow these tips.
Collect Clipped Pictures
One way to discover what sort of decorating scheme you’re attracted to is by clipping photos out of magazines and catalogs. Don’t think about price or coordinating furniture; just start gathering pictures of furniture, accessories, and light fixtures you love. As you accumulate pictures, a pattern of styles and colors will emerge. Take note of your preferences, so you can create a living room you love.
Decide on a Focal Point
Arrange your furniture around an eye-appealing focal point. Do you have a pretty view outside a large window? Is there a fireplace with unique architectural design? Perhaps you have some stunning artwork you’d like your guests (and self) to be able to look at while sitting on your sofa. Find your focal point and use it to your advantage.
Plan Enough Seating
Make sure you have enough seating on your chairs and sofa to comfortably accommodate your family and guests. Try to have at least six spots for people to sit, even in smaller living rooms. For larger gatherings, you can bring chairs in from your dining areas.
Let There Be Light
Have a variety of light fixtures in your living room, so there is the right sort of illumination for reading, writing, partying, and watching TV. For example, consider adding:
- Table lamps
- Wall sconces
- Floor lamps
- Overhead lighting
- Recessed lights
Keep Living Room Comfortable Year-round With Fans
HVAC systems are great for providing central heating and cooling through the seasons, but ceiling fans add another layer of comfort. Fans can:
- Keep air circulating so it feels fresher
- Add a cool breeze to the space during the summer
- Force warm air down into the room during the winter
- Help you save money on your energy bills
Bring Nature Into the Room
When you bring nature into your living room, you give it texture, freshness, and life. Add natural décor items such as:
When you plan ahead and add all the right touches, you can create a living room to enjoy and spend quality time in. The right decor can transform a space into one for solitude, family gatherings, and large parties. Bring in beauty and comfort to suit your taste, and you will have a room you love.