How to Decorate Your Living Room – 5 Factors to Consider

How to Decorate Your Living Room – 5 Factors to Consider
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    One of the most lived in rooms in your house is the living room.

    It gives a sense of rest and relaxation; I call it the 'mood elevator room'.


It is also the first room guests see and first impressions matter a lot. As you think of how to decorate your living room, have the whole family’s needs in mind.

Important parts of how to decorate your living room as a home improvement project, are explained below.

1. Style

Every home owner has a style. From their wardrobes down to their kitchen.

The styles could be traditional or modern. To avoid visual confusion in the room, only use one style for every item.

It’s hard to use traditional style for items like entertainment center but you can have a traditional rack or cabinet. It’s the big items in the room that brings out your style; therefore ensure that they (sofa, floor carpet and entertainment center) match your style.

2. Inventory

It’s important to know what you already have and how it can be used to bring out your style when decorating your living room. Instead of buying new items, you can reduce your decorating expenses.

Some of the furniture can be disposed of if not usable or if you don’t like them anymore. Some items can be re-positioned within the house by creating space in other rooms.

Overcrowding or stocking items that aren’t needed in the house is discouraged. Better still, you can sell some of the items to boost your budget .

3. Color

Your wardrobe can help you choose the colors you gravitate towards. Your style will also direct you when choosing the living room colors. Choose the colors you enjoy seeing and those that bring meaning to your life. Feel free to use as many colors as possible so long as they complement each other in home improvement process.

A color palette will be helpful for stunning results. Colors range from paint on the wall, floor carpet, sofa and cushions among others.

4. Furniture

Your budget and style will influence your choice of decorative furniture. Here are some examples:

  • Large living room space can perfectly fit a coffee table.
  • You can have a small wire nest table for a perfect space saving solution.
  • Maximize your space by having a multi-function sofa as it can be used as storage space or
  • a sofa bed especially for smaller house spaces.

5. Lighting

Lighting is important as it brings out the stunning look of your living room. It also reflects the mood of the room.

It is therefore necessary to invest in quality lighting appliances. We recommend an overarching floor lamp and pendant light if you can afford it.

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For rooms with wide windows that allow enough natural light, mirrors are a good idea. This is because they create a reflection of the room, making it look bigger.

No matter the size of your house, economic status and style, your living room can look amazing. Often times it only requires some reorganization, removal of clutter and use of available resources.

Do not let yourself or a friend struggle searching for information about decorating living rooms, this article summarizes the important steps, so share it widely.

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