Whether you’re looking for a decor that is on-trend, or something that fits in with your own personal style, we’ve compiled a range of factors to take into consideration when revamping your living room.
- Be aware of space
It may have been some time since you last decorated your living room or it may be the first time you’ve decorated in a new home. Either way, you need to be aware of the amount of space you have so that you don’t find yourself buying furniture that doesn’t fit well in the room. When you look at pieces such as sofas in large and open showrooms, they can often seem smaller than they actually are so don’t forget to measure the dimensions of your living room as well as hallways and door frames so that you’ll be able to get your chosen furniture in. If your living room is small, consider ways that you can utilise the space you have such as floating shelves or large wall mirrors that will maximise the amount of natural light and make the space appear larger.
- Choose a style and stick to it
It’s easy to get carried away with a number of different styles when changing the look of your living room but by choosing one and sticking to it, you can take things one step at a time and create an interior that won’t clash. When in doubt, stick with neutral tones as this is always a good starting point and means that you can easily dress it up with colourful accessories as you go along. Think of your neutral living room as a blank canvas that you can use to demonstrate your own personality via the decor that you choose.
- Small changes can make a big difference
If your living room is due for an update, this doesn’t always have to mean it needs to be completely refurbished. Making some small changes such as adding a feature wall can dramatically change the way your living room looks. Placing stand-out wallpaper or a bold colour on one wall will give you a good starting point for accessorising with throw pillows, rugs and lighting. Additionally, something as minor as changing the style of the windows in your living room can make all the difference. Recreate the style of traditional timber windows with Bi-Fold windows and doors.
- Play with patterns
Don’t be afraid to play with patterns to make your room pop but the trick is to make sure that your living space doesn’t become too much of an eyesore. Choose one bold pattern to begin with and base the rest of your decor around it. Your patterns need to complement one another, so make sure that if one is too bold, the other one isn’t too busy. Think about softening patterns with soft textures such as velvet and suede that will go well on accessories such as sofas and cushions.
- Keep it warm and inviting
Perhaps the most important tip when decorating your living room is to keep it inviting. After all, it is the most lived in room in your house and it’s important that both you and your guests will want to spend time in it. Think about warm colours, plush furnishings and personalised accessories that will make you want to curl up after a long day.