Have you ever considered giving your home a makeover but stepped back because it seemed like a lot of work? Well, that isn't the case. The living room is where you will host guests, friends, and family. It's the first thing guests will notice when they walk into your house. The best part is that you won't have to redo the entire space. Even minor changes, such as adding or removing items or rearranging furniture, can make a significant difference. In this blog, we will walk you through a few Decor ideas for your living room.
“For a house to be successful, the objects in it must communicate with one another, respond and balance one another.” — Andre Putman
Before you begin your living room makeover, you must first choose what kind of vibe you want your space to have. The room can also be a reflection of who you are. Do you want a colourful drawing room or should it give out cheerful and relaxing vibes? Do you like a contemporary and modern living space or a traditional Indian way? Commit to one style so that all the objects will look cohesive and neat when put together.
Walls and Curtains
Once you have chosen your style, start with the wall. If you are happy with the colour of your wall, you can go ahead with the decoration. But if you want to ditch the usual whites, beiges and browns, a few colour options you can explore are white and blue, white and red, yellow with white, black and white. Once you choose the colour palette, the curtains should also be in the same colour theme.
Coming to the Wall Decor, they are a great way to add more character to the room. Here are a few ideas to get you started
- One side of the wall showcasing pictures of your family or your accolades.
- A large mirror to reflect sunlight into the room
- If you are a more artsy and creative person, some Handpainted Wall Accents which will match the vibe of the room
- Decorative wall hangers which can also include a fabric photo frame such as ajrakh or kalamkari
When it comes to furniture, a common mistake made by people is choosing style over functionality. The chairs and tables should be comfortable and cosy without cluttering the space. Before purchasing them, measure your room to ensure that they will fit. A few pieces of furniture which can be included in your living space beside a sofa and dining table are a bookshelf, a hanging chair (swing) and a coffee table. Keep arranging and rearranging the pieces until you are sure the space looks big and the furniture does not come in your way while walking. Decorate your furniture with cushions, table runners, and table mats in the same colour theme as your curtains. Experiment with different shapes of cushions instead of the usual square or rectangular ones.
Decorating the floor is often neglected while giving the space a makeover. Opt for carpets or rugs in contrasting colours. For example, if the walls are white, choose carpets in blue, red or brown colours. Do not go for light or pastel shade carpets unless they are in your colour scheme as they tend to get dirty very soon. Choose a welcoming or witty door mat for the main entrance. You can also incorporate some greenery into the space, as it complements many styles and themes. They will also bring life, freshness, and a splash of colour to the room's overall look and feel.