Have you been living with the same living room for some time now? Is it time you livened up your living room’s look? There are differing opinions on how often you should decorate your living room, ranging from 3 years to almost a decade.
If you are thinking that it might be time to give your living room a little love, this guide is for you. When you’re redesigning or overhauling your living room, there are many different exciting things you can do. Paint the walls, add new soft furnishings, replace all the furniture—the options are endless.
If you’d like some interior design inspiration and helpful hints, read on for a complete guide on how to decorate that space like a pro!
Know Where to Start
You may not be aware that when you are decorating a room, the items should be bought in a specific order. This is not a hard and fast rule, but it helps to keep the decorating process on track. So, what should the order of things be?
Always try to think about buying larger and more expensive items first. When it comes to the living room, this means the sofa, coffee table, and rug. These take up the most visual and physical space, so you should have them in place before deciding what accent furniture you want.
Soft furnishings such as cushions and drapes can be left until last. Accent pieces, like armchairs and lamps, can go somewhere in the middle.
Consider the Space You Have
One of the most important tips to remember when decorating is to consider the space you have. Not every room can be decorated the same—nor should it be. Think about the size and shape of your particular space and decorate accordingly.
If your space is an awkward shape, you’ll need to think about how to address this. If it is small, you may want to use light colors and lots of glass to make it appear larger. Always design with your particular room in mind.
Pick One or Two Standout Pieces
Unfortunately, it is neither budget-friendly nor design-savvy to fill your room with big, bombastic, statement pieces of furniture. But you still want to be able to have a gorgeous and interesting-looking room.
The solution? Pick just one (or maybe two) quirky, fun statement pieces you want to build your room around.
It could be an egg chair, a beautiful side table, or something like the Yogibo Max – Large Bean Bag Chair. No matter what you pick, make sure it’s something you love, as it will set the tone for the rest of the room.
Decorate Your Living Room Today
The above rules can be looked at as a guide to help you when you do decide to decorate your living room. But really, there’s only one rule you need to follow when it comes to your home. Make sure you feel happy when you’re in it.
We hope this guide will help to make your next redesign a success. If you’ve enjoyed reading it, don’t forget to check out the rest of our content.