Classic or contemporary? Opulent or minimalist? When it comes to decorating your living room, the options are endless. From incorporating new furniture to making the most of the space that you have, you’ll be able to create a warm and welcoming living room that the whole family can enjoy. What’s more, decorating the interior space is a lot easier than you might think. Here are a few living room decorating ideas that will get your creative juices flowing…
1. Mix and match
One of 2015’s hottest living room decorating ideas is mixing and matching different colors, styles, and fabrics. Many people are afraid to take the plunge when it comes to combining different patterns and design for fear of creating an overwhelming look. But this doesn’t have to be the case. You’ll want to choose one style (for example stripes or a geometric print) and stick to it. Don’t try to mix elements like floral curtains with checked cushions otherwise the room will look messy. To add unity to your living room, choose furnishings that compliment the patterns that you can introduced, such as chairs with decorative accents.
2. Big, bold colors
2015 is all about being bold and daring in your living room design. Natural colors have been the choice for many homeowners over the last few years, but incorporating color into your living room can give it a personalized touch that will make this space one of the best rooms in the home. The key is to introduce color by adding decorative items such as throws, cushions, and curtains, whilst sticking to traditional choices for floors, walls, and ceilings. Colorful decorative pieces like vases can instantly catch the eye when you walk into the room, but won’t make the room appear smaller. Try and strike a balance between conservative and daring – too much color is a definite no-no. Have a flick through your favorite interior design magazines or look online for some design inspiration. One of the best ways to introduce color in 2015 is to use pencil stenciling on an otherwise drab-looking wall. This is a lot easier than it sounds, and there are plenty of video tutorials that can help you create the look you are after.
3. Statement pieces
One or two statement pieces can really transform the overall look of your living room. A large piece of canvas art on the wall or a vintage chair can instantly become the centerpieces of your new living room, and can compliment the rest of the interior space. If you’re on a budget, flea markets or auction websites can be great places to source second-hand furniture. However, remember to be practical at all times. An ultra-contemporary chair with no back may look great, but is it really going to provide your family with the comfort that they need. After all, your living room is for ‘living’ so you’ll want to ensure that the space is comfortable enough for everyone that uses it. One statement piece that will create the illusion of more space in your living room is a large vintage mirror, which can be attached to a back wall.