Having a creative wave that makes us want to do makeovers and redecorate our homes is something that will happen more than once in a lifetime. If you’re thinking right now about changing your living room, then you have come to the right place. We will talk about the secrets to creating the perfect living room for your lifestyle. We want to ensure that you won’t commit interior design mistakes that you might regret later because there’s nothing worse than doing a makeover that you won’t like.
So, fasten your seat belt and get ready to follow this guide. You learn about living room dos and don’ts, and how to get the most out of the space that you have.
Do an activities list
Yes, do a list of all the activities you often do in the living room. You can have cocktails with friends, use them for work, play board games, or have movie nights there. The key to starting this project with the right foot would be this list. If you know the activities that are going to take place in your living room, then it would be easier to choose the right furniture and layout.
Imagine that you choose the most beautiful table in the store, but then you realise it’s not functional for the activities you want to develop. Therefore, it’s truly important to take your time doing this first step. If your family lives with you, ask them to participate in this part of the project. That way, everyone will be happy with the final result of the living room makeover.
Choose the style
First, try to match the idea of the perfect living room that you have with the whole style of your home. If you don’t do so, then your living room will stand out from the rest of your property in a negative way. So, try to find inspiration on Pinterest or Instagram to get nice aesthetics for your living room transformation. You can do a mood board to put together all the ideas that you have in mind and work them to join them harmonically.
After realising the type of style that will be convenient for your living room, it will be easier to choose the right furniture and paint colour for your walls.
Choose a couch
One thing you won’t have to skimp on to get your perfect living room would be the couch. Make sure that your couch is a good quality one that will stand the pass of time and will provide plenty of cosiness. Carefully choose the type of couch you’ll be purchasing because it should perfectly match your lifestyle. For example, if you have pets that love climbing the couch, then a white couch would be a big no.
Remember that some couches look stunning but might not be comfortable if you spend a long time seated on them. So, take your time on the search for the best couch for your living room, and don’t forget to make a budget first.
Define with rugs
Rugs can boost an entire room without putting much effort into it. By choosing the right texture and colour, you can create a whole atmosphere and delimitate spaces without using any physical barrier. No one is born knowing how to choose a rug for every room, but you can be creative and bold for living room rugs. Make your rug a complement of other furnishing or a highlight element.
If the rug is larger than the seating space, then your living room will look bigger than it is. It would be a perfect resource if you have a small property and want to give the appearance of more space.
Pillows & more pillows
Pillows are an iconic element of every living room. You can choose them in contrasting colours to add a lot of personality to your couch. Nowadays, big and soft pillows are in trend, so don’t forget to choose a big pillow with cool patterns. If you have a plain colour couch, don’t hesitate on choosing bright and eye-catching colours in your pillows to drag the attention of your guests to them.
We can assure you that with the right pillows, everyone will love spending time sitting on the couch while taking a beverage.
Don’t forget about having enough natural light coming into your living room. Natural light should be your priority #1. But having some cool lamps would be a good idea too. Make sure to have enough light in your living room to do all the activities that you want with comfort. Avoid making your friends feel that you’re chatting with them in the dark due to poor lighting.
So now you have all the secrets to create the perfect living room for you and your family. Don’t forget about doing a general budget. That way, you can know how much money you can spend on this task. Don’t hesitate on purchasing second-hand items if you don’t have a budget that allows a lot of expenses.
Originally posted 2022-02-09 16:03:03.