Decorating your house is no easy feat but if done right, it can be a real stunner! You need to consider colour palettes, wall décor, positioning of furniture and so much more- and manage to make it look aesthetically pleasing at the same time. We understand, how to a beginner, you might not know where to start so just refer to this handy guide for you interior decorating needs!

Furniture

You can’t just push your furniture up against a wall and hope for the best. Later on, you’ll come to realize that your living room looks a bit clustered and hard to navigate- especially when you have guests over. So first, you need to think of the focal points your room has- you can place your furniture against the backdrop of a gallery wall or a wide wall. You can even place them around a window. Next, consider creating a conversation area out of the spot you’ve chosen and then working out your traffic zones before you place any of your other furniture and décor.

Rugs

Rugs are an item that is essential to a living room. But you need to be careful because, for example, if you get a rug too small, your room will just look at odds with itself and the final effect would not be rather pretty. So, you’re strategy would be to go bigger- keep in mind that all your furniture must be able to lie on it and there must at the very least be a 10 to 20 inch gap between the rug and the walls of the room (so don’t go too big).

Wall Décor

Any living room can give off an empty feel if it misses this one crucial thing- its wall décor. It’s not necessarily expensive to get your hands on some art, so definitely invest in a few cohesive pieces to hang up on your walls. Don’t forget to personalize. Hang up any pictures that have sentimental value to you. You can choose a wooden frame, for a more naturalistic, rustic look that always fit in with a space (view wooden photo frames here).

Lighting

While light fixtures are incredibly important, don’t underestimate your need for natural light. First work on how many areas you’ll designate as a window space, then see to the three types of lighting- ambience, task and accent. For a living room, ideally, you’ll be looking at a statement piece (an overhead chandelier perhaps), table and floor lamps as well as light fixtures placed at different levels across the room.

Paint

There are certain paint colours that never grow old- neutral colours or pastels etc. Pick something light and pleasing to the eye but don’t forget to work your wall art and furniture around the colour you’ve chosen. There can be textural differences but never have your colour palette lacking harmony and cohesiveness unless you’re looking to add the occasional splash of colour into your room.

With this guide, you have the basics of designing your living room covered. Remember to express yourself well with objects of sentimental value because at the end of the day, this is what will give your space that homely feel.

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