How To Decorate Your Living Room Area
How To Decorate Your Living Room Area
A guide from Trilogy Contracting
Your living room should be a place where you can relax, unwind, and spend quality time with friends, family, or just yourself, regardless of whether your style is traditional, casual or formal, bold or subdued. Decorating a space that looks amazing and works well for you is an art. So, before you employ a pro to overhaul your living room, equip yourself with a few design ideas.
Here are some of our favourite suggestions:
1. Add Some Colour!
Although a stunning space can be created without the use of vibrant colours, even a small amount of colour in a living room can go a long way toward creating a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere.
When in doubt, choose a bright blue because it’s a colour that almost all will agree on. It blends beautifully with warm elements like leather and wood, and it’s neutral enough to go with almost every other accent colour in the future.
2. Consider Using A Rug
Rugs in themselves are great to consider adding to your living room. A patterned rug extends these advantages, while also anchoring a seating area and adding life to the entire room. Consider adding a rug to your seating area even though you already have carpeting. You’ll be happy you had it on hand the first time you roll it up to go to the cleaners after a big spill.
3.Think About Conversations
There’s a limit on how large a seating group can be and still make sense for intimate conversation and comfortable gatherings, no matter how big your living room is.
A big sectional sofa will look fantastic and be ideal for a group, but if you want to build a cozy living room, use fewer, smaller seating pieces and push them closer together.
If you have multiple sofas or a sofa and side chairs, the seating area should have a diameter of 8 feet, or 4 feet out from the middle, to allow for conversation.
4. Contrast With Light And Dark Elements
A living room that is all white and bright can feel too “clean” and remote. It can feel like a cave when all is dark. However, combining dark and light colours provides a complex, balanced look. Incorporating at least a little white and a little black into the design of every room is beneficial.
5. Texture Is Your Friend
When it comes to decorating a living room, the texture is easy to overlook, particularly because we don’t see it as much as we touch it. However, plush textures that appeal to the touch, as well as harder textures that add contrast, are critical for making a living room feel cozy. Include as many textures as you can, such as leather, cotton, wool, metal, stone, glass, and plant life.
Using pillows are a great place to start when you are looking to add texture, particularly if you’re working with a limited budget. To add new textures to the palette, look to other accessories and furnishings, sometimes in small doses.
6. Don’t Forget About Wood
We can’t talk about texture without mentioning wood, which is one of the best materials for creating a warm atmosphere in a living room.
There are numerous ways to incorporate wood into space, all of which will make it feel more welcoming. Only a few of the many choices include wall paneling, side tables, movable stools, picture frames, sofa legs, and carved pieces of art.
Want to renovate before you redesign?
Before you take on your home renovation, or any home improvement project, be it DIY or with a professional contractor, do your research and make sure you know what you’re getting into. The more you know, the smarter decision you’ll be able to make, the better result you’ll get.
Trilogy Contracting is a home renovation company in the Fraser Valley servicing client’s in the Tri-Cities, Surrey, Langley, Maple Ridge and everywhere in between. If you have a question, feel free to send us an email.