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Published On: Tue, Apr 18th, 2017

Basic Decorating Tips For Your Living Room

Looking through interior design magazines or Pinterest can feel overwhelming when you look at all of the different types of aesthetics for decoration.  If you’ve never decorated before it can become easy to mish mash and create a space with multiple types of styles resulting in a bit of a visual disaster.

There is a fine line between too little and too much.  When creating your living space you want to make sure that you find the balance so that when you sit down and look around you feel peace and comfort rather than your eye darting around trying to decide what to look at.  

Here are some of the most basic tips for choosing a style for your living room and unleashing your inner decorator.

Make It Cohesive

Whatever design that you design on for your living room which could be truly anything.  You could choose a classic theme, dark and mysterious, or light and airy.  The trick is choosing a theme and sticking to it.  Make sure that the colors are cohesive with each other and that you make sure that you choose art that also corresponds to the furniture.

If you have multiple styles that you enjoy aesthetically rather than trying to pile it all into one single room, choose to assign a style to each different room.  Your kitchen can reflect a certain side of your aesthetic and your living room can be another.  What is important is one area being cohesive and visually matching.

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Plenty Of Seating

The living room of your house is where you greet your guests and set the tone for the rest of the house.  If you welcome your guests into the main visiting room and they have nowhere to sit, this creates an unwelcome environment.

Your living room should have seating for at least 6 people, and ideally more in the event that you throw a social event.

Plenty Of Plants

Houseplants are a great way to warm the atmosphere you live in and make it feel cozy.  If you don’t have much of a green thumb, try choosing plants that require very little effort such as cactuses.  

You may want to look up the kind of plant that you choose so that you know how much to water and whether it needs direct or partial sunlight.  Otherwise, you will have a living room full of dead leaves which isn’t very beautiful.

Centerpieces on Surfaces

When decorating your room try to focus on centerpieces on surfaces such as tables or shelves.  By simplifying your surfaces with a single piece rather than a jumbled cluttered mess of multiple items.  This is a minimization technique used by interior decorators as a way to draw the focus to the center. Similar as you would in the composition of a photograph.

 

Author: Anna Johansson

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