You’re probably like most people that have owned their homes for a while, or didn’t care much for it until, that’s it, you got fed up and couldn’t stand the sight of it anymore.
Most likely, you feel that your living room is still stuck in the era when Friends was the number 1 show, or worst yet, like an exact replica of That 70’s show.
Living Room Decoration Ideas to Inspire You
Cast your fears aside, you won’t be stuck in that orbit forever. I’m here to give you living room decoration ideas to bring it into this century. After all, it forms the nucleus of all family interactions and is probably the room that provides greater joy than any other.
Remember that setting your theme, pinpointing your colours and starting with the bigger pieces will make the rest of the re-decorating easier and more harmonious.
To bring your living room space into the modern day, it needs to embrace a modern approach. Right now, being creative and letting artistic juices flow is very much at the heart of those trends.
Paint three walls in a base colour before dedicating the one as a feature wall. This will allow creative expression in the space. You can use a different colour, wall paper, or wall decals.
Try these colour combos to see what best suits your taste and style.
Meanwhile, contemporary living room furniture is another way to bring a modern vibe in your living area.
Go for an updated take on the Chesterfield or a revived mid-century modern sofa in light velvet colours, with tufting and nail heads for added glam.
If you’re into the casual setting, try a sectional in greys touched up with patterned yellow or orange cushions.
When you combine contemporary furniture with a feature wall, you’ll instantly upgrade your living room decor.
Many modern living room decor ideas encompass hard flooring rather than carpets. While carpets are preferred for basement decor to keep the heat, in the living room, you won’t have the heat retention issue, so opting for hardwood is a good idea.
Hardwood is quicker to clean which makes it practical, though you have to be careful of scratches. That’s why going with a distressed or hand-knotted wood is not only trendy, but also helps in covering up imperfections as well as scratches and dents.
Choosing a larger plank over the dated narrower boards will automatically update your floors.
Top it with a rug under the coffee table for style and comfort. Choose an accent hue that can match your feature wall or cushions.
It can be very easy to get carried away into thinking you’re building a showroom. Catalogues and blogs are great inspo, your main goal is to design a space that suits your needs.
Being bold to embrace your character and personality is key. For example, adding an aquariums can be a great way to make a big statement.
Alternatively, you could use sports memorabilia or holiday souvenirs to brighten up the space in a way that’s unique to you.
Have fun with the transformation and don’t be afraid to be original with your style. That individual charm will guarantee that it gains a modern look.
Your new and improved living room should feel more spacious. Whether the family has grown in size or numbers, there’s no doubt that your lounge has seemingly shrunk over the years. A few simple tricks will battle back against this issue.
While furniture plays a crucial role in setting the tone, having more pieces than necessary can be damaging.
Whether it’s fixing the TV location, family photos placement, or moving a bookcase to the corner, the key is freeing up more space around the common areas to allow free movement.
Wherever you can, creating built ins such as bookcases or shelving helps liberate space.
Here’s are some tips on how to layout your living room furniture to maximize space.
Trick your mind into thinking there’s more space by increasing the lighting. That includes dressing windows to bolster natural lighting.
Choosing light coloured drapes, thermal curtains, window shutters, blinds or Roman shades that allow the light in will help in giving the illusion of an enlarged room.
Adding modern chandelier lights will illuminate your room and make it appear larger.
You could add a dimmer switch to the ceiling fixtures. It’ll add space while keeping the room on trend.
The Gist of it
Updating your living space with these living room decoration ideas can seem daunting, but once you get going with your theme and inspiration, the wall colours, furniture pieces, lighting, flooring will all come into place. Start with the larger pieces and then move on to the smaller ones to allow you to see the bigger picture first.
How do you update your living room?
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Grace from Color & Grace. Based in Troy, Michigan, Grace is a 42 year-old petite woman who loves colours. Born and raised in China, she moved to America for love in 2007. Her day job – teacher. Her dream job – fashion blogger. Make sure to go and check out her blog and leave her a comment on her awesome outfit.
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