Your living room forms the core of your home. You can make the most of this space by sprucing it up beautifully to make it not only aesthetically pleasing but also warm and cozy. You can transform your living room by doing a couple of things. You don’t have to make major changes to your room; even minor changes can make a big difference. Here are some ideas that you can try out. Just keep in mind that you need to create a space for relaxation and entertaining guests.
Display a collection
Consider displaying any collection that you have. You can keep your collection in one corner of the room or even on top of a table that is located on one side of the room. The collection pieces don’t have to be the same. Just make sure to mix and match them, so that they blend in well together. They can also consist of objects, which have different heights. For instance, you can display a collection of porcelain jars that you have collected from different towns or different parts of the world.
Paint a piece of furniture white
White has a calming effect and helps to make the room look larger. Therefore, you can choose to paint one big piece of furniture white. It will create a stately look in the room. For instance, you can buy a big dining table and paint it white. This will give a light, airy and bright feeling.
You can also opt to use simple furniture, which you can then brighten up by using beautiful accessories. For instance, you can use a sculpture or bold and patterned carpets to accessorize. You can also put up photos in frames. This will create an elegant look without the room looking over decorated.
Decorate with mirrors
This is especially if you are decorating a small room. The mirrors will help to make the rooms look larger and brighter. Position the mirrors just above a light source, such as on top of the fireplace. Alternatively, you can position the mirrors opposite windows, so that they can reflect a light.
Go for neutral colors
Use neutral colors if you are decorating a small living room. Neutral colors help to reflect light, giving the illusion of big space. You can also paint the walls a neutral color.
Use lightweight furniture
Use lightweight furniture. This helps to give a light and airy feel to the room. When you are buying furniture, do not just consider how they look but also how weighty they seem to the eye. Light furniture includes see through furniture, such as glass tables. Also, the legs of the furniture should not be boxed but long and slender. Also, go for furniture that do not obstruct any views in the house.
Arrange your furniture in such a way that encourages conversation. You can do this by grouping chairs together. You can have the chairs face an interesting view, such as a fireplace. Use a patterned rug to anchor the grouping together. You can ensure that the pattern on the carpets blend in well with the throw pillows on the chairs.