Aside from the dining room, the living room is probably one of the most sociable spaces in your home. Family is relaxing here, and when you’re not using your kitchen / dining room you’ll be entertaining friends and neighbors when they’ve got a quick chat or catching up on gossip.
But the room will appear impersonal if it doesn’t have your individual touch. When decorating the living room of your house or apartment, it’s time to add your own style and get creative. It’s not a kitchen that has far more practical necessities like a stove and refrigerator. Hence, it is important to remember that the living room is a functional space to entertain your family and friends.
Brighten the room with primary colors first, or if you have artistic talents beyond basic painting then definitely decorate it in your own style, but primary colors can really make the living room decor brighter, more open and welcoming than one darker.
Create a design layout for the living room that has a sleek television, DVD player, music center and your CD collection, a comfy couch or two with armchairs. You can also put down a tasteful rug if you want.
If you have a house with a fireplace, make the most of it, especially if it’s real. There are many varieties of fires – flame effect, energy efficient multi-fuel stoves that come in modern and classic styles to choose from. Use the position of the fireplace and mantelpiece as a fixed point in the design of your living room.
It doesn’t matter if you use a modern, rustic or your own personal style in decorating your living room as this is the perfect time to show off your skills and it is the place to relax your time where you can start doing your favorite things. While it is wonderful to overdo the appearance of your living room with expensive furniture, don’t forget to try to be something you are not. Decorate the room the way you want.