We spend a lot of time in our living rooms. From relaxing in the evening, watching TV, doing countless activities all day- living rooms is a happening place. However, humans have a tendency to get bored of the surroundings. Not all of can afford time and money to decorate their living room time and again. Here are few elegant and decorative yet cost effective decorating ideas for your living room.
Look for dark corners! Your living room might just be lacking the right amount of light to make it look vibrant and dynamic. A well lit room will not only look great but will also brighten up your mood. Having said that, make sure that you have ample natural light in the room (nothing looks cooler than that!).
Shop around in your home
Yes, you heard that right! Instead of going to the local furniture or accessory store, take a walkthrough of your house, pick and choose unique items from other rooms and place them in the front room. Take a look at what’s not important in other rooms and give them the spotlight in the living room. This helps in de-cluttering other rooms and using the same items to beautify the living room.
Add some greenery
We don’t want to paint your living room green, add some plants instead! Greenery is in fact one of the best and most chosen ways to liven up a space. You don’t need to start from scratch and grow plants. Borrowing plants from your friends and putting it in a nice vessel will do the trick.
Let’s re-arrange the furniture
We don’t have to spend a fortune to decorate our living rooms. Let’s get smart – re-arrange the furniture! Experiment and move around your furniture in the room. There is no set pattern to arrange the furniture in the living room. Who said the sofa can’t be put near the fireplace (far away from the television)? This is definitely an inexpensive way of decorating of your living room.
What’s with the colors?
Have you thought of painting your walls or putting up nice wallpapers? If you have not painted the living room for a while, think about it. You must wisely choose the color as other stuff in the room must compliment it. Getting a paint job will definitely make the room look more fresh and lively.
Play with the curtains
The color and pattern of the curtains will depend on the room’s wall color as well as the furniture. One can always experiment with the curtains as they can be changed without much hassle. You can visit the local store or visit various websites to shop decorative curtains according to your choice.
Are you creative?
We are not saying you have to be! Making something by yourself always gives a good feeling, so why not make something for the living room. Do it yourself things are inexpensive ways to decorate the room and make it look unique. It need not be a huge creation; even small creative things can make the room look bubbly.
Decorate the walls
If you have paintings or family pictures, don’t let them sit in the closet, hang them up on the wall. It adds warmth to the room and also sets the mood. The decorated wall will definitely grab your visitor’s attention. Even if you are sitting alone, you will relive those memories.
Whatever you do, make sure the room is not cluttered with stuff. You will be spending quality time in the living room, be it with your friends or family, you would want a cozy setting to relax and chill out.
Take professional help
You can seek professional help even if you want to decorate just your living room. There are consultants who are experts in beautifying the rooms in such a way that they can be customized according to the owner’s budget, making it look elegant and beautiful at the same time.
At the end of the day, you can decorate your living room the way you like it. The above tips will definitely give you an inspiration to try out things which you might want to do.
What tips do you have for decorating the living room?