The living room is one of the most important rooms in a house. It’s where you entertain, spend your free time, relax, or work. It can be used for almost anything you’d like: a study, movie room, formal sitting area, playroom, library, and the list goes on and on. A living room should be functional and aesthetically appealing. This is, after all, the room where you, and any guests you have over will be spending most of their time.
This may seem like an overwhelming amount of pressure for one room, but don’t worry, these rules will have you well on your way to creating the perfect living room for your home.
Choose a light, warm, neutral color for your living room. Neutral colors match just about anything, and they allow you pick fun, bright accessories and furniture. It also means that you can easily change the décor down the road if you so choose. Keeping the wall color light will help your room seem more bright and open, and help make it seem lager.
Floors can really transform the look of a room. Pick flooring that goes with the style of your house. Wood or laminate floors are always a good choice. The stain of the floors depends on your personal preference. One that is a similar shade to the other elements of the room will create a seamless look, or you can choose one that contrasts the other colors for a bold look.
Furniture is obviously one of the most important aspects of a living room. First and foremost, your furniture should cater to whatever needs you have for your living room. Make sure that all your pieces match. They don’t all have to be the same colors or patterns, but the colors should coordinate and complement each other, and should all be the same type of fabric. Arrange the furniture in the room to create an open feel and good flow.
Accents give you the opportunity to add some personality to your living room. They come in any shape or form from accent walls, pillows, furniture, lighting, accessories, etc. Add some pops of color or dramatic accessories to give your room some life and really personalize it to your own style. But remember, accents just that, don’t let them take over the room.
About the Author
Evan Wright works on remodeling projects throughout the Twin Cities area. He usually partners with SCC Kitchen Bath & Home, a Minneapolis based remodeling company, for indoor work, and Gopher Roofing for exterior and roofing work. Good luck and thanks for reading!