Were you aware of how big an impact the living room of your house had on creating the first impression of your home?
The more we are at home the closer it reflects you. It’s human nature to shape one’s surroundings based on one’s tastes and needs. The living room being the first thing that your guests would notice upon entering your house, it can really set the tone for the interiors of your humble abode.
Here are a few tips to adorn your living room in the best way possible.
Step 1- Assess
Irrespective of whether you are a first-time property owner or not, assessing your space should be the first step. Reimagine the space that you have. Decide whether you want a traditional layout – sofa pushed against the wall, coffee table in the centre and a TV plopped in front or do you want to try something different, like pulling the furniture away from the wall and have a picture frame as a focal point (rather than a TV) with a small rug in the middle of the room. Envision the space in a way that resonates best with your style.
Step 2- Let The Work Begin
Once you’ve decided on the design that best suits your needs you can work on the following aspects of the design to liven up your living room.
Experimenting with colours is not a very popular way of decorating, but more people are opening up to experimenting with different shades of the colour pallet instead of the traditional colour combination of neutral colours. Painting the living room with a monochromatic colour or deciding to have an accent wall to draw all the attention when one enters the room is a fairly new concept. We are gradually seeing more households deviate from the traditional Indian hall colour combination and explore newer design ideas. The ideal colours for your living space would be hues of blue, yellow, green, and white.
Lighting is also an essential component in terms of creating the mood and ambiance of the living space. There are plenty of options available in the market to illuminate your home with different colours sizes and intensities such as floor lamps, table lamps, hanging lamps, chandeliers, etc. You can use lighting to highlight a specific wall, an artwork, or accentuate a particular corner. Using energy-saving bulbs can make this process easy on your pocket and cleaning them occasionally will help improve their efficiency.
Using curtains, drapes or blinds is a great way of protecting your house from overexposure to sunlight and ensuring privacy. This essential home furnishing not only ensures privacy but also helps in giving an aesthetic feel to your space. For a subtle look, pick a certain colour that is slightly lighter or darker than your wall tone. If you prefer a contrasting colour choose an accent colour from the room, drawing a shade from the rug or pillow.
If you are someone who loves nature but cannot live in the countryside, try bringing some nature into your home through potted plants, plant frames, or fresh flowers. You can also make use of naturally available free elements like shells from the beach, and pebbles from the river bed and adorn them in transparent bowls or planters.
Looking for an alternative to the traditional method of hanging picture frames and photos? Fabric wall hangings are a great way of brightening up your wall with textured painting. You can also stick to the age-old method of hanging picture frames to fill up blank space on the wall and give a room much-needed personality. If budget permits, then one can also install mirrors or have wall murals to fill up the negative space on the wall.
Try giving a personal touch to your living space in addition to keeping up with the trends and a budget. Showcase your memory though artifacts and picture frames, afterall a house is made of wall and beams whereas a home is built with love and dreams.