Whether you just moved into a new space or are looking to spice things up by redesigning your old space, you need to have a plan of action to make sure that your room turns out the way you want it to. The space that is arguably the most important and the most difficult room to design is the living room. The team at Home Shopping Malls has put together a few of the most common tips they give to their customers when designing their perfect living room.
The Layout Of The Room
Take a look at the space you have to work with and put some thought into where you would ideally place each type of furniture you are considering. Maybe your space would best fit a loveseat with two armchairs instead of a sectional. Maybe a wall-mounted TV makes more sense than a full entertainment center. Once you are able to visualize the layout of your space, you can begin to think about the style of the furniture you want to purchase.
The Furniture Style
Choosing a style of furniture that fits with your taste and personality is crucial to feeling comfortable in your living room. Spend some time researching different styles like traditional and contemporary to get a feel for what suits you. Keep in mind that your sofa will likely be your biggest purchase so make sure to choose one that you absolutely love. It’s best to have your style match your personality so that the room feels like yours. For instance, our lead interior design specialist at Home Shopping Malls loves color in her home. She decided to opt for the color seating from Picket House Furnishings that you see below. Her living room looks very similar to the one in the picture and it speaks to her personality.
The Decor & Lighting
After coming to a decision on both layout and furniture style, it’s time to consider everything else. If you have hard floors, you may want an area rug to tie the room together. You can pair that rug with some plants and artwork to really bring some life to the room. On top of that, consider adding more lighting if the room feels dark and install a dimmer to create a cozy mood in the evening.
Our customers often contemplate the proper lighting to get so we recommend you figure out what type suits your style. Adding a floor lamp or a table lamp is an easy, cost-effective way to add more light to a room. Adding a chandelier or a small fireplace costs more but adds a certain aesthetic to your room. Figure out what suits you best.
No matter how you decide to decorate your living room, just remember that the golden rule is that every item has a purpose and therefore a place in your living room. Remembering this will make sure that you are extra thoughtful about the items you choose to buy. If you have any questions about decorating your room, give the team at HomeShoppingMalls.com a call at 407-848-3000.