How To Decorate Your Living Room
The purpose of a living room is to create space where you can let your guard down, feel comfortable, and encourage your friends and family to do the same when they come over. You want the place to be functional as well, so that it serves you well when entertaining guests or curling up after a long day at work. Achieving both functional and engaging living spaces requires preparation and an understanding of the home decorating process.
Before you dive into your living room transformation, the experts at Parson Interiors Ltd. would like to help you prepare with a few essential steps. Each step explained below includes tips on how to decorate your living room.
1. Determine your furnishing needs
Furniture plays a significant role in the aesthetics and functionality of a living room as they are noticeable and take up a lot of space. When furnishing your living space, it’s essential to figure out which furniture you plan on keeping and what you need to buy to revamp the room. To identify the best furnishing for your requirements, make a list of the items that are staying so you can account for that in the new design. The next step is to think about what’s missing and what you’d like to add to the place, like a new couch or a custom media unit.
2. Make a mood board
Mood boards are virtual presentations that comprise of images, text, physical samples, etc. These boards are meant to give your project direction and make it easy to keep track of items that you want to include.
3. Find a piece that is a jumping point for the rest of the room
By this, we mean, look for a decorative piece that will serve as the base for the rest of your decorating decisions. This piece can be an area rug or artwork, as they serve as a great starting point for selecting a colour scheme that can be used throughout the living room area.
4. Add texture and colour
Once you have a colour scheme, decide where you want to use colour and if it will be in accent pieces, on a central article of furniture, or the walls. If you choose not to use a lot of colour, the texture is especially important. Having different materials is important to break up space (for example, a fabric couch and leather side chairs) and create appealing designs.
5. Choose a paint colour
Another colour-related aspect that requires your attention is your wall paint. Fresh paint has a unique ability to breathe life and depth into a room, but only if you choose your colours correctly. For this, you need to know if your walls are going to be the focal point while everything else is more muted. You also have the option of making your walls a backdrop for your furniture and other decorative elements. Additionally, you need to determine what mood or feelings you want to portray in the living room, for example, warm or cool feelings. You must also consider whether you want the room to appear light and airy or if you want to pull off a dark colour. These are all aspects that must be considered when selecting paint colours.
6. Start ordering your items once everything is picked out
Placing orders for the materials that you need must be done after you’ve chosen what you need so you can ensure all your pieces coordinate with each other. If you order the required elements here and there as you find them, it will take up more time, and you might change your mind throughout the project as you see new options.
7. Clear the clutter
The final step is to make space for the new decorative elements in your living room. To create more space, you can start by getting rid of the things you aren’t keeping. This extra space will make it easy to move your existing and new décor around.
To learn more about enhancing your living room’s design, reach out to the experts at Parson Interiors Ltd. We are certified interior decorating and design professionals serving Oakville, Mississauga, and The GTA. We are prepared to answer all of your questions and offer you advice to amplify the functionally and aesthetics of your home. All you need to do is share your personality and lifestyle preferences with us, and we will help you identify a style that fits you. Based on this, we will look for elements that meet your needs and improve the appearance of your home.