9 Ways to Style Your Living Room Like a Pro
The living room is one of the most important rooms in the house—this is where you entertain guests, and where you wind down after a long day. And years from now if you decide to sell your home, it’s one of the first things buyers see inside your house, so it’s important that it looks the best it could be.
Renovating can be daunting, but here are a few things you can do to revamp your living room like a pro!
1. Refresh your walls.
A fresh coat of paint can do wonders to your living room. You can repaint it the same colour, or you can also try something new. Experiment with new colors, textures, and shapes - but remember... the colour of the wall should complement the furniture, or else it won’t look appealing.
2. Thin it down.
Declutter your living room. The more accessories there are, the more disorganised and messy it looks. Leave out only the essential and interesting pieces - he decluttered space will definitely make the remaining pieces shine and be easier on the eyes!
3. Symmetry is important.
If you feel like your living room is unorganised, maybe it’s time to rearrange the furniture. Do it with symmetry in mind—since people are naturally inclined to find symmetry more appealing. The couch is naturally in the center, and then other pieces such as lamps, tables, and throws should come in even number. Feel free to throw in a piece that breaks the symmetry like a sculpture but only on one side. That way, the arrangement looks creatively imperfect.
4. Keep them focused.
Having a focal point is important in a well-designed living room. Whatever the living room’s focal point is, it would be the star of the show and should be shown in the best light.
Things like a window with an outdoor view or a even fireplace should be made prominent if you have them Make sure the window is open and unobtrusive as possible. Also make sure there are seats in front of the fireplace, especially in winter.
If you don’t have those, you can create your own focal point, likea large piece of artwork or putting a mirror on one of the walls. You can even create an accent wall by painting or applying wallpaper to the furthest wall from the entry point. Make sure it has bold colours. Additionally, you can let the focal point be the furniture itself.
5. Add unique textiles.
Add cushions with animal prints or with other patterned fabric. You can also use rugs with bold patterns to add a unique feel to the living room.
6. Give your couch character.
You can cover your couch with inexpensive fabric like burlap for instant character. You can add a number large throw pillows to balance out the small ones. If you want to buy a new couch, remember to buy one in neutral color so it could serve as a good backdrop for vibrant-coloured throws.
7. Introduce uniqueness.
Yes, symmetry is important, but like I said earlier, don’t make your living room look too perfect. Introduce elements with unique shapes to add character to your living room. Add an unusual sculpture, or a coffee table with tree roots as its legs.
8. Throw in some sparkle.
Elements with metallic finishes will definitely add sparkle and modern touches to your living room. It could be anywhere: your lamp, the vases, or even throws. Also, don’t be afraid to use different tones—go for the gold, silver, and copper all at the same time!
9. Incorporate history.
An old piece of art or furniture is not always a bad thing. If anything, it can add a sense of history to your living room. Something like a vintage or antique side table or mirror would do the trick. Keep an eye out on flea markets for the perfect piece, with an affordable price.
Sometimes, you don’t have to hire an interior designer to make your living room look great, especially if you have the capacity to DIY it. It’s also good practice if you ever need to decorate a new living room in the future! For more tips, feel free to send me a message any time and I’d love to help!