Life gets hectic. Sometimes it seems we are consumed with our jobs and our busy schedules. But it is important to take time for yourself. We all need a day to lounge around in our pajamas, binge watch our favorite Netflix show, or curl up with a good book. An essential piece of this puzzle is creating a space that will allow for maximum enjoyment and relaxation, as well as entertaining.
It is not always easy to find the perfect furniture that you envision for your living room. A good rule of thumb is to design in an effort to blend comfort, functionality, and a reflection of your style. Here are a few tips to get you started.
Choose an Interesting Focal Point
A common mistake that people make when decorating their house, is incorporating too many ideas into one small space. Mixing of patterns and fabrics can be fun, but sometimes it can be overwhelming. Try choosing a statement piece that will stand out and grab people’s attention when they enter the room, yet will be cohesive to the rest of the house. A beautiful rug or a unique coffee table can often be the perfect item to tie the room together.
Mix Up the Seating
Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box. There are so many options when it comes to couches and chairs. The most important thing is to find furniture that fits the space, but how you do that is up to you. Look at different styles of couches. Do you want oversized and comfy, or do you want sleek and stylish? Maybe you will consider a swivel chair with snuggly plush fabric. And don’t forget the power of accent pillows. Play with designs and colors as a simple way to explore the aesthetic of the room.
Light Up the Space
Most of the time people spend lots of time picking out paint colors, fabrics, and furniture, but forget all about the lighting. Don’t make this an afterthought. The right lighting can drastically change the feel of your space. Try setting up different levels of lighting throughout the room. This can create a warm ambiance. Consider lighting with a dimmer option. Make sure you really evaluate how much natural light the space gets before investing too much money in permanent fixtures.
The living room can easily become the most used space in the house. It can be a place to relax, a place to entertain, or a place to spend quality time with your family. When choosing furniture, pay attention to the little details that will make a difference for your guests, but most importantly, for you.