If you’ve got a living room & you wish it were bigger, just consider these Easy Homemade Decorations for a spacious & comfortable living room!
You have bought your dream house recently, you had multiple ideas on how to furnish it and decorate every single corner. Today, you were handed the keys and you walked in for the first time as the owner. Despite the different ideas you had, today you found yourself lost, not knowing how and where to start. I feel you! There are many points to take into consideration: which style you will go for, what budget you have, which accessories you will add, what color palette you will choose, and so on…
To be able to decide on all the above, you need to consider first the display of your furniture and its dimensions in relevance to the space of your house.
Let me take you in this blog through a guide that focuses on the different aspects to consider when furnishing and decorating your living room.
The focal point doesn’t have to be necessarily the middle of your living room. However, it is the main point around which your furniture must be arranged. Remember, your living room is your comfort zone. Hence, identifying this focal point will help place and space easily your furniture. For example, a glass door to a balcony, the main corner, or even a window can serve as a natural focal point of your living room. However, you can also create your focal point, be it a TV unit, the main wall-mounted drawing or so.
Imagine a well-furnished and decorated living room, yet it has no access to enter nor space to walk around! When you arrange your furniture, remember to space it out in such a way as to identify the entrance access, as well as the paths for you and your guests to move around. You must keep a certain space between sofas, coffee table and chairs, TV unit, and tables… to walk with ease.
This point is necessary to consider especially in spacious living rooms. Family members or guests should not put effort or shout to be heard while taking part in any chat or conversation. Therefore, you need to mind creating spots for people to chat with ease while sitting in the living room. Hence the display of the sofas or chairs should be close, or face to face. Remember, the more spacious the room, the higher the need for chatting spots.
This may sound cliché but very important. While distributing your sofas, chairs, tables, or decorative accessories, make sure to balance the display to have a bit of everything in every corner or side. Remember, the first impression you create is the one that lasts. You do not people to feel that your living room is inclining toward one side. Have different shapes, sizes, and a balance of colors in every corner.
Gone are the days when people used to push their furniture against the walls to create spacious living rooms. With new décor styles launched across the years, you can now create a spacious living room despite its small size. Mirrors, color palettes, modern sofas, and tables… all contribute to space out your living room and give it a new dimension. Of course, with a small living room, the display of your furniture remains a challenge, but new and easy homemade decorations styles are here to give you some inspirations to tweak the display and make it more spacious and up to the trends.
The size of the rug is relevant to the décor style you are choosing While in classic styles, rug sizes should be big, covering the majority of the floor until beneath the furniture, modern décor styles call for simpler smaller rugs that give the floor space to breath. This means that the rug should be centered in the living room, displayed under the main coffee table, while floor tiles form a path between the sofas and the rug.
I’m talking here about the main coffee table and the side tables that go along.
Instead of choosing a coffee table that you like, and then finding side tables that can go along, invest in some research to find a suitable coffee table that comes originally with side tables as a design combo. Nowadays, many furniture shops offer a wide range of complete table sets that come in different designs, sizes, and colors that fit the style of any consumer.
When choosing a coffee table, always opt for a big size table. You need a large coffee table that covers the majority of the main area in your living room. This way, you have enough space to put a nice décor accessory and any serving tray, as well as leaving a space for guests to put their cups or plates. Imagine having a large coffee table, sitting on a rug, with a path around between the rug and sofas for people to move around!
You may think that having a large coffee table will allow you to skip the side tables, but that is not the case. Side tables are important, and the larger the living room, the higher is the number of side tables needed. As you arrange your furniture, guests sitting on some seats may not have convenient access to your coffee table. Hence, you need to offer them a side table that supports them as well in creating the chatting spots we spoke about above. Make sure that these tables are as high as your armchairs or lower in the best scenario, unlike a coffee table which should be as high as your sofa seats.
Whether it is a mirror that you are placing to give more space to your room, a mounted frame, a lamp to light up a darker corner, or a statue… plan earlier to ensure all your accessories fit together and blend with the furniture without over domaining any other item of your décor.
They are always important and often undermined. The type of lights and lamps as well as their display are essential to creating the right balance in displaying accessories and lighting up your living room
They are a go-to option to create the illusion of a spacious living room. However, placing the mirror is strategic. You cannot for instance place it next to a door or window. Placing a mirror on the opposite side or in a corner creates more balance and enforces the spacious effect that you are creating.
They as well is another aspect to consider. An empty wall is always tempting to hang a frame on. But you should always consider the size of the wall, the frame, and the furniture. On a wide empty wall, with a large sofa in the front, you cannot hang a tiny small frame. For instance, you should opt for a frame as large as 2/3 of the sofa width.
To summarize, before getting your living room furniture, decide on the décor style, take the necessary measurements, create your plan based on the focal point and always consider the different major aspects to mind while you arrange your furniture and buy your accessories. Always keep in mind, that your living room is your comfort zone, and as such it has to be convenient and comfortable for your guest.