A home is so much more than just four walls. It is a place where you find peace and spend quality time with your loved ones; no wonder you want to make it as beautiful and cozy as possible. Typically you would want to take care of both the outside and inside of your house.
If your garden needs some loving, then some outdoor decorating might be in order – and once you have purchased decorative paving slabs, hung those garland lights and put in a fountain you can relax in your outside oasis – it’s a part of your home.
For the interior of the house, things can get a bit more complicated. Read on about the small but important things you can do in order to make your room, living room or kitchen get cozier in minutes!
Empty Walls = Incomplete Room
Empty walls are typically a sign of an unfinished room – or at least they give off that vibe. Unless you’re going for ideal minimalism, putting an accent on a blank negative space will make everything better.
This doesn’t mean you need to find something for every inch of your living room, but putting up art on the walls is important and can be done on a budget.
What one person defines as art might be entirely different from what someone else thinks – in other words, it’s entirely subjective. The right course of action here is to follow your instincts and choose art pieces that you like or connect with.
You can use a decorating app or even a simple phone editing tool to see what color and size would fit great in your space.
The Perfect Lighting
Lighting could be the most complex element of a living room. In this room, it is more often used as an aesthetically pleasing piece, rather than for its functionality.
Of course, you need to have light in the room, but it doesn’t have to be so precise and technical, as let’s say in the kitchen.
It is recommended that you use all three types of lighting; accent, ambient, and task. Place your light sources on different levels throughout the room, and please consider adding a lovely chandelier for a wow-effect.
Add a Rug
Adding an area rug is an excellent idea if you want to add some character to your living room. However, such rugs can be a challenge to get right into the room.
There are several reasons for using them, but before making a purchase, make sure you know all the area rugs.
The most crucial factor to consider with any area rug is the size. When a rug is too small, it can make your living room look somewhat disjointed. Knowing the best size for your room and the way your furniture is arranged is an absolute must.
It is recommended that all the furniture sits on top of the rug, and there should be about 10-20 inches of empty floor between the edges of the rug and the walls.
If you anyone in your family is allergic to dust and rugs are frowned upon, consider rugs woven out of reeds – they are natural, easy to wipe down, and don’t trap dust and pet hair as bad as wool rugs.
Consider a Couple of Throw Pillows
A pillow can add a lot of color and uniqueness to a living space. Throw pillows, in particular, are an easy swap while also providing comfort and modern touch to the room.
Match your pillows to the color or patterns in the room, or to the pattern on your rug, or add a decorative pillow to introduce a pop of color that will add style to your sitting area.
Reflect on a Wall Mirror
Wall mirrors are a decor option that will add another dimension and look great in any living room. Wall mirrors come in many shapes and colors to match your room’s style, whether you want a simple mirror with thin wooden borders or a decorative mirror that is the centerpiece of your living room.
If you have a small living room, mirrors on the wall will make your room look more spacious because they bounce light around. You can’t go wrong with a decorative mirror!
Finish with a Stylish Clock
If you’re looking for striking decor to make your living room design a finished look, please consider a wall clock. Wall clocks come in many different styles, from industrial to quirky, and are sure to be the center of attention in your living room.
There is no better room for a clock than a living room, as everyone in the house visits this room frequently throughout the day.
Choose one that will draw the attention of people visiting your house, and make tracking the time as fun as it can be.
Looking for home decor pieces for your living room should be a highly enjoyable experience, as long as you keep your mind open and your creative juices flowing. Express yourself through art and accessories, and let the most representative room in the house scream of your personality. Add some style to your living space!