Synchronism, eye- catching elements and functionality are the first words that come in my mind when I think about decoration. These words define a superb way of living standard, therefore it is key to create a well- coordinated decoration project in any room of your home, especially in your living room. In this area you have the opportunity to polish your personality, show how wonderful your thoughts and ideas are in order to create a room that is not only visually appealing, but also functional whether for you, your family or guests.
Creating a living room design plan might be a daunting challenge; proportion, furniture layout, proper lighting, cohesive color and texture design are just a few of aspects to take into consideration when decorating a living room, and so it is very common to see how nearly everyone makes mistakes while striving to achieve their dream living room. In fact, even for professional designers is easy to fall in all sorts of traps when they are working on a decorating project; what I am trying to let you know is that it is fine if you have made some mistakes while achieving the living room look you have always wanted, that is what tips are for. I have compiled some of the most common living room mistakes as well as their solutions, feel free to check them out.
Absence of Color
Neutral color palette seems to be the easiest way to set a minimalist living room look, however opting for some shade of cream or off- white is not always the most modern and sleekest appearance for your living room; actually you may be causing the opposite effect, boring and sterile feel. It is certainly true that neutrals have never been a bad move when it comes to home decoration, but since your living room is the space where your guests, family and friends spend the most time, you should consider providing it with more than one single shade of bland color. A great solution to this cop- out is giving your living room personality through colorful patterns and creative lighting; and when I say colorful this does not necessarily mean that you have to paint your walls in canary yellow, but eye- catching pops of color on your throw pillows and blankets that adds to your living room personality and liveliness.
Placing Your Furniture Against the Walls
This is probably one of the most common blunders homeowners make when arranging their furniture. The reason why this seems to be easiest way to place them is because your furniture does not crowd the space, and allows everyone in the room sitting down face each other. You need to know that by thinking this way you are just only creating an illusion of more space, however by arranging everything flush against the walls you create an overly formal vibe, which an unwanted feeling because it lacks intimacy and thus makes the space feel less homey. A smart solution to correct this mistake is by striving to create a mix, and place some pieces of furniture along the walls, bring some others together to create cozy areas where guests can feel intimacy and they can comfortably chat.
Consider Only Overhead Lighting
When people walk into any living room, they should feel a pleasant ambience that can only be provided by lighting that has been done correctly; remember that your living room is not a dressing room and so you need to have a variety of light sources; play around the room with table and floor lamps, different heights and brightness will give your living room a warm and flattering room, you can opt for recessed, hanging fixtures, and to create the right mood for the right moment, dimmers will be a key element you will also need to install.
Including Furniture You Won’t Use
There are some elements you think look awesome, and you decide to incorporate them as part of your decor at the time, but you need to ask yourself if you will use them in the long term. Moreover, when you decorate with many small items you give your living room the feel of a cluttered room. To solve this mistake, purchase what you really need in your living room and then design your living room around it, the idea is to make choices that best suit your lifestyle.
Choosing Too Small Rugs
There is not denial that rugs are an expensive and typical element in any living room, if you buy them too small then they can mess with the décor of the entire room. Studying your living room’s proportions will be a great idea to avoid such mistake. Furthermore, remember that the rug should touch the front legs of every piece of nearby furniture, but if it goes bigger it is totally fine. Placing the proper sized rug can add character and create a true impact in your living room.
A living room is the symbol of peace and serenity in any home, so in order to make it to a beautiful and comfortable one you need to incorporate the elements and accessories that best portrait your taste and style, but keeping in mind that there are certain principles you need to follow.
At first glance it may seem a simple project, but the way you decorate your living room is not only a matter of look, functionality should also have a key role in the process of decorating such an essential room in your house. It is also important to mention that is absolutely fair if you decide to hire an interior designer you can work with in order to achieve the living room that best expresses your style. It is never too late to improve your living room’s decor, at FinishBuild we offer you an exceptional variety of furnishings as well as accessories that can incredibly complement the look you want your living room to have…you dream it, we Build it!