Day: September 8, 2016

Tips To Decorate A Living Room

The living room is where you receive your guests and it is the first room anyone enters. The living room design sets a theme to the entire house. There are many ways to brighten up your living room and we have listed a few ideas below to serve as inspiration for you.

Liven up the old furniture

This doesn’t mean you have to completely replace the old furniture. The trick is to get the maximum effect by adding a few elements. Think about adding a few colourful or patterned throw pillows or cushions to the sofa set. These pops of colour can highlight your old furniture giving it an entirely new look.

Go for a new light fixture

A beautiful set of lamps can frame your living room area. You can also choose how light is distributed and also the intensity of light in the room. It is advised to use understated lighting so as not to overwhelm the space with brightness. You can either go fully modern with simplistic furniture and minimal lamp design, or a more rustic look with timber flooring and funky light fittings. This link http://deltacarpetsandvinyls.com.au/index.php/commercial-timber-and-laminate-flooring/ will help you to find the right timber flooring. 

Dress up the floor

Wood flooring has a very elegant look no matter which type you use, whether hard wood, timber laminate flooring or a wood substitute. You can create a splotch of colour by adding a colourful carpet or rug. By centering the carpet in the middle of the living room, you can shed some focus on the furniture arrangement. 

Or if you want to change the setting entirely, you can go for a design carpet flooring Melbourne. There are many patterns, colours and materials of carpets to choose from. You can either go for an understated look so that the furniture stands out or if you have neutral theme to your furniture, try for something bolder like a patterned design.

Add a spot of living green

Plants can liven up a space perfectly. You can add a small potted plant to the middle of the room or a leafy plant in a corner. You can also frame the entryway by vegetation, highlighting it from the background. Another way to incorporate vegetation is to have small potted flowering plants near the windows. If this seems like a messy option, try for flowering plants right outside the windows. This will brighten up your view from the inside.

Add pops of colour

Another trick is to add little pops of colour in unexpected places. You can do this by adding a different colour to the back of bookshelves and having tiny colourful ornaments in strategic places. You can also use colourful curtains. Or you can spruce up your old curtains by adding a patterned border to them. This gives them a new look with minimum cost and effort.