Any house can be a home with the right décor! It’s all about learning how to use your spaces right, and adding the right finishing touches to bring the areas to life.
Here are a few simple tips to help you make your living room décor sparkle:
Install curtains to match the walls — If your living room curtains are the same color as your living room walls, it will give the room a streamlined, unbroken look. This will help the living room look much bigger than it really is.
Use “airy” furniture — Wood looks solid and somber, but using glass and metallic furniture is much more open and airy than wooden furniture. Instead of a wooden coffee table, place a glass one in the center of the room to make it look like you have more space. You can also use acrylic furniture to provide the same effect.
Scale down the furniture — If you only have limited living room space, large pieces of furniture aren’t the best solution. Instead, you want to find smaller, scaled down pieces of furniture that take up less space but still provide comfortable seating. Petite tables and chairs will be much better than bulky club chairs!
Give things double duty —Decorate your home with furniture that can be used for more than one purpose. For example, a bench along the side of the room can be used as seating, or it can be a storage shelf for all of your books and video games. The ottoman can be more than just a piece of decorative furniture, but it can hold remotes and controllers. If your furniture can do double duty, you can get away with less living room space!
Read Part 4 for a few more simple living room décor tips…