Living Room Design: Tips for Designing Your Space
Living rooms are some of the most frequently used spaces in the house. You’ll entertain guests, watch films, have lively or intimate discussions, and many other memorable moments in this room. If you’re looking for living room inspiration you can browse through our galleries on our interior design page.
To further assist your next project, we have put together a non-exhaustive list of some important tips to help you get started.
Have a Plan
Like any good project, it’s important to have a blueprint for how you will design your space. It’s tempting to rush out and buy a new piece of furniture, but without proper planning you may box yourself into design corner that you don’t want to be in.
Having a plan means:
Knowing the measurements of your room
Understanding how the space will be used
Having a budget in mind
Keeping an inventory of pieces you’ll keep and those you’ll toss
Less is More
One of the most common mistakes people make when thinking about how to decorate a living room is overcrowding. A cluttered room with many pieces can be overwhelming for your guests and stressful for you. Consider the size of your space and allow your room and guests to breathe.
Know How You Will Use the Space
It’s easy to get excited about adding new pieces of furniture or choosing the right paint color. However, before you purchase anything thinking about exactly what you’ll be using the space for.
Will you be throwing parties? You will want plenty of seating for guests.
Are you a family who likes to watch films? Think about the space you’ll need for the television you own.
How you envision your living room being used will give you a head start on the perfect living room design for your home.
Never Underestimate Lighting
The amount and type of light can make or break a room. If you’re working with big windows and a lot of natural light, you may not need to invest in as many lighting options. However, if your space doesn’t have many windows and a lot of shading, make sure you accentuate your design with lighting that is both beautiful and functional.
Knowing how much light your space receives can affect many aspects of interior design. From the type of lighting you use to the color palette you choose make sure you aren’t underestimating the lighting.
Living room design doesn’t have to stop after you’ve painted the last wall and plugged in that last lamp. There is no shortage of places both online and in nature to find new living room decor ideas. You don’t have to completely overhaul your living spaces every time you want a new look. The joy of interior design is that you can constantly be keeping an eye out for new pieces and accents that will spark new life into your room.