Tips for Decorating your Living Room

Re-decorating your living room can be a daunting task, especially if it is the first time you have decided to undertake this type of project. Allow us to help you to tackle this job effectively with our handy tips:

  1. Decide what you want your new living room to look like and have a clear vision in your mind. This does not mean that you need to know every detail, but having a general idea will give you a foundation to build on. Behind every successful project, there is a strategy and a plan, the same should be applied here.
  2. You should do as much research as you can before deciding on the look of your room. There are plenty of home magazines, and websites with great ideas of living room colors and styles. If you find something you like, tear the page out or print the picture off and keep it aside for reference later on. After you have a collection of different designs you can then choose which ones suit you and your home. 
  3. Lighting will be an important aspect of your decoration, as it creates the ambiance, mood and atmosphere of the room. So choose your lighting carefully so that you can create the right feel.
  4. Selecting the correct furniture is vital, again a good idea is to look through magazines and the internet to match the correct furniture to the style of your room.
  5. Curtains can make a room, so it is important to choose wisely, a nicely decorated room with shabby curtains that do not match will ruin your hard work. a good tip is to choose curtains which match the color of the furniture.  
  6. Flooring is another extremely important aspect of decorating, make sure that the color of your flooring matches the color of your furniture. A good tip is to choose neutral colors that will match with several different color schemes, so that you can decorate the walls in future without having to replace the flooring every time.
  7. When purchasing your new furniture, don’t buy too much, it is important that there is enough free space in a room, so that it does not feel like a furniture shop. You want your home to be comfortable.
  8. Pick up any accessories that match in with your scheme to add zing to your room and make it unique. Craft fiars and flea markets are good for this sort of thing.
  9. If you are into plants you could always choose some colorful plants to provide a natural beauty to your new living room.  
  10. Some interesting paintings can really bring style to your room, so get out there and check out some art work that will compliment your choice of decoration.

Decorating any room for the first time can be confusing, with so many styles, colors and furniture to choose from. Proper planning before you even visit the shops will help you to get the room you want at the right price.

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