27 Sep How To Get The Living Room Of Your Dreams
The living room is one of the most important rooms in your home – it’s the place everyone gathers to socialise together, eat together and cosy up during the winter and watch the TV or play games. During occasions like Christmas time, the whole family usually gathers in the living room, whether it’s to open presents, play party games or have a few glasses of mulled wine. Here are a few tips to help you get started in order to create the living room of your dreams.
Keep the permanent features neutral
Nothing is really permanent in your living room, since you can always renovate and change things around. However, some things are either very expensive to change or would require a lot of time and effort on your part. The wallpaper or paint, for example, can’t really be changed every month when your tastes start to differ, so it’s important to keep these neutral unless you’re set on a colour that you know you’re going to love for a long time. If you paint the walls a neutral colour, you can always add easily removable decorations such as designer cushions, and other embellishments around the room found online at Linen and more. This means you can take them off without having to worry about lasting effects or having to carry out a big job. Adding coloured cushions, for example, can make the room look a lot brighter, and if you change your mind about them in a few days, you can give them away, return them or throw them out and replace them with a different style and colour.
Think of what you would like as the main feature
For many living rooms, the fireplace is the main feature, so you should put a lot of thought into this. While it’s possible to change the surround of your fireplace if you don’t like it, it’s a rather big job that can be costly too. You should spend a few days shopping around for fireplaces and the surrounds and seriously thinking about what would look best in your home. Think about the colour scheme that you want to go with, and again, choose fairly neutral colour that isn’t going to look out of place with any other colours you decide to choose later on in the process. Some people don’t like to have the fireplace as a main feature, and would much rather have a small fireplace and then a large, modern coffee table in the centre of the room. It’s entirely up to you what you choose to have as the main part of your living room or the feature which everybody is drawn to.
Create more space by using mirrors
You don’t have to fill your living room with mirrors in order to create more space, but just two mirrors strategically placed in the room can create the illusion of plenty more space. This is a great idea if you have a small living room that you think looks cramped – put up a large wall mirror above the fireplace and you’ll instantly see a difference.