Some say that the kitchen is the heart of the home.
But if that’s the case, then the living room has to be the soul – where else can every member of the family unwind all the way, shake off the psychic detritus of the outside world, bond with the people they know best and completely be themselves?
From evenings spent watching favourite TV shows to drinks and parlour games with friends, and solo time spent curled up on the sofa with a good book and a cuppa, for us, the living room is all about life and vitality – they named it well.
But if you’re about to redecorate your living room and have complete carte blanche, how do you add those extra charming touches that reflect the various personalities in your home and breathe life into a blank space?
If you’re stuck getting started, take a look at our tips for adding that je ne sais quoi to your living room!
Paint Colour Palette
The colour of your living room walls can have a subtle yet powerful effect on the room’s overall ambience, so you should definitely choose carefully to make sure it matches the vibe you’d like to inspire. This Scandinavian colour palette from PPG Paints is a good pick – it’s muted, calming, cosy and stylish.
Sound & vision
As far as entertainment devices go, have you considered making a quality stereo system the star of the show? It’s more conducive to chatting, calming when you’re relaxing alone or with your partner, and stimulates kids to get up and dance. To add a visual dimension, invest in a cool lyrics speaker from Cotodama.
Is the sofa and armchair offering from mainstream stores starting to feel a bit samey? We’re loving the mix of high-quality and uber-stylish individual pieces and sets from SM London – their low-profile modular sofas are particularly useful for creating that retro conversation pit feel. The right living room upholstery ties the rest of the room together perfectly.
Whatever your taste, having a few unusual conversation pieces in your living room is always a nice touch – whether they’re ornaments from favourite holidays, rare antiques or kitsch contemporary pieces, they add a fab creative flourish. To get you started, take a look at Fun Funky Living for some terrific tongue in cheek ornaments.
When the carpets in your high street stores look too bland and manufactured and hardwood feels too stark and cold, rugs and carpets crafted from natural materials can strike the perfect balance. To get a feel for these styles, take a look at the classiccollection from Sisal & Seagrass – you can even order a bespoke rug and border to match the rest of your décor!
Hopefully these delightful décor tips have inspired you to add your own signature style to your living room – imagine how fulfilled you’ll feel when it’s finished!
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