In most houses the living room is for entertaining friends, visiting with the family, and spending quite time with your partner watching movies. As such, having a functional and stylish living room is essential. Often times people feel the need to sacrifice functionality for style, or vice versa, however it shouldn’t be that way. You should be able to express your own style in your furniture and decor and still have it functional.
If you are looking to redecorate your living area, then continue reading below for some great decorating tips for both small and large rooms. Additionally check out the unique living room pictures below that will help with inspiration and design ideas!
Living in an apartment or condo may leave you a little short on living space, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a beautiful living room that is full of style and flair! The main thing with decorating in smaller spaces is you have to be creative. Having unique and innovative storage solutions will ensure you make the most out of your space while still keeping it functional and stylish. There are a variety of furniture options that serve as storage spaces as well so consider that when you are out shopping.
Another great idea for smaller living rooms is to have more hung up on walls to free the floor space. Wall shelving, mounted TV’s, and light fixtures on the wall all work to help create more space! Lastly, have lighter colored walls to make the space feel larger. Using darker colors will make your living room feel more cramped; the idea is to open up the space and make it feel bigger than it really is.
Some may feel that having more space to decorate with will be easier, however this isn’t true. Larger spaces can sometimes be even more difficult because of all the room allotted. Keeping the furniture and flow of the room can be difficult so it’s crucial to buy larger furniture to accommodate the space. Having large sectional couches that wrap around a portion of the room will really give a more intimate feeling to the space.
Additionally you can go with bolder or darker colors on the wall as they will make the room feel a little smaller.